Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Family Friendly Camping Spots in the UK to Visit This Summer.

My husband has always loved camping, he had been trying to convince we for years that we should get a tent. I managed to hold him off the idea, but last year I finally caved after the kids all ganged up on me too and insisted camping was amazing and that we should definitely get a tent! 

So off we went down to our local Go Outdoors store to "look" at tents. Now I was pretty insistent we were just looking, however an hour later my husband comes back to the car, a massive cheesy grin on his face and a trolley full to the brim with a tent and camping gear! So I guess that means we were official now a family who did camp right?

Well actually we were pretty clueless when it came to places to camp and what we would actually need! Yes we had the tent but that was where it ended, so we spent the best part of last year researching and looking up what we needed, top tips and most importantly the best place to camp with kids.

So with lots of research, advice and the help of some fellow campers here is my list of the top 10 family friendly places to camp right here in the UK!

Holmsley Caravan and Camping Site - New Forest National Park

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Holmsley Caravan and Camping site is based within the New Forest national park and gives you the chance to get back to basics with forest camping. The site has all of the amenities you could need for a family camping trip such as toilet and shower block, on site shop and takeaway and a play park.

There is also the added bonus of being in the New Forest with animals such as ponies and cows to see roaming and lots of beautiful walks to enjoy and wildlife to discover.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Teachers Gift - Gift Guide

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Summer is finally here and the sun is making an appearance which is lovely right? This also means that school is almost over for another year and as sports day come to an end and both teachers and children start preparing for the end of the year, us parents are trying to find the perfect way to say thank you to the teachers who do such amazing jobs with out children.

I know that gifts for the teachers might not be for everyone but for me personally I think its a lovely way to end the year and to say thank you for all the hard work that teachers put in. I mean as a parent myself my TWO children often drive me to the brink, so anyone who can stand in front of a class of 30 kids, keep their cool and with so much love and care for 6+ hours a day deserves a special thanks I think!

So I have out together a list of some lovely teachers gifts I have spotted this year to help you out when choosing a gift for your child's teacher this year.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Mess Free Play with Playfoam **REVIEW**

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Evelyn is a huge fan of messy play, even her 9 year old brother has been known to join in with our messy play games so its something I try to set up quite often. However since having a new carpet fitted I am always really wary of what sensory/messy play we can do in the home on rainy days or days when we want to get out of the sun.

So when I heard about Playfoam, a fantastic squishy "foam" that is relatively mess free, I was so excited to give it a try with the kids, not least because it promises lots of fun but without the mess!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

A Party Fit For A Princess!

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A few weeks ago Evelyn celebrated her 5th birthday and to celebrate she had a party full of all the things she had been asking for in anticipation of her birthday. At the very top of her list was a real life princess, so I was over the moon when I discovered Princess Appearances with Tamara to make Evelyn's dream party come true! 

From the very first enquiry message, right up until the day of the Party Tamara was fantastic. She was so friendly, helpful and approachable, she was available to answer any questions, queries or changes I had in mind whenever I needed which really put my mind at rest when planning the party. 

Hatching a Pixie! - Hatchimals Pixies **REVIEW**

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Evelyn is a huge fan of Hatchimals from the giant hatching Hatchimals Eggs through to the Mermal Magic CollEGGtibles. She has loved each of the series that have been released and is a big fan of collectible the adorable little characters that hide inside. 

So Evelyn was so excited to find out that Spinmaster, the makers behind Hatchimals have a brand new range that has just been released, Hatchimals Pixies and they are just as adorable as previous Hatchimal series! 

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Keeping Your Family Car Safe On The Road.

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We recently bought a new car, much to the delight of both the kids and my husband! In all fairness our previous car was getting fairly old. It was almost 15 years old and had been showing signs of wear and tear for a few years now so it just didn't make sense to keep piling money into it.  

So we started looking for a new car but we had no idea what car we wanted but we knew we wanted something bigger, something newer and something that was safe and comfortable for the whole family. We finally settled on a Ford Cmax and it definitely ticks all of the boxes. Those with a family car, well anyone with a car really, will know just how important it is to have a car that is safe to travel in. One of the main components for that is the car tyres, after all they are the only thing that come between your car and the road! So not only is it the law to keep your tyres safe but its super important for your safety too. 

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Falling In Love With Photography

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I have always loved taking pictures, the idea of being able to capture a moment in time and have it to treasure forever is something that makes me so happy.