Gardening

Make Your Garden An Ideal Summer Hangout Spot

When it gets to this time of year, most people start to use their garden a little more – or in some cases, a lot more. If your family is one that likes to spend as much time as possible outside, then your garden probably gets a lot of use. But is your outdoor space actually as good for spending time in as it could be? Chances are, there are some things you could do in order to improve it in this way. If you and your children spend a lot of time there, you might as well make it perfect, or as close to perfect as possible, for the… Read More Make Your Garden An Ideal Summer Hangout Spot

Travel

5 Reasons to Visit Iceland

I’ve always had two places on my list of ideal trips, Sweden and Iceland. Very recently I ticked Sweden off my list and so it has prompted me to start doing some research on Iceland! The main things I want to know about are food, transportation, great tourist stuff like museums and quiet spaces. I love to travel with my camera so finding locations for great photographs is both essential, and rewarding. I also usually have a daughter or 3 with me. So a varied itinerary is essential for us. With that in mind, here are my 5 Reasons to Visit Iceland. Food Great food is a must have. When traveling to a… Read More 5 Reasons to Visit Iceland

photography

Improving Your Photography Game By Making The Ordinary Extraordinary

 Rewind back several years, when blogging had barely become a word, let alone a profession. Where posts could almost get away with having not images in, as long as the writing was good enough to engage people. But fast forward to modern day, to a Pinterest and Instagram filled world, smartphones with better lenses than a lot of digital cameras, and photography and images are all over the blogosphere. Now your posts need to have images in for people to stay engage, regardless of the content sometimes. But if you worry that your photography isn’t up to scratch, and you find yourself using stock images more often than not, then… Read More Improving Your Photography Game By Making The Ordinary Extraordinary

Travel

All Mum’s Need To Travel Alone Once In A While

Look, we all need some mum time, and we don’t mean an hour over the weekend. We mean a break; a chance to go travelling alone for a bit. We go on holidays as a family, and read all the tips we need, but it’s so important for mum’s to get away alone because, well, we get an average of 17 minutes to ourselves a day. However, for one reason or another, women are led to believe that traveling solo has a myriad of negative side-effects linked to it. There are perceptions that it is dangerous, hard work, lonely and frightening. We are led to believe that we are not… Read More All Mum’s Need To Travel Alone Once In A While

Travel

Holidays Are Coming! How To Make The Most Out Of It

Summer is here, and that means many people are considering their family holidays. It is always an exciting time as you start to approach your holiday. The month’s countdown becomes weeks, and then it literally is only a matter of days before you hit the road or board a plane. However, I think many of us could get so much more our of our annual summer holiday. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can to. Allowing you to make more memories as well as enjoy yourself to the maximum. Consider hiring a car Some people are happy to spend their days lounging by… Read More Holidays Are Coming! How To Make The Most Out Of It

Travel

Weekend Breaks: How To Reduce Stress When You Take The Kids

All parents know how stressful short breaks can become when they take their children along. However, that doesn’t mean you should leave them with a babysitter while you go off enjoying yourselves. You just have to find methods of working around the madness and ensuring everyone stays happy. In this article, I’m going to offer some suggestions that could make all the difference. With a bit of luck, you can use this advice to ensure you don’t lose your head when spending a few nights away with your kids. Of course, there is always something that could go wrong. So, you need to make sure you’re relaxed and calm before… Read More Weekend Breaks: How To Reduce Stress When You Take The Kids

Travel

Travel Tips for Family Trips.

We went on holiday just a few short weeks ago (although it feels like a life ago time now), in order to get the best deal we shop around. You want value for money PLUS child friendly holidays. Travel Tips for Family Trips. Book early – If you know where you want to go, for how long and when (with a few months to spare) you’ll probably bag a great deal. Be bendy-flexi. If you could leave on a Friday OR a Saturday OR a Sunday then check which one is cheaper. I would happily lose 1 day of holiday for a saving. I tend to book a Tuesday or… Read More Travel Tips for Family Trips.

Fashion

5 Must-Have Floral Dresses (Splash & Save)

Although the weather lately has left much to be desired, it’s still the perfect time to invest in some floral print dresses – it can’t rain forever, right? There is nothing quite as lovely as a warm summers day, wearing a flattering and comfortable dress. I am a huge fan of print right now, so these are my wish-list/must-have dresses for the summer. In the save range we of course have Primark, coming in at a sweet £13, and in the splash range, the investment piece is Roberto Cavalli at a neat £379. A dress for every budget and occasion.   Top Left, Influence Orange Crochet Trim Floral Print Dress –… Read More 5 Must-Have Floral Dresses (Splash & Save)

Food

Handmade Burger Co Kids Menu Review

We tend to go out to eat most weekends, sometimes we go for Italian, sometimes we opt for sushi but the girls have a deep love of a simple burger and fries combo. I’ve recently switched to a plant-based diet and my husband loves meat in general. Handmade Burger Co perfectly caters for all of this – which is lovely. The kids menu is pretty straight forward, you get a main, side, drink, and desert for £3.95 – pretty good value. Poppy went for the chicken burger, Lily chose the beef and cheese classic, and Ivy opted for the fish finger burger. For sides two had the chips and one… Read More Handmade Burger Co Kids Menu Review