Thermae Bath Spa Review

On the last weekend of November my friends and I spent the weekend in Bath. We booked earlier in the year with the intention of exploring the Bath Christmas Market. You can read all about the Bath Christmas Market on my blog here. A few days before we went, my friends sent me a message asking if I’d like to go to the Thermae Bath Spa during our weekend away. Of course I jumped at the chance and said yes! The Thermae Bath Spa is an award-winning day spa, combining the ‘old and new’/ There are two historic spa buildings, The… [Read More]

The Busy Parents Guide to Surviving Christmas

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful times too. I love buying gifts for my family. The excitement of choosing the perfect gift for each recipient gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. However, the cost of the Christmas gives me an together completely different feeling! Here are some tips that will hopefully make the Christmas season a little less stressful. Save money throughout the year. This is possibly easier said than done, but small, regular amounts can soon add up. It’s also worth looking to your… [Read More]

Bath Christmas Market 2018

Last weekend, myself and a few friends spent the weekend in Bath. We booked to go early in the year so that we could explore the Christmas markets, and we weren’t disappointed. This was my first trip to Bath and I have to say that it’s such a beautiful place. I really can’t wait to go back there again. The Bath Christmas Market started on the 22nd November and the last day is the 9th December. It’s a shame that it’s not on a little longer, but if you do get the chance to go before it finishes, I highly… [Read More]

Review: Playmobil Children’s Playground

When I look back at my childhood, I always have this one memory of my sister and I playing with a children’s playground set. I can’t remember what make it was, but I do remember we had so much fun playing with it. Quite often when my girls and I go shopping they like to look at the toys, and Playmobil is one brand they’re always drawn towards. We’ve never owned any Playmobil toys before so when Smyths Toys kindly sent us a Playmobil Children’s Playground to review I was keen to see what it was like, as were our twin… [Read More]

PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset Review

PJ Masks is an animated TV series which follows three main characters, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, as they become a superhero team at night fall to fight bad guys, Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. Our twin girls are six years old and they really enjoy watching PJ Masks on TV. That’s why I thought they’d love this playset! I think that the PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset is the perfect toy for PJ Masks fans. The PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset is available from Smyths online here for £49.99, as well as other good toy stores and amazon…. [Read More]

Review: Santa Safari at West Midland Safari Park

One of the most anticipated events in the year for us is our annual trip to West Midland Safari Park. We first went in September 2017. You can read all about our first trip here. We then returned in November 2017 for their Santa Safari which you can read about here, and then we were lucky enough to return again earlier this year for their Ice Age Exhibition which you can read about here. Last Saturday we returned again for their Santa Safari. The Santa Safari is a magical festive day out for all the family. It combines a 4-mile… [Read More]

Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Christmas is not long away so that means lots of people are turning their thoughts towards Christmas gifts. If you’re super organised, you may have already started, or even finished your Christmas shopping, but if you’re like me and haven’t started yet then have a look at this gift guide for some Christmas gift inspiration. Cienna Rose Nail Lacquer This new, fun and colourful nail brand has a range of lacquers for every occasion containing Lemongrass Oil, Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and a 12-free formula (vegan friendly too). Inspired by all things floral, Cienna Rose is a 12 Free… [Read More]

Plan Family Fun For The Christmas Break

It’s official. There are now less than 10 weeks until the Christmas holiday! While it might be a little too early to plan your presents, it’s not too early to prepare your holiday. Indeed, as time is not slowing down, Halloween is just around the corner. You know that once you’ve finished making the costume of your little ones, it’ll be just enough time to do your Christmas shopping. In other words, you will be too overwhelmed by stress to schedule some well-deserved family fun. Indeed, the Christmas time has become synonymous with stress. Parents are nervous that they’ll never… [Read More]

Why should you buy your Christmas gifts early?

Before you know it, Christmas has arrived. Shopping in the holiday season can be very stressful and expensive, which is why careful planning and consideration is required. Instead of opting to buy presents in the last moments leading up to Christmas, it’s much wiser to buy your gifts early. There are several reasons why. You won’t have to buy everything at once One of the main issues that everyone has come Christmas is the cost of the bulk. Because most of the time people tend to buy everything all at once, that usually leads to paying one heavy price immediately, which can definitely hurt your wallet. A very wise plan would be to start gradually… [Read More]

Our Christmas 2017

Christmas is such a magical time of year, even more so when you have children. Watching their faces light up when they help to put the decorations up, adorn the tree with tinsel and hang their stockings on Christmas eve. Listening to them talking about what to put out for Santa and his reindeer, and of course, trying to get them to go to sleep quickly on Christmas eve and to stay asleep! Our girls usually wake up anytime between 6am and 7am on a typical day. I was hoping this would be the same on Christmas morning, but that… [Read More]