• Cars of the future

    What will cars of the future look like? Have you ever wondered what the automotive industry will be like in the next 50 years? The way we move around is evolving and with attitudes towards fossil fuels and the environment playing a huge role in our purchases and choices, it seems that the way we get from A to B is going to look very different in the not too distant future. So, what kind of changes can we expect to see? And what will cars of the future look like? Read on to find out more. Fuel sources  So, what will be powering the vehicles of the future? We’re all well…

  • Cars of the future

    What will cars of the future look like? Have you ever wondered what the automotive industry will be like in the next 50 years? The way we move around is evolving and with attitudes towards fossil fuels and the environment playing a huge role in our purchases and choices, it seems that the way we get from A to B is going to look very different in the not too distant future. So, what kind of changes can we expect to see? And what will cars of the future look like? Read on to find out more. Fuel sources  So, what will be powering the vehicles of the future? We’re all well…

  • Parental Relaxation: 4 Great Ideas For An Evening In After A Day Out

    Image credit: Pexels Family days out are a great way to create memories together, bond as a family, and most of all, have fun. However, they can also be exhausting! Having to plan your day out meticulously — including food, transport, timings and toys — so that you don’t end up with a screaming toddler or an exasperated partner is both physically and mentally draining. So it’s only fair that you get some time to yourself to relax after a fun but tiring day out looking after everyone else. If you’re looking for parental relaxation, we’ve got you covered. Here are four great ideas for a chilled evening in after a…

  • Ad -Schwartz recipe mix – easy Chilli

    If you read my blog you’ll know by now that I love cooking. It’s something I really enjoy, especially creating meals for my family or batch cooking to store in the freezer for homemade ready to go meals. I have to admit that I don’t usually use a recipe mix either. One of our staple ingredients is minced beef – especially 5% low fat content minced beef. I can make lots of meals from one pack and I know that my family are getting a good hit of protein as well as something filling and nutritious for a meal. One of our family favourite recipes is Chilli con carne. This…

  • Keeping scary health-related stories in perspective

    Keeping scary health-related stories in perspective There are many advantages to living in the digital age. For example, if you need a special present, you can usually buy it online and have it arrive on your doorstep the following day. There is no need for you to go to a big city to find something suitable. Everything is at your fingertips, including information. But, there are some drawbacks. It is all too easy to become overwhelmed by that information. To the point where it can have a negative impact on how we feel and act. Health scare stories are a case in point. We need to know about potential health…

  • Said dal 1923 hot chocolate

    SAID dal 1923 – Hot Chocolate in London

    A few weeks ago we took Freddie to London and I knew I wanted to get to Said dal 1923 to try one of their amazing Hot Chocolates. The thickest and richest Hot Chocolate in London, made with melted chocolate and not cocoa powder – yes please. We have tried and failed to get there twice in our last two visits, so it was high up on the agenda this time! After getting into London we headed to the Rathbone place shop as this was really near to where we were staying. It was just as I imagined it, a traditional looking gorgeous little coffee shop in the most perfect…

  • (Ad) YHA London Oxford Street – At the centre of the action

    One of my favourite places in the world to visit is London. It holds many special memories and I love everything from the the hectic crazy traffic, smell of the dusty busy tube to the huge array of eateries. I just love it and have always wanted to take the boys to explore the delights. I was contacted by YHA to see if I would like to review a stay during December and see what festive sights and scenes I could enjoy. We choose YHA Oxford street due to its central location and the perfect base to explore from as it’s located perfectly within tube zones 1 & 2. I’ve…

  • How I manage my workload day to day

    Now I’m back at work, I had to schedule my blogging time carefully. I can’t sit and do a day whenever I feel like it as my rota falls on different says so I tend to have different days off. It’s something I never really thought about before I was back at work but I definitely took for granted the freedom it gave me! However, apart from this time organisation factor it actually has some benefits and it allows me to find a way to sync both systems seamlessly (most of the time) It allows me to give myself designated time for my blogging work. Before I snuck this into…

  • (Ad) putting Treads shoes through their paces

    One thing I wish was emphasised to me before I had children the sheer speed that school shoes deteriorate even before the end of the school term is on the horizon. Freddie has trashed, I mean completely trashed so many pairs just through play time football and general rough and tumble that I had pretty much given up expecting any longevity. We have tried expensive shoes, the cheapest shoes and middle of the road brands. Honestly, it makes no difference. It gets to a point when even some shoe polish and a quick buff up is futile as the leather is embarrassingly obliterated beyond recognition. I was curious when Treads…

  • (AD) #AceWinterRefresh challenge

    As much as I hate to admit it, the winter is here and it’s time to pack away my flip flops. I find the transition of summer clothes to my autumn/winter the annual ritual I need, much like putting the clocks back, to get me ready for the colder weather. Wardrobe weeding I start with getting mine and the kids summer clothes and packing them in our suitcases, all folded into little piles ready to grace us next year (also praying that we don’t have a fluke warm autumn so I won’t be sweating in my tights and baggy knit!) it’s hard to tear Freddie away from some of his…