May your autumn be full of blue skies and cool walks… bobble hats and family talks.
Fresh air in your lungs and a crunch at your feet… where the working week ends and the weekends meet!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and got out in the fresh air. I needed a chilled weekend and I feel refreshed for the week ahead. I need to get a good fitness routine going which I’m hoping to start tomorrow 🍂

#mummyphotoaday ~ fitness 

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🍂 So it might just be time for the bobble hats to come out of hiding… anyone else live in hats during the colder months?

It’s been so nice to wrap up in layers of cosy jumpers, boots and jackets this week. I love “sweater weather” so much! If that made you laugh, then you’re my kinda people.

What is your go to Autumnal outfit? I’m in the need for inspiration 🍂

#mummyphotoaday ~ layers 

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If I was a….

This took me forever to make but I loved doing it. I love being creative and I learnt to use CapCut which Isla absolutely loves. She squealed when I showed her this.

I have the template (which I might blog about as the one I followed wasn’t quite accurate) and I have a few sneaky ways of doing things!

I’ve loved seeing everyone else’s version of this and so I had to do my own! And I wouldn’t change a thing… 

What would you be? 🥰

#mummyphotoaday ~ change 

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Is there anything more relaxing and calming than this view? The sun setting over the sea and the calmness in the sea too.

Made me smile looking back at my Summer photos today. I’ve had a day of “cosy” as I drank far too much last night at my friends 40th party… I danced all night and walked home with bare feet. The signs of a good night!

I’ve not been out and danced in years. I literally can’t remember the last time I did that! It was a nice break from being Mum & Dad. Letting your hair down is sometimes the best medicine from a stressful few weeks.

What do you do to unwind?

#mummyphotoaday ~ mindfulness

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I think it’s really important to love the space where you work, for you spend a long time working in it! When designing my home office area I kept thinking about what makes me happy…

I wanted a space dedicated to my desk. After working on makeshift spaces for 2 years it felt so nice to have a dedicated work space.

I wanted to be by the garden window so I can see the flowers and watch nature about it’s business. I have seen lots of birds and a few squirrels this Spring and Summer.

I wanted the right storage too. Working from home, studying and the blog all result in lots of things I need to put away. I wanted them to have a home. I’ve got the Kallax unit from IKEA with cupboards, drawers and box storage. It’s perfect!

I’ve been doing a bit of a Autumn clean in preparation for the impending season. I love Autumn, it’s my favourite and I want to start it with a clutter free office area (and mind too).

Anyone else feel more productive if their environment is less cluttered?

#mummyphotoaday ~ view

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Everything feels a little uphill at the moment! Don’t you think?

Noah has been especially all over the place this week. One minute happy and next minute shouting at me! Because obviously it was me that stole his PE shorts after his lesson 🤷🏼‍♀️

We keep getting into conversations that just blow up. I’m not sure what is it but I’m hoping we can sort it out soon. It gets to 5 o clock and we start saying devices down, as dinner is nearly ready, and they’re behaviour changes.

I think we might have to go back to basics. Bedtime routines & no device babysitters after school. I am hoping he is tired which is causing him to feel a bit more frustrated than normal.

Lots of emotions this week. I feel sad about The Queen. A bit worried about the changes ahead. Work has been busy & I had a busy week for uni too. So maybe there’s a bit on me to just take a breathe!

Do you ever have days like this? I feel like I need a day where I’m not near other humans… 😂

#mummyphotoaday ~ 5 ‘o clock

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Choosing the best child friendly holiday in Turkey

Choosing the best child friendly holiday in Turkey

We absolutely loved our family holiday in Turkey, we stayed at the Holiday Village in Sarigerme. So much so it's got me looking again for this summer holidays. All inclusive holidays are not cheap, but they do offer a range of benefits from not having to worry about snack time, family fun all day long and they usually come with great complexes that offer a wide range of activities for the kids and grown ups. Finding the best child friendly holiday in Turkey can be a bit daunting, so we have put these tips together. VIEW the POST

Top tips for booking your family holiday this Summer

Top tips for booking your family holiday this Summer

When thinking about your summer family holiday, it can be quite daunting. For example, where do you book? What kind of property are you looking for? What type of holiday do you want? There are so many variables, especially with the current climate, that booking your family holiday this Summer might seem a bit too much. I have put together some tips to help you get this done like a boss! VIEW the POST

Rumble’s Big Family Camp Out -amazing overnight family camping

We absolutely love it over at Rumble Live and couldn’t wait to try out their first overnight family camping event, which was extra special as it was on the Jubilee Bank Holiday. Rumble’s Big Family Camp Out consisted of lasertag sessions, food, drink, entertainment and space to pitch up your tent by the big camp fire. Noah and Daddy headed out to the woods to enjoy the magic and adventure.

