Preparing for a Special Event with Lace & Favour

There aren’t that many occasions where Dave and I get to get dressed up and really make the most of a day or night out. We used to go to army functions thanks to Dave’s Dad’s time in the Territorial Army but since he left that role we have only…

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Our first Visit to Stonehenge, Wiltshire

During our half term break in Wiltshire we made our first trip to Stonehenge. Now, that’s a little bit of a lie as both Dave and I have been to Stonehenge before but as young children and it’s changed massively since then. Plus, LP and Little Man have never been…

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A Year of Having a Cleaner

A year ago we made probably the most middle class decision we have ever made – and we got a cleaner. I had been working from home for a year and found my time pulled between the house, school and work and trying to cram everything into the hours that…

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Blogger Behind the Blog {The Free From Fairy}

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 Vicki from Free From Fairy. Here’s Vicki with more about her blogging life: Where did your blog name come from?…

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A Family Visit to Bowood House and Gardens

During our half term break in Wiltshire our favourite day out was to Bowood House and Gardens. It’s somewhere we hadn’t been to before and so we had no expectations but the children were really excited when we arrived and they were given a Halloween trail to complete – so…

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My Advice on Self Employment – Two Years In

Just over two years ago I took a huge leap of faith and handed my notice in to the company I had worked for since I was eighteen. My job role and hours had changed so much in the 14 years I’d been working for them but it got to…

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Here’s Why Cruises are Great for Families

*This is a collaborative post We’ve been lucky enough to have a couple of dock days on cruise ships in Southampton and also spend the weekend on an inaugural cruise, giving us a good taste of what cruises would be like for a family. So I’ve put together a few…

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