The Cake That Made Christmas

Christmas is coming round quickly now and for lots of us it is easy to get caught up in the moment of buying lots of presents and spending lots of money on toys, gifts and food. I know I have been one of those crazed parents on the hunt for a Hatchimal because that’s the one gift my eldest has latched onto this year. While I know that Christmas isn’t about the presents, to my 4-year-old who very much believes {Read More}

Garden fun: Bug Hunting

Towards the end of last month was National Insect Week (20th -26th June) and to celebrate, Anthisan sent us a lovely bug hunting kit. Even though we haven’t been having the best weather this summer, we’ve been out hunting in the garden and talking about the importance of bugs and insects.Isabella is a real girly girl; I mean, she’s been known to scream a truly harrowing scream because an ant was on her slide (I honestly thought she had fallen {Read More}

Bluestone Wales: Review

Nestled within the gorgeous Pembrokeshire countryside lies the golden treasure that is Bluestone Wales – 500 acres of magnificent woodland and eco-friendly lodges. If you’re looking for a UK holiday that will keep the whole family entertained, you have to check it out – it’s even Britain’s only Coastal National Park and we loved it! Off the M4, Bluestone National Park is well signposted and easy to reach. Although it’s a relatively long journey for us (it was just over {Read More}

Easter Activities

With the Easter Holidays just around the corner I’ve been thinking about what we might do to keep the kids entertained and out of the house; I feel like we’ve had such rubbish weather recently that I really want to just get out of the house regardless so here’s a list of our Easter Activities: Visit the farm – we are taking both the children to Odds Farm to have some birthday fun as Benjamin turns 1. It’s always a {Read More}

Jamie’s Super Lunch

We were invited to try out the new Jamie’s Super Lunch Menu at Jamie’s Italian over the half term and couldn’t wait to go out as a family to see what they could cook up.   This brand new Super Lunch menu is available from12-6pm Monday-Friday and comes in at a brilliant £10.95 for two courses or £12.95 for three courses. Who could resist with those prices? Jamie’s Super Lunch menu makes it not only affordable to go out as {Read More}

New Brewers Fayre Autumn Menu

We were lucky enough to be invited to try out the new autumn menu at our local Brewers Fayre last week and we loved it. Brewers Fayre offer a wide range of freshly prepared dishes that aren’t only fantastic value, but are absolutely delicious too. With their daytime Value offer (which runs from 12-6pm Monday –Friday) you can feed the whole family for less. You can get two starts for £2.50, two main meals for £10.99 and two deserts for {Read More}

The Collective Great Day Out Kit

With the summer holidays in full swing we’ve been sent an Essential Great Day Out Kit from The Collective to make days out fun, enjoyable and mess free. We have used our kit on several different outings now, including a day at the beach and a trip to Legoland; we’ve got a few more trips lined up too! Whenever you plan a day out, the likelihood is that there will be an element of travelling involved and whenever travel and {Read More}

Fun Crafts with Baker Ross

I really love getting crafty with my little girl and she loves it too. There is nothing better than getting a little messy and experimenting with new textures and actually sitting down and talking about the way things work with little minds. I love crafting myself and have made a few things (including a quiet book- MUST ADD TO BLOG!!!) and to see how much Isabella enjoys it too is lovely. The thing I love most is actually seeing her {Read More}

Odds Farm

Whether it’s a scorching summer or a rainy one, you know that you are going to need to entertain the kiddies with a few things here or there. One of the places local to me that I’d go to on either a hot or rainy day would be Odds Farm Park. I’m lucky enough to live close to this brilliant attraction and would certainly recommend it for a lovely day out. It’s a really family friendly farm with a selection {Read More}

OXO Good Grips Cookie Press Review and Competition

So today has definitely been a rainy/haily day so we’ve been staying in and baking. I love a good excuse to bake and a rainy day like today was a perfect excuse. Isabella is very inquisitive and just at the age where she takes pleasure in understanding how things can be made from lots of different things so baking is a great experience for her as she can be involved in creating cakes/biscuits from the start and can see the {Read More}