Tips on Weaselling as a family in the Peak District

Tips on Weaselling as a family in the Peak District

Last Summer we had an action packed adventure in the Peak District; abseiling, tree climbing and Weaselling. We had never heard of it before; turns out it is something that you can only do in the Peak District. The kids & Daddy loved it, a great day of fun if you are brave enough to clamber in-between the humongous rocks. I thought I would put my notes together on the day as it was lots of fun and a great activity to do with the kids. If you are feeling adventurous. VIEW the POST

The amazing Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London

The amazing Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London

For my birthday, 2 years ago, my Mum & Sister got me tickets to go to The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London. It was definitely worth the wait, due to pandemic and the national lockdowns we just never made it to the doors. I had no idea what to expect when we got there and it completely blew my mind. Please do not read this post if you want to left with some surprises when you get there.... just in case I accidentally spoil it for you. If you want to know what to expect then read on... VIEW the POST

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Although we are now technically out of lockdown, the tier system is in full swing and there is still a lot of chatter about another lockdown at the beginning of 2021. With that in mind, I thought I would pull together some simple ideas to encourage everyone to get outdoors and make the most of family adventures. It doesn’t have to be a thoroughly organised affair, a quick dash out to get some well-earned fresh air.  VIEW the POST

A Little Explorers city break at 100 Queen’s Gate London

A Little Explorers city break at 100 Queen’s Gate London

We were asked by the fabulous 100 Queen's Gate hotel in Kensington, London, to try out their new Little Explorers package as a family. Think "hotel stay that's all about the children" and you are close. It was a beautiful hotel and we had a fabulous weekend. If you are looking for a city break with the kids, then you must check out this fabulous family deal at 100 Queen's Gate hotel. VIEW the POST

5 Essentials you need on a day out with the kids

I had grand plans at the start of the year to do some fun family travel posts, but as you can imagine, this plan was foiled. Something to do with a pandemic! So, instead we have been using the products I was going to mention in our staycations and a day out with the kids. Going out with the kiddies can always be tricky, but these are 5 essentials that I never leave the house without. And, they will also be on our packing list when we go away next.

Amazing family walking route in the awesome Peak District

Amazing family walking route in the awesome Peak District

We love going to the Peak District and have been there a few times as a family. We have camped and more recently we stayed at a hotel in Sheffield where we drove into the Peaks every day. This time we walked up Kinder Scout on one of the hottest days this Summer (so far) and it was really nice to get back to an air conditioned hotel room. This is the route we took in the awesome Peak District. VIEW the POST

Make the most of your family trip to amazing Sheffield

Make the most of your family trip to amazing Sheffield

You've heard of "Staycation", well new for Summer 2020, I bring you the "Famcation". The act of stay-cationing with family, somewhere to explore and have adventures. Well, that's my take on it anyway and that's exactly what we did up in Sheffield this week at the ibis Budget Sheffield Centre – St Mary’s Gate hotel. Family included the dogs here too, which was amazing. Here's what we thought of the hotel and some fab family travel tips for your visit. VIEW the POST

Rumble Live Action Gaming at Grafham Water

We had THE best time at Rumble Live Action Gaming last week, it kicked off the Summer Holidays perfectly. It is based at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire and it is great outdoor family fun. Plan your visit by cycling around Grafham Water, having a picnic by the lake and then trying your accuracy skills at Rumble afterwards! Or, the other way around of course.

Celebrating Mother’s Day by spoiling Mum at centre:mk

Celebrating Mother’s Day by spoiling Mum at centre:mk

I felt so honoured to be invited to go to centre:mk with my Mumma, take Mum around the shops, out for lunch and even a lovely hand massage. centre:mk is one of the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK and it is my go to place to shop. I love it. It was a lovely day; we never get to do stuff like this anymore as life is just so hectic. It was definitely nice to spoil her as part of the #CMKSpoilHer campaign. VIEW the POST

Entertaining the children at the airport #familytravel

Entertaining the children at the airport #familytravel

We are going on our first long-haul flight with the kiddies soon and I have been gathering lots of activities for entertaining the children at the airport. It seems ridiculous but spending around 4 hours at Heathrow Terminal 5 needs to be done efficiently and keep those kiddies happy.  VIEW the POST

Things to consider when flying with the family

When flying with the family I have a few anxieties, needless to say the current position across the world is not helping me at all. We have booked flights to Dubai and we are staying with friends and yes, we have travel insurance. But I am still full of fear. I thought writing out my worries and how I have overcome them may help other families in similar positions. 

