6 ways to have a brilliant summer – despite the weather

Summer is here, meaning sunny days, picnics and having fun enjoying the fresh air, right? Wrong, if the British weather has anything to do with it! But don’t let storms keep you inside. The long days are an ideal time to get out with your children, giving them new skills and experiences and making for some lifelong memories. Life under canvas Camping can teach children about the world outside without leaving your back garden. You don’t need a big tent, just a quick pop-up one – the kind you would take to a festival (remember them?). Failing that, sling a… [Read More]

Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer with the Chad Valley Range from Argos #GoodToGo #PlayPanel

Finding ways to encourage children to put down their iPads and get outdoors can be challenging, but thanks to Chad Valley and their range of over 400 toys for babies, toddlers and younger children, that’s about to get easier! As part of the Chad Valley Play Panel, a network of parenting bloggers from all over the UK, we’re here to put the Chad Valley range of toys to the test and give you our unbiased opinion on their wide range of toys. These toys include inflatables, mud kitchens, sports sets and more! In order for us to put these toys to… [Read More]

What we did over the summer holidays

I can’t believe that the summer holidays are over already. I feel sad at how fast the past few weeks have flown by, and also by the fact that our girls will now be entering into full time school. Sadly that means my days at home will no longer be spent with the girls. I feel sad the only time I will get to spend with our girls will be the short spell between them coming home from school and bedtime, and also the weekends. I’m so going to look forward to the weekends! Although I’m feeling pretty sad at… [Read More]

Getting the Car Ready for Summer: 10 Top Tips

Every time winter rolls around, I see guides popping up here, there and everywhere with tips for keeping your car safe in the colder months. What about keeping your car safe in the summer though. Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to find out in this post! Depending on the age of your car, you may not need to do all, if any of the tips listed below. This is because newer cars require less maintenance. This is mainly due to advances to in technology. Gone are the days where you’d need to change the oil in your car every… [Read More]

Summer Holiday Fashion Wish List

In just a few weeks time, we’ll be off on our summer holiday. Of course I have plenty of clothes in my wardrobe, but part of the fun in going on holiday is being able to buy new clothes. I don’t want to take too many things with me, but at the same time I need to have some essentials such as ‘throw away’ dresses for the day whilst we’re lounging by the pool, wandering around the shops or lazing on the beach. When it comes to night time I’d like have some more smarter clothes, but they need to… [Read More]

Summer Holiday Checklist – Adult Edition!

Following on from my kids edition summer holiday checklist last week, today I bring you the adult edition! Passport/EHIC cardTravel gamesBook(s)/MagazinesIpad/Kindle/Electronic games console – make sure it’s fully charged and bring the charger too!Phone chargerCamera and memory cardsHeadphones Travel kettleSpare batteries Medicine/First aid kid – make sure it’s well stocked!Sewing kit Snacks SwimsuitSwimbagKaftan/Cover upGogglesUV sun tent – great for the beachBeach ball or other pool inflatableTowels Sun creamAfter sunInsect repellent Sunhats/sunglassesBlanket(s) Toiletries: Shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, cotton buds/wool, razor, face wipes, talc – great for getting sand off!Hair dryer/straightenersHairbrush/comb – I personally recommend a tangle tease!Nail clippersTweezersTissues Portable black… [Read More]

Summer Holiday Checklist – Kids Edition

It’s almost summer and that means a lot of us Brits will be packing up ready for our summer holidays. Whether it be in the UK or abroad, travelling with kids can be stressful, so let me take some of the stress away by providing you with a summer holiday checklist for kids! Passport/EHIC cardTravel gamesBook(s)Ipad/Electronic games console – make sure it’s fully charged and bring the charger too! NappiesNappy rash creamWet wipes Medicine – Calpol etcFirst aid kid – make sure it’s well stocked!Teething gels and aids Plenty of dummies – why do they always going missing when on… [Read More]

Essential Summer Duds for Dads

Summer is around the corner and that means it’s time for some new clothes to ring in the season. Sometimes, outfitting fathers for the warm weather months is easier said than done. For many dads, trying to follow the latest fashion trends often spells disaster. Here are a few rules and trends to stick to so you can look your best during the summer without unnecessarily embarrassing your family. When you’re a grown-man with a family, you should be well beyond trying to attract attention with your clothes. When it comes to dads and fashion, less is more and your… [Read More]

Dulux Decorator Centre. SS’16 interior trends

As the winter months start to dissolve into sweet spring and summer, it is now time, more than ever, to explore the ultimate interior trends. Maybe it’s about time you found the inspiration and motivation for that super spring clean. Look no further for that inspiration than here, as I bring you all the information and ideas you need to set up your interior ready for the sunny season. Dulux Decorator Centre has every trend on point for SS’16 so take a look at what they have on offer. Rose petal pinks So the beauty of this trend for your spring… [Read More]

Poundland £20 Summer Challenge

I was recently invited to take part in Poundland’s Summer Challenge. I was gifted £20 in Poundland vouchers and challenged to see what items I could get from their summer range. I walk past Poundland on my way into work so I quite often pop in to pick up some cake decorations, wet wipes or gifts for our twins. I remember going in last year just before Christmas to get some Christmas decorations and I managed to get quite a few bargains! Some festive lights, stockings, tinsel etc! I always know I can save money in Poundland! When my vouchers… [Read More]