Free Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

We’re a few weeks into the summer holidays now and I have to be honest and say that I’m loving it! The extra time spent with our girls is wonderful, and thankfully it hasn’t cost us a fortune. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that we’re trying to complete as many of the National Trusts 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 List. A lot of the activities are cheap, or free. For more info, click here. I thought I’d share with you some of the free/cheap activities that we’ve been doing so… [Read More]

Looking for some Easter sun? 8 holiday destinations for a sunny Easter break

By the time Easter arrives, most of us are simply feed up with the grey and wet weather of the UK. After the buzz and excitement of Christmas and New Year is over, the first few months of the year can be a real drag. Getting back to the daily grind of work and the seemingly endless cold and miserable weather can really get you down. What you need is something to look forward to. An Easter holiday somewhere hot and sunny can give you the break you need and booking now really give you something to look forward to… [Read More]

All I want for 2018 is….

Every new year brings a new start. It’s a time for people to make resolutions, reflect on the year gone by, and think about what the new year will bring. As I wrote earlier this month, I’ve decided not to make any new years resolutions. This decision was made because I’m actually very happy with where my life is right now. 2017 saw me loosing two stone in weight. I ran my first half marathon, and I have a very positive outlook on life. My children are happy and settled in school, and although I accepted redundancy from the company… [Read More]

7 Tips to Help You Afford Your Next Holiday

Working full time is difficult, especially if you’re raising a family. With bills to pay and regular expenses that can’t be avoided, taking a holiday is quite often beyond our financial means. Family trips can be expensive and they’re often not a priority. For many, travel getaways, whether it’s a luxurious cruise in the Caribbean or a family excursion to Disneyland, are only a pipedream. Still, we all need a break from time to time in order renew our energy to face the challenges of daily life. What can we do to make our dreams of travel come true? Possible… [Read More]

5 Holiday Essentials

Going on holiday can be an exciting time. Whether you’re planning a girls weekend away, a family holiday or perhaps a mini city break, making sure you pack the essentials can really ensure your trip goes smoothly. Here are my top five holiday essentials. Camera One of my biggest essentials when going on holiday is my camera. I used to have a heavy and pretty bulky DLSR, but I’ve seen the light and have invested in a super lightweight, portable and easy to carry camera. Some of the best compact camera Panasonic offer online are perfect for holidays. Panasonic’s line of 4k… [Read More]

Fabulous Family-Friendly Holiday Destinations: Where To Take The Kids This Summer

Summer is here! The weather is improving all the time, the days are longer, and everybody is in a better mood. If you have plans to take a trip this summer, but you’re not sure where to travel next, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some fabulous family-friendly destinations to get you thinking. Greek Islands If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand and a little bit of culture thrown in, look no further than the stunningly beautiful Greek Islands. There’s an array of destinations to choose from, and many of the islands boast hotels, which are geared… [Read More]

5 Tips For Having A Jolly Summer Holiday This Year

https://www.pexels.com/photo/child-wearing-white-crew-neck-shirt-89414/ With summer approaching, it’s often the time we all start to think about having a week away more seriously. Whether you’re planning on spending seven days in the sun or a long weekend by a lake, if you’re contemplating a break over the warmer months, you might be freaking out a bit. When you have little ones, holidaying can be that little bit harder. To help you out with planning, preparing and even packing, take a look at these top tips. 1. Shop Around Firstly, when you start to look into options, make sure you spend a bit of… [Read More]

6 Easy Ways to Keep Children Content When on Holiday

Heading off on your travels is always a barrel of laughs, but sometimes you have to take the needs of your children into account. Here are six ways to keep your children content when on holiday. Healthy snacks  Hungry tummies mean grumbly kids. Make sure you prevent them from becoming agitated by bringing along a selection of healthy snacks which keep their stomachs satisfied. While they might be craving sugary goodness ahead of vegetable and fruit options, a healthy option is your best bet for ensuring they don’t experience something of a sugar rush. Give them a say Avoid giving… [Read More]

2017 Holiday Inspiration

A few days ago I was talking to a friend about the best places I’ve been holiday. This was mainly pre-children, but of course since having children, we’ve been to some amazing places as well. If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration, I thought I’d share my travels with you. Before my husband and I had children, the majority of our holidays were short city breaks. Rome will always be one of my favourite holiday destinations. My husband and I have been to Rome twice. We love everything about it. Visiting the coloseum is always a highlight, as is eating ice… [Read More]

Why I will be taking my children on holiday during term time

There’s been a lot of debate recently about taking children out of school during term time to go on holiday. Up until a few weeks ago, it wasn’t really something that crossed my mind. However when I started pricing up our annual holiday, I was genuinely shocked to see how much more expensive holidays were during half term. As this is the first year that our children are in full time school, it’s never been an issue before, but now that it is, I’ve found myself on the side of those who want to be able to take their children… [Read More]