What are the best decor schemes to create a cosy family home? | AD

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Anyone who has a family knows how key the home is to everyone. For kids, it is the place where they feel safe and can relax, away from the outside world. For parents, it is somewhere they can also relax  after a busy day and spend time with each other. Of course, none of this is possible without first creating the right feel in your family home.

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A Journey into Space with the Mission to Mars Playmobil Range

Disclosure: We were sent the featured products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

Little Man loves anything to do with space and soaks up information about the solar system and space exploration. His favourite topic at the moment is the moon landing – knowing that next month it’s been 50 years since man stepped onto the moon for the first time. To celebrate that anniversary Playmobil sent us their Mission to Mars range so that we could have our own space adventure at home.

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The Times That Have Passed {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

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Things To Do in Camberley with Kids

We have lived in Camberley for the best part of ten years and actually moved here by accident. We found a house we loved and bought it without really looking at the local area much. But, now we’ve grown roots here and got to know the town we call home we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else – especially now we’ve had children. Everything is so accessible and we have The Square shopping centre and The Atrium entertainment complex on our doorstep too.

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5 Exhilarating Experiences That Should Top Your List on a France and Switzerland Trip | AD

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Two of the most romantic destinations in the world are France and Switzerland, and undeniably so! While France is known for its architecture, temples and Renaissance buildings, Switzerland is known for its stunning landscapes and sceneries. The smallest thing that one does in these countries translates into an unforgettable experience, whether it is strolling through gardens of lilies that Monet painted or enjoying a coffee and croissants at a small cafe. Plan your trip to Switzerland and France such that you don’t miss out on any of these exhilarating experiences:

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Maps for Moments – A Personalised Gift For Any Occasion | AD

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There are some people, and some occasions, that I find so hard to buy the perfect gift for. It’s always hard to know what to buy parents or grandparents as if they want something they’ll just buy it themselves usually. Also, finding something unique to give as a gift for a sentimental occasion – a big birthday, a first wedding anniversary or even a gold or ruby wedding anniversary. It can be tricky to balance sentiment with buying something that will be really appreciated. But Maps for Moments are a wonderful gift for literally any occasion.

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Tips for Visiting Alton Towers CBeebies Land

Disclosure: We have been gifted Merlin Annual Passes for the year however all opinions are my own.

LP and Little Man are now six and seven but they still absolutely love a visit to the Alton Towers resort and will happily spend the whole day in CBeebies Land. It’s the perfect theme park attraction for children who aren’t tall enough for big roller coasters or just have no inclination to go on the bigger rides. From toddling onwards there is so much fun to be had at CBeebies Land so here are my Alton Towers tips for getting the most from your visit.

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Visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

We spent a week in Rome recently and everyday we walked past one of the world’s most iconic sites. The Colosseum is perhaps one of the most globally recognised structures and sits in the heart of a bustling metropolitan city yet still retains its majesty and beauty. It makes up a huge part of what has been preserved as Ancient Rome and definitely one of Rome’s most prolific tourist attractions. It was top of our list of things to do in Rome with kids. When buying a Colosseum ticket it also gives you access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You can either go to all three sites on the same day or the ticket allows you to enter each site once only on two consecutive days.

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