How to start planning your travel packing?

How to start planning your travel packing?

Yes, that's right! I said plan your travel packing. I always have to plan what I am packing when we are going on holiday. Otherwise, it gets to the day we leave and I am frantically running around the house finding things that I had forgotten. So, I start to plan ahead and hopefully avoid that mad rush. I am quite an anxious holiday maker anyway so this takes one more thing off my mind. VIEW the POST

5 Dubai myths I am going to bust

5 Dubai myths I am going to bust

I have heard a lot of rumours about Dubai, some I know are just that: rumours. But, some I have no idea about and whether they are literally just Dubai myths. I am tasking myself to find out if they are myths or if indeed it is true, either before we go to Dubai or whilst we are out there. I am fascinated about this place and I cannot wait to explore it all with my little family and some of our best friends. VIEW the POST

Tips on how to plan for your dream holiday

It is no secret we love travelling as a family, albeit we do not go away a lot. We have been lucky to have some fantastic opportunities for family holidays over the years. This year is no exception as we are off to Dubai very soon. We are so excited. It got me thinking about how do you plan for that dream holiday? Such big decisions and a ball of excitement, it can hard to concentrate. Well, that’s how I feel. 

Our sunny Winter day trip to Wells-Next-the-Sea

Our sunny Winter day trip to Wells-Next-the-Sea

Yes, Wells-Next-the-Sea is a long way to drive for the day. However, fuel costs besides it is a really great family day out without breaking the bank. The grown ups love it, the kiddies love it and the doggies love it too. It's a win win day out for all the family. It is just beautiful to go for a Winter day trip. VIEW the POST

Our family room at Kiani Beach Resort

Our family room at Kiani Beach Resort

When we stayed at Kiani Beach Resort in Crete, we had such a fabulous time. Not only because Crete is absolutely gorgeous, but also because everything about the resort was just perfect. When it's a nice resort you can relax better as a family. Our family room, superior loft, was just impeccable and gave us so much space as a family. VIEW the POST

Great family travel ideas for 2020

If you are looking for a family holiday with a difference, I am hoping to offer a few alternatives to the traditional package holiday, which can become monotonous after a few years. A family holiday should be a time to spend some quality time together, plus it should be an all-inclusive package that allows all the family to engage in their favourite activities. So here are my family travel ideas for 2020:

Our trip to Hemsby beach holiday park #travel

Our trip to Hemsby beach holiday park #travel

We were invited to stay at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park by Richardson's and we had a fun packed weekend. We stayed in a luxury lodge with a hot tub which was perfect for a nice lazy weekend. We had loads of fun on site too. Here is what we got up to on our stay... VIEW the POST

Our family holiday to Potters Resort #travel

Our family holiday to Potters Resort #travel

We loved our trip to Potters Resort, it is situated at Hopton-on-Sea which is a place I hold close. We went to Hopton-on-sea every year with my grandparents. We loved it. So going back, I knew would be memorable. Not just because of the nostalgia but also because Potters Resort is just amazing. What do you expect from a family holiday: good food, good accommodation and entertainment/activities for the children. We had all of this in abundance at Potters Resort. VIEW the POST

Our romantic break to Suffolk #travel

We do not really get to go away together, just the two of us. We have so many responsibilities that it’s quite impossible to get away most of the time; dogs, cat, kids, football, work! The list goes on. But sometimes the worlds align and we escape to the country. Literally. We spent a beautiful weekend in Suffolk, courtesy of Suffolk Cottage Holidays, to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.

My ultimate dream holiday to Disneyworld Florida #travel

My ultimate dream holiday to Disneyworld Florida #travel

It is no secret we are huge Disney fans and my ultimate dream holiday would be to go to Disneyworld, Florida. Hubby’s parents go every other year and they have given me some great tips for if we ever do book a trip there. I thought these might be helpful to you, so I scribbled them down.  VIEW the POST