Am I boring?

If you ask me what my idea of a good night is, I’d say being at home with my husband. Our girls would be asleep in bed. We’d have a good film on, and perhaps a takeaway too. I’d be laying on the sofa under a blanket next to my husband. Boring? Perhaps, but that’s my idea of a good night! That may change as our children get older. I may push the boat out, and my husband and I may go out for a meal in the evening, perhaps a concert or the cinema etc, but for now a… [Read More]

Strengthening Relationships Between Friends and Family

Have you ever sat back and considered all the people you have been in touch with over your life? Deep family relationships, fleeting friendships, counter clerks you see on a regular basis or even your local barman. Faces may spring to mind of relationships past, names that dance on the tip of your tongue, all relationships that were but are now separated by time or distance.  Some relationships come easier than others but may be fleeting, while others are harder to cultivate but offer a greater bond over time. The special people who have in your life you likely spend… [Read More]

A year of self-employment

The 11th October 2018 will mark my one year anniversary of being self-employed. It’s been such an up and down journey, but overall, it’s been a very positive experience. In August 2017 I accepted redundancy from the company I’d worked for since I was 17 years old. It was a very daunting time, but I looked upon it as an exciting time. A time to start afresh, a new chapter. A chance to do something different that would make my life, and the lives of my family easier. On the 11th October 2017 I completed my very first self-employed job…. [Read More]

10 things all Brits do on an all inclusive holiday

Having recently returned from an all inclusive holiday to Menorca, I couldn’t help, but notice a number of things that us Brits seemingly love to do on an all inclusive holiday. Some of them are funny, some are plain weird, and some of them I even do myself! So here are 10 things all Brits do on an all inclusive holiday! Clap when the plane lands – Why do us Brits do this? I’m not sure if other nationalities do this too, but I find it pretty funny! On our recent holiday, people on the plane even clapped the Captains… [Read More]

4 Reasons California Is the Perfect Family Holiday Destination 

California has a lot to offer for a family looking to get away. From world-class beaches and city escapes to snowy mountains, there’s a real range of activities bound to appeal to even the pickiest (little!) holiday makers. Traditionally famous for Hollywood and Disneyland, there are plenty of other famous and fabulous landmarks definitely worth exploring. If you’re looking for some reasons to visit California, then we’ve created a list below!  Hit the road If you really want to get a taste of what California has to offer, then a road trip is often the best way to experience all… [Read More]

Three things to consider when buying a family home

Finding the perfect property is usually much easier said than done. Whether you’re just starting the search to buy a family home or you’ve been looking for months (or even years) without any luck, the key to finding the right property often comes down to three main factors—lifestyle, location and budget. Let’s take a look at these in a little more depth… How well it suits your family Functionality is one of the most important factors when buying a house. Before you waste hours browsing through listings and rushing to open houses, it’s a smart move to invest a little… [Read More]

10 Things That Make Me Happy

I was recently tagged in the 10 Things That Make Me Happy tag by Bound For Somewhere. You can read her post here. So without further ado, and in no particular order here are 10 things that make me happy. 1. My husband and children. Yes, it’s a cliche and it’s the ‘obvious answer’ that most likely everyone will say, but it’s true. Without these crazies, I’d actually be pretty unhappy. Hubby drives me crazy with his constant moving of things around and don’t even get me started on his snoring, but I do love him and he does make… [Read More]

Easy Ways for you to Save Money When You Have a Family

If you know that you need to start saving money because you want to book a family holiday or even because you want to try and have more money on a day to day basis for your family then there are things that you can do to try and help yourself with this. The best thing about these tips is that you won’t find yourself constantly struggling to say no to your family, and they are very easy to follow. Make a Plan The first thing that you need to do is have a monthly savings goal. The idea here… [Read More]

Families come in all shapes and sizes

When I was growing up I often thought of family as being made up of a mum, dad and two children. Of course you’d have your grandparents as well. Mums parents, dads parents and in addition any sisters or brothers they have being aunts and uncles. That was pretty much it in my opinion. The thought of step-mums and step-siblings was never a thought that entered my mind because my family was made up mum, dad, my sister and I. It was that simple. I thought that when I grew up, I too would have the same family unit. A… [Read More]

Dear Children…

Dear Children, I want to start this letter by telling you both that Mummy and Daddy love you more than words can ever express. We want you both to be happy, and in order for that to happen, we’ll always be there for you, supporting you both through good and bad times. This letter has been written with a lot of love behind it. Life can be tough. It can be cruel. It can break even the strongest of human beings. However, if we can go forward in life with a positive, can-do attitude then we truly believe that anything… [Read More]