Introducing the Mighty Monster Fun Activity Pad from Puzzler

LP and Little Man have loved magazines from their toddler days but I’ve noticed recently that their favourite part of any magazine is the games. They love to do word searches, mazes and simple crosswords and love it when we go to restaurants and their activity sheets have games on them too. Puzzler have launched the Mighty Monster Fun Activity Pad because they know just how much children love games and…

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Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Regular readers may be looking at this gift guide thinking that I don’t even drink coffee – and I don’t. I love the smell of fresh coffee but I don’t drink it and I don’t eat anything coffee flavoured. But, Dave loves coffee – and in that sense we are chalk and cheese. Coffee makes his world go round and he always has some coffee gifts under the tree so…

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Blogger Behind the Blog {No Light Without Darkness}

Here’s this week’s instalment of Blogger Behind the Blog where I interview a blogger all about their reasons for blogging and what it means to them. This week I’m joined by Zoe from No Light Without Darkness. Here’s Zoe with more about her blogging life: Where did your blog name come from? It comes from a well-known quote I love, “Stars can’t shine without darkness.” Meaning you can’t have good times…

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Enjoy 15 months of Fun with the Merlin Annual Pass Sale!

The Merlin Annual Pass sale is now on and you can get a whopping 15 months of fun instead of the usual 12 months until 3rd December. We love our Merlin Passes and have used them religiously through the year – with regular trips to Legoland, Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers and Warwick Castle – not to mention the attractions on London’s South Bank and Sea Life Centres dotted…

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5 Reasons to choose a Villa for your next Family Holiday

*This is a collaborative post We have holidayed in villas a couple of times now and they have always worked so well for us as a family so when Villa Finder introduced us to their personalised travel service I thought it would be a great time to put together a few reasons why villas are a fantastic choice for family holidays – whatever age your children are and however many…

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Morden Hall Park {National Trust}

Morden Hall Park is just five minutes from where Dave and I used to live before we had the children yet we had never been there – until we visited on Dave’s birthday earlier this month. Considering it’s so close to London it’s a really accesible place to stretch your legs, walk a dog or even fly a parrot. Yes, someone was flying parrots when we were there! Morden Hall…

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Wind in the Willows at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

As a family we love going to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon and it’s probably the most family friendly theatre we have ever been to – with children at the heart of everything they do. So the children were pretty excited when I told them we were going to the Polka Theatre to see The Wind in the Willows – a story they weren’t familiar with but we were all…

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