#GIFTED Mud & Bloom Subscription Box Review

As a busy parent finding ways to encourage my children to connect with nature can be hard. During the weekdays we’re all pretty busy with work, school and after school activities. This means I don’t get a lot of time to plan out any activities for the weekend. However Mud & Bloom recently sent me their April monthly subscription box to review and it’s full of easy and fun activities to engage children in nature. As an added bonus they’re also educational. Mud & Bloom was created by Anja in December 2017. As a mum of three, Anja is passionate… [Read More]

Family Camping Essentials and Tips

This year we’re planning our very first camping trip. It’s something we’re all very excited about! I have fond memories of camping from when I was a child. It’s something we used to do fairly often. Our twins are seven years old and we’re yet to take them camping, but that’s all about to change this year! The thing is though, I know nothing about camping other than we’ll need a tent, sleeping bags, something to cook on and that’s about it! I recently turned to the blogging community to ask them for their help! In particular I wanted to… [Read More]

Bali Family Holiday Guide #AD

Bali is an Indonesian island that is well known for its sandy beaches and coral reefs. It’s been a popular travel destination for couples and lone travellers for some time now, and in recent years it’s becoming more and more popular as a family travel destination too. Bali has lots to offer its visitors. In addition to the beautiful surroundings, the accommodation on offer is just as exquisite. Family villas in Bali offer up the chance to truly relax and unwind. With private pools, well-manicured gardens and tropical-style indoor-outdoor spaces you really can just sit back and relax. Bali is… [Read More]

Family Camping Holidays #AD

This year I’m making a big effort to get back to nature, to be more environmentally friendly and to get back to basics. As mentioned in my previous post, 2019: The Year of Family Camping Holidays, I’m planning on having lots of little adventures throughout the year with my family. We normally go abroad on holiday once a year. Our chosen destination is usually Spain or Disneyland! These types of holidays are wonderful and so much fun. We’ve created so many memories on these types of holidays, but the problem is they’re so expensive. I also wonder if my husband… [Read More]

London Marathon Training Update

I wasn’t expecting to write another update post so soon after my last one at the end of January, but needs must! You can read my last update post here. My last two runs of January had to be completed on the treadmill because it was just too icy outside to risk slipping and getting injured. By the time my long run came around on the 2nd February there was still a bit of snow and ice on the ground, but the thought of running 7 miles on a treadmill bored me! I don’t mind running 5k on a treadmill,… [Read More]

2019: The Year of Family Camping Holidays

As per the title of this post, 2019 is going to be the year that we as a family will embrace camping! I have fond memories of camping when I was a child. I remember my parents having a practise run in the garden of putting the tent up, taking it down and packing it all away again. In all fairness it was a lovely big tent. I don’t recall how long it took to put up. My sister and I were probably off playing and running around whilst out parents took on the tent building challenge! I don’t even… [Read More]