🥂 We kicked off my favourite season at a lovely wedding for one my favourite people on Saturday. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻 weddings are just beautiful. It’s so nice to get dressed up and make an effort.⁣
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I love this photo (taken by another of my favourite people haha), it’s nice to get little 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝘀𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 on special days. ⁣
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It’s such a 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 to be invited to a friend’s wedding. ⁣
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Having a break away from the norm really helped. Being at home all week had been quite painful without Rocky and learning to 𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 things again is going to take time.⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻⁣
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🌿 Now I wouldn’t be a typical Brit if I didn’t mention the weather… oh yes, today is the last day of 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 (officially) and so in comes the cosy nights & cold sunshiny days.⁣
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We had a very low key Summer this year, largely because I didn’t want to leave Rocky for long periods (as we knew he was very poorly) and the weather was pretty horrible. But we had some amazing 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 and cried a little… this photo is from our rather large adventure in the Peaks. The furthest I think I’ve ever walked and it was brilliant.⁣
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ğ˜žğ˜©ğ˜¢ğ˜µ 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 ⁣
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🍂 The leaves are starting to scatter… it can only mean one thing: Autumn is on the way! 

I handed my assignment in… now the waiting of whether I passed or not. It was my final one and so it’s worth 50% of the year. As you can imagine it’s pretty nerve wracking. 

A degree apprenticeship is harder than it looked. Not only do you study the academic aspects of a degree, you also do the apprenticeship side of things. Both have learning and assignments. That’s 8 a year!

On top of working full time and being a parent, oh and a blogger. Yes, it’s been a hard few years. But if we can all just cross fingers that I’ve got more than 40% on this last assignment - I’ll be so happy! 🤣

Now it’s done I can start looking forward to Autumn. It’s my favourite season and makes me so happy. I’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks… an Autumnal themed competition for one!

What do you love about Autumn? 🍂 

#mummyphotoaday ~ leaves 

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✏️ What a week…These 2 threw themselves back into 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 without any issues and completely smashed it! Isla has joined her big brother again as she started secondary school. She is still a bit nervous, it must be daunting having so many people in the year and it’s such a big school. Noah seems to have seamlessly transitioned into year 8.⁣
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They’ve been told they can leave their blazers at home, due to the 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲, but they’ve both worn them all day. 🥵 I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 already, not sweaty weather! Clearly chose the wrong photo prompt for mummyphotoaday! ⁣
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On another note I’ve been head down studying for my very final assignment for 𝘂𝗻𝗶. Deadline is Tuesday, so forgive me if you do not hear from me for a few days. I am so excited to finish, it will be one of my biggest achievements. ⁣
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How has your transition back to school/work or uni life been this week? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 

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🤸🏻‍♀️ Come and see a 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 of a gymnast by Isla! She wanted to show you the kinds of things they get up to in class and hopefully inspire some new, budding, gymnasts.⁣
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𝗚𝘆𝗺𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 is a brilliant club for children to learn a new skill. Not only has Isla been learning gymnastics but also confidence. She is a different girl to what started a few years ago, she loves going to class and absolutely loves the girls in her group.⁣
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I’m hoping Isla has got her level 6, which she is currently working towards. 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 week are every quarter where we get to see how close Isla is to the next level up. The girls love working towards the star of the week each class too! ⁣
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If you’re interested in Gymfinity then please use my code 𝗠𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from seeing Isla, it would make her day… 🤸🏻‍♀️ ⁣

Thank you @gymfinitykids for helping Isla with her confidence and gymnastics skills. 
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#prgifted Isla gets her lessons partially funded in exchange for us showing you what she gets up to.
We had a chilled weekend, the last of the Summer Holidays, no plans and just us. The kids still have a few days at home this week but we wanted to start getting in a good 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲: bedtime and waking up!⁣
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Saturday we went for a lovely walk after stuffing our faces at the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. The walk around the marina is so lovely, look at that 𝘀𝗸𝘆? ⁣
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Sunday we spent most of the day chilling at the side of another lake, Grafham. It felt very hot with little wind, the sun was 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁. We had a mini badminton tournament & the kids bounced on the pillow.  They love it there. I finally got to take Isla to see Barbie last night too: I was gutted the Barbie box had been taken down.⁣
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I do love weekends like this when it’s just chilled and there’s no rushing to get places. Now we have a couple of days to get back into a routine and prepare for 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 school. 😱 ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗦𝗸𝘆 & 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ⁣
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Jet2 Rhodes – Blue Sea Holiday Village

Jet2 Rhodes – Blue Sea Holiday Village

We recently worked with Jet2 Holidays too: Jet2 Rhodes. It was amazing and we had a lovely family break together at Blue Sea Holiday Village. You can find amazing family package holidays and all the prices include a suitcase for each person flying, hand luggage and all transfers to get you from the airport to the hotel. We loved our trip with Jet2holidays in Rhodes. You do not need to worry about anything else, especially if you have chosen all inclusive. VIEW the POST

Our amazing Easter family trip at Eurocamp in France

Our amazing Easter family trip at Eurocamp in France

At the start of the Easter holidays we had a little adventure at a Eurocamp in France. It was the first time we had driven overseas and our first trip to a Eurocamp. There are so many locations to choose from, across Europe, we chose La Croix du Vieux Pont. With a 90 minute drive to Paris it is the perfect location to explore the romance capital of the world and Disneyland Paris if you wanted to. I would say there is plenty to do onsite though! VIEW the POST

APH making our holiday less stressful and more exciting

It is no secret that booking our family holiday to Spain last month was very stressful. Would our flight get cancelled? Will we get to the airport on time? Will the prices suddenly jump up? The market seemed so unstable that I was a little more anxious that normal. We have used APH before and so I decided we had to use them again, it takes the stress out of “getting to the airport on time” and worry about the car left behind. The kids also thought it was very exciting!

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