The Importance Outdoor Play for Kids

In these times where we are inside more often than not, the children are beginning to find it harder and harder to burn off their energy. Benjamin (5) is finding being stuck inside most difficult. One thing they are missing a lot, aside from actually being at school with their friends, is the play equipment. I think the children rely on play much more than we realise in their school day and after a week of home schooling, I think {Read More}

Top 10 ideas to keep the kids entertained

With everyone being asked to #stayhome for what seems like an eternity, Little Tikes have come up with 10 top tips to keep the kids entertained. There is nothing worse than bored children being cooped up inside for weeks on end. Making sur you are prepared is one way you can help stop the meltdowns and try to enjoy some family time together! With over 50 years of play experience, Little Tikes has pulled together its top ten tips to {Read More}

How to save money on a budget

*Collaborative Post* Craig was my best friend when I was seven years old. I remember that we were seven because for his seventh birthday party, his family could only afford for him to have one friend come around for a sort of mini-party, with food, a swing tennis set, a small cake, and a large “7” balloon in silver foil. His parents were out of work, and I used to share my comic books with him. One day, he asked {Read More}

Keeping Your Car Insurance Premium Low

*Collaborative Post* Car insurance is one of those must-have expenditures we all wish we didn’t have to pay, especially on the years where you never make a claim. However, it is a legal requirement, so there is no choice, but being such a populated market, you do have a choice on where to purchase it, so you are very welcome to shop around and I would advise using a comparison service such as Car.co.uk. There are a few things you {Read More}

IKEA’s Secret to Success

IKEA’s Secret to Success *Collaborative Post* Do you want to know how IKEA became so successful? IKEA’s success was not done overnight. Its story begins way back in 1943. IKEA (Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd) was founded in the year 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad. It was a mail-order Sales Business but gradually begun to sell furniture five years later. The first store of IKEA was opened in Smaland in the year 1958. Now, IKEA group owns 433 stores all over the {Read More}

La Belle Assiette Private Dining Experience : Review

At the end of January I was offered the chance to review La Belle Assiette which is a private chef dining experience in your own home. I absolutely jumped at the chance. As it coincided with my birthday, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get some of my friends together and have an amazing dinner party without having to worry about a thing! So What Is Private Chef Dining? A fully credited chef will come in to your home {Read More}

Things are Changing

Things are changing for us. As a family, I feel like we have been living in a relatively steady pattern for the past few years. We seemed to have found a good routine that worked for both adults and children and life was plodding along nicely. Having just had a little over 2 weeks off with the whole family though, I noticed that things have shifted slightly. It’s become more apparent that I no longer have babies – ok, so {Read More}

Dick Whittington at The Wycombe Swan

For a spectacularly fun family afternoon, Dick Whittington offers fantastic musical numbers and all the glitz and glam you could ask for in a Panto. The set sparkled from start to finish and so did the cast (especially the Spirit of Bow Bells) making this such a wonderful panto for the whole family to enjoy. With jokes for young and old, slapstick comedy and a heartfelt storyline, we all laughed and smiled along the journey with Dick and Alice. There {Read More}

Maintaining Your Friendship With Your Best (And Childless) Friend

*Collaborative Post*Pexels – CC0 Licence Being a parent is tough. You feel angry on occasion, but when you talk about your children to others, they are your perfect little angels. But what about when you speak to others who don’t have children? You might be the first of your friends to have children, but when you are hanging out with your friends, you’ll have a baby hanging off you, and you may start to feel that you are different, especially {Read More}

Looking for a healthy way to use diet meals?

Disclaimer: I was sent a weeks’ worth of Dietbon ready meals to review. I’ve never been someone who does any sort of crash diet or stops eating certain foods (mainly because I have literally no will power!) but also because it isn’t really the healthiest of mind-sets to get into either. So I decided to give Dietbon diet meals a go. So you may be wondering why I agreed to review Dietbon? Well, because I actually don’t have the best eating {Read More}