Somerset Yurts Review: The Freedom To Explore

Nestled on a working Dairy Farm in the beautiful Quantock Hills, Somerset Yurts offers its guests the chance to unwind, relax and truly get back to nature. Children are free to explore the fields and climb the hay bales whilst mum and dad sit back and relax on the deck of their beautiful, authentic, traditional Mongolian yurt (or Gers as they’re called in Mongolia!). Owned by Emma and Mark, Somerset Yurts offers families, couples, groups and individuals a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Check out the short video below of our time at Somerset Yurts…. [Read More]

6 Summer Travel Essentials For Every Family

It’s almost summertime, which means you are probably planning some sort of trip for your family. This is an exciting time, but if you know what’s good for you then there is probably a looming feeling of anxiety as well. When it comes to traveling with children, even the smallest of inconveniences can get out of hand very quickly. Having made our own fair share of trips with our kids, we have accumulated some of our favourite traveling tips for family outings. Some of these may vary depending on where it is you are traveling to as well as your… [Read More]

Camping, Festivals and Days Out. A Summer Spent Outdoors

This year my husband and I have decided that we’d like to spend as much time as possible outdoors as a family. With so many young people spending the majority of their time indoors on their phones or games consoles, we’re trying our very best to encourage our children to embrace the great outdoors. Being outdoors has so many wonderful benefits from improvements in mental health and well-being, as well as physical benefits such as improved blood pressure and of course the chance to exercise. Of course we can’t always be outdoors when the weather is really bad, but a… [Read More]

A Day Out At Amelia Trust Farm

During the Easter holidays our twin girls decided that they’d like to go to a farm. I’ve previously written about some of the farms we’ve visited such as Greenmeadow Farm, Cefn Mably, Warren Mill and Walnut Tree Farm. You can read my post, Seven Farms in and around Cardiff that you must visit for more information about these farms or simply use the search bar on the left to search for a farm review. One farm that I’ve heard good things about, but that we hadn’t yet visited is Amelia Trust Farm. However, our day didn’t start out at Amelia… [Read More]

Family Camping Essentials and Tips

This year we’re planning our very first camping trip. It’s something we’re all very excited about! I have fond memories of camping from when I was a child. It’s something we used to do fairly often. Our twins are seven years old and we’re yet to take them camping, but that’s all about to change this year! The thing is though, I know nothing about camping other than we’ll need a tent, sleeping bags, something to cook on and that’s about it! I recently turned to the blogging community to ask them for their help! In particular I wanted to… [Read More]

Skiing for Exercise #AD

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog and social media channels, then you’re probably well aware that I’m currently training for the London Marathon. I never thought that I’d ever be the kind of person who would want to wake up early and go for a run, but that’s person I’ve become. It’s been as much of a surprise to me as it has to my family too! I started running back in March 2017, and when a friend of mine encouraged me to enter a 10k race, I nervously agreed. That first 10k race was awful. I didn’t… [Read More]

2019: The Year of Family Camping Holidays

As per the title of this post, 2019 is going to be the year that we as a family will embrace camping! I have fond memories of camping when I was a child. I remember my parents having a practise run in the garden of putting the tent up, taking it down and packing it all away again. In all fairness it was a lovely big tent. I don’t recall how long it took to put up. My sister and I were probably off playing and running around whilst out parents took on the tent building challenge! I don’t even… [Read More]

10 Cool and Quirky Things to do in Boston

1If you have already visited Boston before and checked out all the popular tourist attractions, you may be looking for something a little more unique on your next visit. Here are 10 of the coolest and quirkiest things to try out when in Boston. The Esplanade If you are looking to up your fitness level while admiring some breath-taking views, renting out a hubway bike and taking a ride on the Esplanade may be the perfect option for you. As a visitor, you can rent a hubway bike from several bike shops dotted across the city, or even make use… [Read More]

Review: Afternoon Tea at Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar

Last Wednesday was my birthday. I really wanted to do something different from what I usually do so when I saw a Groupon offer back in October for Afternoon Tea in Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar, I thought it would be a lovely way to spend my birthday. Octavo’s Book Cafe & Wine Bar is in Cardiff Bay on West Bute Street. It’s situated in a former coaching inn, the oldest building (1939) in what used to be called Tiger Bay.  Octavo’s offers a wide range of books that are available to buy, alongside good food and drink such… [Read More]

Review: Hiding Space Westgate Apartments, Bath

My friends and I recently spent a weekend in Bath to visit the Bath Christmas Market. We had an absolutely amazing time. I really enjoyed exploring all of the different chalets and seeing what was for sale. It was also incredible listening to the street music and just taking the atmosphere in. The smell of mulled wine and chestnuts roasting just added to the atmosphere! I would definitely recommend a visit! Anyway, this post isn’t about the Christmas market! You can read all about that in my post here.  Whilst in Bath we stayed in the Hiding Space Westgate Apartments…. [Read More]