Anything is Possible! Accessible Travel in the UK

#TravelforAll Infographic

Travelling is often thought of as something that the young do. Not necessarily just the young, rich and famous. Plenty of students take gap years to travel the world, explore hidden cities and experience one in a lifetime opportunities. Travel, however, isn’t just for the young. You see anything is possible regardless of age and ability. Just because you’re a little older, that doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love and that includes travel. There’s always a way! #TravelforAll is a campaign which is currently being run by Mobility Nationwide. It’s a brilliant campaign that aims… [Read More]

My Doodles has teamed up with Cancer Research UK

My Doodles recently announced that they are actively supporting and working with Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens to help fund kinder cures and treatments for young people facing cancer.  In order to raise awareness and to raise funds, the My Doodles designers have created some special products for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens: the dragon and the unicorn. Available across a variety of products such as USB, headphones, and tablet cases, a minimum of 50 pence from each sale goes directly to Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.   As part of the partnership, My Doodles has also… [Read More]

Impact of the spending review on UK social care

It’s expected that the Chancellor’s spending cuts will impact on social care in the UK in a big way, according to sources such as the Guardian. Despite the fact that social care requirements are growing in the UK as the population ages and expands, the Tory government is inflicting real cuts in the funding of this sector.  Social care is already experiencing a severe funding crisis. Half a million people, including the elderly and disabled, who would have received social care before the Tories came into power before the last election, are now denied support. 86% of local authorities are now offering care only… [Read More]

My 2016 UK Travel Bucket List

It’s no secret that as a family we enjoy a good holiday. We like to go abroad and have been to Menorca twice with our children in tow. Before our children were born, my husband and I holidayed in Marrakech, Valencia, Rome and many other fantastic destinations. 2016 may be slightly different though. We’re hoping to buy a house, which obviously isn’t going to be cheap and means sacrifices will need to be made. One of those sacrifices will more than likely be our holidays abroad. I wouldn’t not go on holiday, it just means we’d need to do things… [Read More]

Driving on the right side of the law!

I’ve been working in the car insurance industry for almost ten years now and I’m always amused by some of the stories I’ve heard about how accidents. I remember in the early days of me starting work in this industry that a horse sat on someone’s car! Can you imagine calling up your insurer to tell them you’d like to make a claim because a horse damaged your car when it sat on it! Aside from the funny stories, you also have the drivers who pride themselves on their immaculate driving history. I have to be honest and admit that… [Read More]

Pisamonas Spring/Summer Sandal Collection Review

I first wrote about Pisamonas back in February of this year after hearing about them through a blogging network. Since then I have fallen in love with both Pisamonas as a company and also with their range of shoes. Pisamonas very kindly sent us some sandals to review recently. One pair each for R and M, but also a pair for me too! That’s the great thing about Pisamonas they don’t just specialise in children’s footwear, they also sell a fabulous range of shoes for adults too! We were sent two pairs of these beautiful girls patent roman sandals with flowers for R and… [Read More]

Introducing Pisamonas, The Online Shoe Shop to the UK

Buying shoes for children, especially if you have more than one child, can be expensive, but that needn’t always be the case.  New to the UK, Pisamonas are an online children’s shoe store who specialise in high quality kids footwear at the best prices you can find! The prices are low, but the quality is high!  Pisamonas don’t want to make you chose between quality and price. They know you deserve both! When I’ve bought shoes for my twins previously I usually spend on average around £60 for one pair of shoes each. The thing is children’s feet grow so… [Read More]

Wales Vs. England – Where is best to live?

Right in the middle of a bustling city or set in acres of peaceful countryside. Where is the best place to live in the UK? I guess it depends on personal preference, but in some ways the area in which you grew up in will also have a bearing on where you’ll eventually settle. I grew up in a small village which is about a short 15 minute drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. I still live there now, although not in the same house. I’m renting at the moment and I hope to be… [Read More]

Vonage Review

Many people have friends and family jotted all over the world, but staying in touch can often be expensive. Vonage is a company that allows people to make phone calls over the internet using your home phone. It can help to dramatically cut the cost of the UK and International phone calls you make on your home phone and even on your smartphone. Vonage bypasses traditional phone networks by routing all your calls through the internet via VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology. Using your broadband connection if you’re using your home phone, and your Wi-Fi connection, GSM or mobile data (3G/4G)… [Read More]

Why fly when you can cruise?

When it comes to planning a holiday how many of us automatically think it will involve air travel? I for one have never really thought of any other way of travelling. I’ll decide on a destination, use review sites to check out some local hotels and then book my flight separately to try and save some money. What if I told you that you could actually go on holiday abroad without travelling by air? Cruises from the UK are becoming more and more popular and I can certainly understand why. Especially if you’re travelling with small children. My husband and I have… [Read More]