'Psychologists have suggested that mothers should take holidays with friends, not family - and this includes leaving the children behind. Experts are urging tired mothers to go on "mum-cations", holidays without their offspring, to take a proper break.' With this in mind, me and three of my closest girlfriends booked a 'mumcation' to Vilamoura for … Continue reading My Mumcation
Rosie and I took the kids (all eight of them!) to Leeds Castle in Kent during half term. It was our first proper visit (we went along one, cold evening four years ago to watch Frozen on the castle lawn). I absolutely love a mooch around a Castle or historical house and I love taking … Continue reading Leeds Castle
If you are at a loose end with the kids this summer and want something that will suit all ages, from babies to older teenagers (and you) try Thorpe Park. Thorpe Park is a large theme park set between Chertsey and Staines-Upon-Thames, at juction 11 on the M25. Despite being just a forty five minute … Continue reading Our Day Out at Thorpe Park
Well, what an experience this was!! On paper, this weekend was my idea of absolute hell. Six children (two babies), a tent, rain....lots of rain, mud....lots of mud and not a tiled roof in sight! Somehow, amongst the damp and filth, we dug deep into our British souls and managed to have a fantastic weekend … Continue reading CampBestival 2017
As seasoned travellers to Florida I like to think i am experienced at organising a great holiday there. Given that i am usually booking for eight or more people i am particularly good at making sure we stick to a reasonable budget. I have just booked our flights to Florida 2018 and I've got to … Continue reading Travel hack – Flying to Florida
Another one of my best friends turned 40 this week and we celebrated by whisking her away on a suprise weekend to Liverpool. ￼ Rosie is from Ireland, and when her lovely sister (who still lives over there) contacted me about doing something special I couldn't have been more up for it. I cant take … Continue reading A weekend in Liverpool
Deck the halls! We have had a really special, festive weekend full of friends, wine, mince pies, sausage rolls, tinsel, The Pogues and Santa Claus! Back in November I looked into which Santa to take the kids to visit. I looked into local garden centres, National trust venues and shopping centres. I … Continue reading Saint Nick popped in for a cuppa!
Who doesn't love Disney movies!? I could watch them day after day...... Oh, hold on, that's exactly what i have been doing for the last nine years! Given my babies ages (11 months. 5, 7 and two 9 year olds) I have been on the 'disney, cebebeies, baby TV and Mr bloody Tumble' channel for … Continue reading Family Movie Nights 🎥
My friend has been to every Camp Bestival since it started and every year she has tries to convince me to come with her. Now, here is the problem, i don't camp! My experience of tents is that they are damp and freezing when the weather is cold and like a sweat box when … Continue reading Camp Bestival 2016
So this weekend something happened that will change my sex life for the next 20 years. After telling the kids to 'shhhhhhh' for the 58th time in the six berth camper we had hired for the weekend, finally silence fell. .....until Harrison asked loudly, in a disgusted tone: 'urgh, are you two having S....E......X!? Because … Continue reading Rumbled!