• Our first family trip to Birmingham

    This is a collaborative post. Even though we live just about an hour from Birmingham, it’s one of those places that we never really explore even though there are plenty of destination space on our bucket list. I have been itching to take the boys because there is so much for them to see and do outside of our pretty little town. You really are spoilt for choice in Birmingham, a vast array of places to eat, traditional and modern takes on bars, children’s activities and numerous hotels to provide a pit stop for a hard days shopping at the bullring – or maybe even you are travelling a bit…

  • Lavender fields to visit in the UK

    You can’t help but notice the colour palette if the UK along side the changing months, the yellow of Rapeseed, pastel delphiniums, Red fields of poppies and right now, July & August, is the time to find out a lavender field. Not just for the blue, violet, pale pink and white tones, but the classical relaxing scent of lavender itself. With the help of some fabulous bloggers, I have put together a mini guide of the best lavender fields in the UK. So please let me know if you have one you love and we haven’t added! Morbrook lavender, Underton – Shropshire I have added this because its right on…

  • Flower confetti fields at Wick, Worcestershire

    In 2017 I took the boys and my mom to go and see the flower confetti fields at Wick, near Pershore in Worcestershire. I had never heard of them before, it was just a chance of seeing them on Facebook and a moment of “I have to go!” So we did. Dexter was only weeks old and I really love the photos from that day as the flowers just make the photographs really have a special edge. This is one of the reasons that we went back, a year later, to have some more photos! The fields are open again now (June 21st 2019) for another nine days so here…

  • South Cornwall – Our favourite Family friendly beaches

    Last July we had THE most perfect break in South Cornwall. The weather was perfect,  it just took me back – you know how endless summer seemed as a kid with warm, sunny days, suncream sweaty sand hair, tanned arms and legs with freckles everywhere. This is just how it was. We had late night sunset chasing, fish and chips and rock pools galore. Here is a little round up of our new found family friendly favourite beaches in South Cornwall. Porthcurno This was an unexpected gem of a find, literally the Caribbean in South Cornwall. A first visit for us all and it wont be the last! The sea was…

  • Our £9.50 Norfolk Sun holiday to Caister-on-Sea

    Almost annually we go on a Sun holiday and we love them. We have had such great experiences and been to so many different places and at a fraction of the cost and, it becomes a sort of addiction to go again! Now this isn’t an Ad or a sponsored post this is just because I think giving a Sun holiday a chance is one of the best things you can do, especially if you have kiddies and want a quintessential seaside holiday, which I always do as it reminds me of my childhood. This year we decided to go to Norfolk, it was my families go to holiday of…

  • Our stay at Trevornick Holywell bay – review

    Just over a week ago my niece go married at Lusty Glaze beach in Cornwall. We were going down to stay for a few days anyway but also got offered three nights stay at Trevornick for a review of the site and amenities. Cornwall is about a 5 hour jaunt from us so this was perfect to extend our stay and also stay at a part of Cornwall we had never been to before. Where is Trevornick? Trevornick is in Holywell bay, a national trust beach which is stunning. we had been to Conrwall so many times now but to be honest I had never even heard of Holywell bay which…

  • Top 10 tips for UK beach days with kids

    We are off to Cornwall this week and because we have been blessed with glorious weather I want to ensure we spend as much time as we can on the beach. So far I have been massively unprepared and brought a UV tent and a fishing net. Slightly eclectic I know, so I headed to the fountain of knowledge from some other bloggers to complie a list of The best UK beach tips. A sheet, with elasticated corners, is ideal to make a area on the beach to keep sand free. If you pop picnic box/other items in the corner, it’ll make an edge that keeps the sheet clean! KatyKicker Wetsuits…

  • Dreaming of the sun

    It’s a given that January it’s going to be bleak, cold and miserable – which is fine, I can cope with that as I know its not going to vary much more than this. I can keep dreaming of the sun. This month has been different, we have had snow, rain, sleet, hail and then the past few days has been glorious – slightest hints of warmth through the first rays of sunshine and a sapphire blue sky. Just wonderful (even if the “Beast from the East” is a-comin) It’s days like this that make me want to hop on a jet plan and venture into warmer climates. I long…

  • BabyBjörn We Air mesh baby carrier review

    When I just had Freddie I used a baby carrier just because I could really. I can’t say I found it easier than a pushchair as it took me ages to fiddle with the straps and “plug myself in” as it were rather than just bung him in the pushchair and trot on with the dogs. Now I have a second bubba the juggling act has begun. I could do with a third, sometimes fourth hand. Whilst I love our pushchair sometimes it is necessary to have both my hands free and be able to be more hands on with Freddie whilst I have Dexter, such as the nursery drop…

  • France revisited as an adult

    When I was eleven, the whole of my year at school went on an art trip to Paris. It was a hellish, long coach journey in a less than desirable hotel chain. The sights we visited were under direction and decision of our teachers and mostly they did ok, apart from the food. It was dire. The memory of which marred the whole trip for me. Think clammy charcuterie, bland baguettes and flaccid frites! It’s not the memory I would like to have of such a country renowned for its food and drink, to me it would be just as important for us to learn about this too! I would…