Category: Family & Days Out

Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome

Last night we enjoyed a very special evening. We were invited along to the preview event of Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome in Tamworth. Having never been before, the children were very excited at the prospect of seeing Santa and his pals and playing in the snow, real snow! …

Siblings November 2018

Is it just our household that is seeing excitement levels rising already? Thought not. Christmas is everywhere now, so my two are in the zone. They have a few things going on at school, too, so I can sense that over-excitement lurks just beneath the surface at all times. And …

Gift Ideas for Tween Girls

My daughter turned 9 years old last month and choosing her presents was something of a challenge. She’s at that age where there aren’t loads of things that she ‘needs’, she already has lots of stuff and she didn’t have many items on her wish-list. It seems that I am not …

The Great Brick Safari at Twycross Zoo

Over the weekend we were invited to visit Twycross Zoo, as they are now home to The Great Brick Safari until 7th January 2019. The Great Brick Safari brings over 70 lifesized LEGO® Brick animals to Twycross Zoo. This on top of all of the real animals, meant the kids …

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big

I have been keeping a secret from the kids for a few weeks now. We were invited to the new Disney On Ice presents Dream Big tour last month and I decided that I’d like to keep it as a surprise for them, which I’ve not done before. I like …

Happy 9th Birthday, Boo

Today my beautiful daughter is 9 years old. I don’t know why, but ‘9’ just seems so grown up to me. I handled 7 and 8, but 9, 9 just seems too much! Maybe it is because I am seeing those changes in my girl, Boo is definitely growing up …

Little Man is 6!

How can my baby be turning six years old today? Oh, and in truth ‘Little Man’ is now something of a misnomer. He’s taller than all of his classmates and most of the year above him! Little Man has been counting down the months, weeks and days to today. He …

Feasting At The Big Feastival

On Sunday we had a little trip out to Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds, to enjoy feasting at The Big Feastival. We’d not been before, so were keen to have a look around and see what it was all about. There were cooking demos on throughout the day, loads …

Our Mini-Break in Devon

A couple of weeks ago we had a few days down in Devon. I was craving sea air and the good old British seaside, so we made a few plans and embarked upon our mini-break in Devon. I adore Devon. I have so many fond memories of holidaying there as …

What Do You Look For In A Family Holiday?

I am on the search for inspiration. Having come back from a fabulous holiday a few weeks ago and looking back so fondly on our holiday last year, I am now starting to think about our next break. We’ve been so fortunate that our last two holidays were so much …

Fun At Twycross Zoo

We had a fun at Twycross Zoo over the weekend. It is always a favourite place to visit, and we know it so well now that the kids babbled away excitedly during the journey there about all of the animals that they are looking forward to seeing. As we arrived …

5 Reasons to Visit Gardener’s World Live

Last week my mum and I went along to BBC’s Gardener’s World Live. We go every year and it’s a real annual highlight for us. A day for us to indulge our love of gardening, surrounded by beautiful sights and scents. I can’t recommend it enough, which is why today …

One for Harry Potter Fans

We have been lucky enough to take in two amazing Harry Potter experiences over the last few weeks, as we have visited both the Warner Bros Studio Tour The Making of Harry Potter in London and also The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Orlando. And yes, the …

I Fear I Might Burst!

I fear I might burst. We leave for Disney World in a few days time. A holiday that we have been counting down to for twelve months. Our tickets have been printed. I have a packing list in progress. I have sent over our resort room request. We’ve ordered our …

Siblings May 2018

We have actually had a little sunshine this month. Not much, but enough to get out and enjoy the garden and have a few days out. Little Man and Boo are like chalk and cheese with most things, and the sunshine is no different. Boo loves the warmer weather, sees …

Siblings April 2018

These two have absolutely loved the Easter holidays. We’ve not got up to much, it’s been a nice mix of catching up with friends and family, a few trips out and then lots of time playing and relaxing at home. They have enjoyed it all, whether they be playing ‘Peter …

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