🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to...

The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?

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The best #view comes from...

Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?

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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

This evening we had a little family scoot around our town, with a very special mission in mind.

My beautiful friend @gembro82 has started off a very long and colourful snake. The idea is you decorate a rock and add it to the snake. 🐍 Over the past 2 weeks its grown to over 400 rocks.

We loved it. It’s quite moving seeing all of these rocks, #rainbow themed or character themed. It shows just how many children are sitting at home missing their friends and that interaction.

It also demonstrates how we can support each other and work together through these daunting times.

Do you have a #SnakeRock near you? Or, do you have something similar?

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This evening we had a...

Would you believe me when I tell you this was this morning? It was. It was directly in-between 2 rather scary looking rain clouds that unleashed their power!

The kiddies didn’t mind. They loved splashing around in the river, despite us warning them the weather would be changing very soon. Thankfully the blustery rain showers were short, albeit powerful.

The kiddies love this spot. They’ve asked to go every single day since they discovered it. I see it being a popular choice over the Summer.

This was taken with my phone. I am completely in #love with the camera on this phone. I love the fact I can take clear, vibrant and detailed photos whenever I have my phone with me.

Have you got a favourite spot that you visit more frequently than before lockdown?

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Would you believe me when...

A great way to spend some time whilst waiting for the best delivery of your life! It was fun watching the kiddies play this game; daddy had to find the kiddies on the trampoline. I love how vibrant the colours are in this photo. Especially the #orange opening.

It seems easy but it’s quite disorienting. The kids love it. I love the anticipation of when Daddy will get them!

Our big delivery was our garden furniture. I’ll post some photos when it’s not quite so windy. The wind blew the cushions all over the place this afternoon. Our rather large patio is looking like a cosy spot to spend the summer now!

I’m hoping we’ll get in some chill time this weekend, enjoy our garden and just be safe at home.

What are you up to this weekend?

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A great way to spend...

We are very excited to announce a fabulous competition with @toysforapound_ - they are giving away 2 bundles of 25 toys for 2 of my followers.

The kiddies had fun going through all the toys, there is a great choice of toys too. Something for everyone: including little ones. Or even the grown ups.

Enter on the blog, link in bio or check out my competition stories. You’ve got to be in to win it!

#Quicktip if you want to impress the kids this summer order a bundle of toys from @toysforapound_ - they were amazed with the amount of goodies in the box!

If you want a 10% discount code, please use CONSTANT10, this will work once per customer!

Good luck! #mummyphotoaday

We are very excited to...

Why an all-inclusive vacation could be right for you

Some people are often apprehensive about taking an all inclusive vacation. Perhaps they think that an all-inclusive resort is going to be packed with college kids or they feel that staying at one will prohibit them from being able to fully immerse themselves in the culture and the local area of the country in which they are travelling.

This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Some all-inclusive resorts are for adults only. So when you’re booking a trip with your family, make sure the resort is family-friendly.

Resorts often embody the very best of the local culture and cuisine, and aim to offer you a stay that is both relaxing and memorable. Enclosed herein are the reasons why an all-inclusive vacation could be right for you:

Everything is Taken Care Of

A vacation should be exactly that – a vacation. This is your chance to get away from the stresses and pressures of daily life and to break free from routine. Staying at an all-inclusive resort means that you don’t have to worry about cooking or wandering around trying to find places to have dinner since so many options are available at the resort.

Better still, you can order whatever you please everything is included with your stay. Self catered and hotel only accommodations may seem appealing at first, but in reality they can make meal times frustrating, particularly if you decide to go self-catered and you have to worry about finding and navigating through a nearby supermarket.

There’s an Array of Tempting Food Choices

Just as some people associate the concept of all-inclusive resorts with the notion that they specifically target a college crowd, many people seem to believe that staying at an all-inclusive resort is going to equal having to eat bland buffet food, and a limited continental breakfast every day but this is not the case.

Of course, the specifics vary from resort to resort, but the majority of quality resorts offer an array of international cuisines, with an expansive selection of dishes and beverages listed on the menus. Experimenting with new world foods is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons and feel more in tune with the local culture.

You Can Avoid Family Disagreements

Getting into minor arguments on vacation over matters such as where and what to eat, or where to venture in search of a bar are more common than you might think. When staying at an all-inclusive resort, you can avoid a lot of these such disagreements since everything is available under one roof! So if you find that one family member wants to eat Chinese food whereas another craves a steak, you don’t need to enter a lengthy, rage-inducing debate about whose turn it is to pick the place since you can both get what you want on site.

There Are Plenty of Activities to Keep You Occupied

All inclusive resorts offer enjoyment for all the family, regardless of the ages of the guests traveling. Parents can have a little alone time away from their kids as the little ones go off to a kids club or play center to make new friends, while adults can enjoy fitness classes and a variety of entertainment options. Whether you’re a health conscious traveler or you love the nightlife, you will not be short on choices when opting to stay at an all-inclusive resort.

It’s Easier to Manage Your Budget

When you decide to stay at an all inclusive resort, it becomes much easier to establish the total cost of your trip and budget accordingly than it often is if you opt for self catered or hotel only accommodation.

When you decide upon other accommodation choices, even if you try to research the cost of dining out or participating in various activities at your destination, you will find it tricky to grasp precisely how much money you will need. It is very easy to wind up over spending, particularly since the majority of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in areas that are popular with tourists often charge exorbitant prices. As a result, it becomes incredibly easy to overspend.

Fun For All the Family

Aside from the dedicated activities and clubs that all-inclusive resorts offer to different age groups, they provide fun for all of the family in a more general sense. Kid-friendly resorts usually offer fun activities for everyone. These resorts tend to have swimming pools, play areas, and sports facilities.

Playing a game of tennis with your kids or having a family game of ‘Marco Polo’ in the pool are great ways to bond and build your relationships with your family away from your typical routine.

You Can Try New Things

With all of the different activities that are on offer at all-inclusive resorts, this vacation is the perfect time to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and try something new. You may be apprehensive about trying new activities.

You can try stand up paddling or surfing, but since a lot of resorts offer adventure activities as part of its package, you can try something that you perhaps would not usually without shelling out a lot of money. If you don’t enjoy it, there’s no loss since the activity was free to partake in!

If planning stresses you out, this could be a good option for you. All you have to do is show up and there are plenty of things for you and your family to try during your stay. This is great way to vacation – especially for families with small children. Keep these points in mind when booking your next trip with your family.

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  • Unknown
    February 12, 2020

    Thank you for sharing this valuable information. It is useful to many. I was looking for this kind of stuff from a long time.

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