Time Together {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…

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Perfection

At this time of year so many people are talking about their family’s perfect Christmas day or their perfect Christmas dinner. Throughout the year people talk about their perfect summer holidays, their perfect weekends, their perfect evening out and their perfect birthday plans. There’s always a lot of perfect in the online world and I love reading about other people’s ideals, their aspirations and their hopes. But not everyone feels…

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Our Year of Merlin Adventures {2018}

This year has been a really busy one for us and one that we have definitely packed as much into as possible. One thing that has been consistent through the year is our love of Merlin attractions and our Merlin Annual Passes have taken us on so many adventures this year. Here they all are in one place: January We started the year with a weekend in Brighton where we…

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Give the Gift of Reading this Christmas with Readly

At Christmas we always have something to read wrapped up under the tree but this year I’d like to introduce you to a great innovative gift idea that the recipient can use throughout the year. Readly – unlimited magazines at your fingertips. Readly is a magazine app with a difference. It lets the whole family read as many magazines as they like each month for just £7.99 – the price…

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Ways to Instill Self Love and Confidence in Your Children Early

As parents, we want our children to be our babies forever. Holding them and nurturing them were a few of the many things that put us in a state of pure joy, but we all knew that it wouldn’t last long. In knowing that our babies would soon be growing up, we did everything in our power to teach them, and guide them in the right direction to being overall…

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Celebrating Christmas – Catalan Style! #CatalanChristmasChallenge

As a family we love travelling and one of the best things about experiencing new countries for us is finding out as much as possible about the different cultures, the history and traditions of the places we visit. This year, Catalunya (Catalonia) brought their Christmas traditions to us, sending us a hamper that encompasses their twelve days of Christmas – everything that symbolises a traditional Catalan Christmas. I couldn’t wait…

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A Festive Weekend in Salford Quays #TheQuaysat18

Last weekend, after the children finished school on Friday, we drove up to Manchester for a weekend in Salford Quays. It’s somewhere we’ve never visited as a family and although I’m in that area twice a year for the Blog On conferences I have never explored further than the venue. We were looking forward to a festive weekend somewhere new. We stayed in TheHeart Apartments for the weekend which was…

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