Review: Hotel Victoria Playa, Menorca (2018)

Three years ago my husband, and our twin girls went on holiday with my step son and mother in law to Santo Tomas, Menorca. We booked an all inclusive holiday with Thomson, and stayed in the Victoria Playa Hotel. You can read my review from 2015 here. This year we decided to return as a family of four as we had fond memories of our last trip. Our flight was early which was great as it meant we arrived at our hotel around 11am and checked into our room straight away. Our room had two double beds in. We moved… [Read More]

A Scottish Adventure

Like many people I have a bucket list. Although, I have to be honest and say that I’m not keen on calling it a bucket list, but rather just a list of things I’d like to do in life. That way if I don’t manage to do them all, that’s ok! I don’t have a time limit on when I plan to do these things, and not even 100% sure that I’ll ever get around to doing them all, but it’s nice to have goals! I have quite a varied range of things on my list. From writing a book… [Read More]

Seeking some winter sun

For the majority of us Brits summer means holidays, but have you ever thought about going on holiday in the winter? This year, my husband and I have been very lucky to have enjoyed two holidays. They were both very different holidays! The first was a trip to Disneyland Paris, which was very magical indeed, and the second was an all inclusive week in Minorca. Both were very enjoyable holidays. However, now that summer is almost over and winter is fast approaching, I’m feeling the need for another holiday! Going on holiday in winter may seem strange to some, but… [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]

Getting the best deal on your next holiday

As a family, we’ve been very lucky to have two holidays abroad this year. The first was back in June when we went to Disneyland Paris, and the second was earlier month when we went to Menorca. Now, I’d like to point out that this isn’t a regular occurrence for us. We usually have just the one holiday, so I think it’s fair to say it’s been a truly good year in terms of holidays for us. Sadly the beginning of the year wasn’t great. My husband had a number of health scares, and ended up in and out of… [Read More]

Preparing for your first summer holiday with the kids

If your kids have just finished their first year of school, no doubt they’re excited for the upcoming six week holidays. You may be feeling a little less excited and considerably more apprehensive – but this is normal! Six weeks off school leaves a lot to be arranged, from activities to childcare, and this can put strain on even the most organised of parents. The team over at Wellkid Peppa Pig Multi-Vits have put together their top tips for making sure you’re prepared for the holidays – check them out below! Plan and stick to a budget to avoid overspending… [Read More]

9 Critical Tips for Traveling by Car with a Baby

Traveling with your baby in a car can go two ways. Your baby might sleep the entire way, waking only to eat, and dozing quickly off again with a clean nappy and a full belly. The other scenario is that your baby screams the entire way, resulting in frayed nerves and you considering if the return trip home is truly necessary. A new location is good, right? It is impossible to predict how your child will behave on a car ride. Parents should be prepared for all scenarios, so let’s take a look at the best tips for traveling by… [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]

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]

Personalised Gift Review from Personally Presented

I absolutely adore personalised gifts. There’s something very meaningful to a gift that’s been personalised. It shows that a lot of thought has gone in it and that means a lot to me. Personally Presented is an online website that sells a range of personalised gifts. Personally Presented say that they believe in gifts worth giving. A gift that is unique and individual as they are. I recently ordered some personalised gifts from Personally Presented and thought I’d share them here with you. First up is this gorgeous travel mug which costs just £16.95. My new job involves me driving to… [Read More]