Family

For as long as I can remember I always knew that I wanted to be a mum. I didn’t ever think about how many children I’d have, but for me just one was a given.  Thankfully my husband and I were blessed with twin girls, and I really couldn’t feel more proud and honoured to be their mum.  To me being a parent means that you’re always there for your children no matter what. Whether it’s to be a shoulder to cry on, someone to go to for advice or just to be their sounding board.  Of course life isn’t… [Read More]

Top Tips for Installing Wood Flooring

Choosing the best type of flooring for your home can be confusing. In my day job I get to see inside a lot of people’s homes. This means that quite often I take inspiration from their homes.  For example, one house I work in has a beautiful bathroom. They have a freestanding bath that looks so elegant along with cute, little plants lining the windowsill. It looks beautiful.  In another house, their living room is based upon a ‘country cottage style’. They have wooden beams, beautiful wood flooring and an open fire place. It’s very cosy and warm.  Taking inspiration… [Read More]

Review: Hiding Space Westgate Apartments, Bath

My friends and I recently spent a weekend in Bath to visit the Bath Christmas Market. We had an absolutely amazing time. I really enjoyed exploring all of the different chalets and seeing what was for sale. It was also incredible listening to the street music and just taking the atmosphere in. The smell of mulled wine and chestnuts roasting just added to the atmosphere! I would definitely recommend a visit! Anyway, this post isn’t about the Christmas market! You can read all about that in my post here.  Whilst in Bath we stayed in the Hiding Space Westgate Apartments…. [Read More]

4 Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Beach Day

4Everybody loves a day at the beach. Going to the beach with the family is sort of a ritual most families will go through at one point in their lives and is the perfect activity if you have children of all ages. However, a seemingly perfect beach day could quickly turn into a nightmare if you go unprepared. Luckily, everybody can make sure that their family trip goes as smoothly as possible with a few simple tricks. Here are four tips for planning the perfect family beach day. Make Sure Everyone’s Covered We can’t express it enough – sun exposure… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Adopting a business mindset when blogging

Creating a successful blog is difficult because it’s so easy to get into blogging. Using a site such as WordPress, anyone can create their own blog. So, it’s a massively saturated marketplace. But that doesn’t mean every blogger is successful. In fact, it’s very difficult to build up a following. How many blog posts have you seen with 0 likes, shares, or comments? That’s quite commong in the blogging world. If you want to build up a loyal following of dedicated readers then you need to develop a unique website. The key is to take an entrepreneurial approach to running… [Read More]

How to Plan the Perfect Family Holiday

HA family holiday can be the perfect occasion to bond with your loved ones and take them on an adventure that’s worth years of happy memories. Their first family holiday will also have an effect on how they view travel for the rest of their lives. But a family holiday can fast turn into a nightmare if not planned for carefully, and too many families leave certain aspects of family travel to chance. However, planning for a family holiday isn’t that complicated once you know how to go about it. Here are a few tips for planning the perfect holiday… [Read More]

Top 7 Greek Islands to Visit This Year

The Greek Islands have a reputation for wonderful beaches, a hedonistic lifestyle, and thousands of years of culture. Every year, visitor numbers increase, but with more than 200 islands to choose from, there is plenty of space to explore. Here is a guide to some of the loveliest Greek Islands, what they have to offer for families, and why you should visit them. By the time you reach the last paragraph, you will be itching to book some flights! Santorini Santorini is famous for its whitewashed Cycladic houses and picturesque streets. The island has been portrayed by artists many times… [Read More]

Arts and crafts, the simple pleasures of life

Arts and Crafts Go Digital As children, most of us grew up engaging in the traditional form of arts and crafts. Either in a schooling environment or at home with our minders. Paints, crayons, papier mache or clay. The list of arts and crafts is endless. It’ a way to keep the mind sharp as well as being an enjoyable past time.  Needless to say, times are changing. Life has become digital. You can now video call your doctor, do banking online or even download design apps. These apps can be anything from knitting, house design, DIY or painting, to… [Read More]

Neveo Family Journal Review

Photographs are very important to me. I try to capture as many natural photos of my family as I can. I then like to display them in a frame or photo album.  So many people take photographs on their mobile phones, but they often get forgotten about which means they’re never seen again or shown to anyone. I think this is such a shame. After all, photographs are meant to be shared, and that’s why I think Neveo is a wonderful idea. Neveo is a monthly newsletter that you can create and send to your family. Primarily aimed at grandparents… [Read More]