11 December 2018

Rid The Midweek Monotony With Chicken Tonight

I love cooking, it's such a passion. Trying out new recipes, marinades and flavours to see whether they work, and if my kids will eat them. We don't always have time to blast out a brand new meal each day though and usually opt for quick fixes that will get us through, but are still tasty and nutritious.

I like using sauces that not only give meat extra flavour but give different options to have as a meal. And when Chicken Tonight go in touch with me, wanting me to show how you can use their sauces to create some fab midweek meals, I thought now was the best time to show how easy meals can be made, that are varied and quick.

10 December 2018

Family photography Experience: The Perfect Gift for Christmas

Looking for the perfect present to give to family or friends this year? A family photography experience could be the unique gift you’re after. 

In the lead up to Christmas, it is often a struggle to think of new gift ideas for family and friends. You want to provide a unique gift; one that is sentimental, and most of all something that they will actually want to keep.

After all, it’s the thought that counts!

8 December 2018

Our 2018 Christmas Eve Box

Each year when Christmas arrives, I like to try out a new tradition to see if it'll stick for us, and one we've loved the past few years is having a Christmas Eve Box for the boys. This seems to have grown even more this year with a trend of making a full box, rather than buying a pre-made one, and filling it with super special treats for the day before Christmas.

Presenting young with a box full of treats on December 24th is the latest festive tradition to make its way to the UK from across the Atlantic from the US, with some parents going all out when it comes to personalising their children's boxes and being crafty with homemade wares. 

6 December 2018

Creating A Dressing Table And Home Office

As a parent to 3 children, and someone who works from home, space can be a bit limited in our house. We have to make good use of the space we have to make sure everything we need is catered for. When I decided I needed and office for my work, it took a lot of manoeuvring around to actually find a corner of space - especially when I already had a dressing table too in the same room and couldn't justify taking up more space.

So it got me to thinking about creating one desk for both. Somewhere I can work when I need to and use as a dressing table on a morning when I'm getting ready or drying my hair. When I showed off my home office last year, I realised that I needed to change it up a bit, to cater for everything I would use the space for, and so here is my updated home office which doubles up as a dressing table...

3 December 2018

Cayton Bay | A Parkdean Resorts Holiday

At the beginning of this month, we had booked a holiday to stay in Cayton, on the East Coast. We wanted just a few days away whilst it was the school holidays, just to spend some time together. As a Yorkshire family, there is nothing we love more than exploring our glorious county in search of those little gems that show just how beautiful our little part of the world is.

The North Yorkshire coast provides many locations and with amazing views and so much history, but our favourite place of all is Cayton, and whenever we visit, we always stay at Cayton Bay which is a Parkdean Resorts site.

2 December 2018

GANT Designer Kids Clothing For Autumn

We are now well and truly into the colder seasons and so now is the time to start picking out new clothing for children that are warm and much better for the chilly seasons. when GANT got in touch with me, I just knew that I wanted to pick out some of their knitwear and hoodies for the boys, and so I did.

The GANT Knitwear and Hoodies are amazing quality and great designs, to keep kids warm during the cooler months, but with the added GANT style. Their range is large, with lightweight sweaters and thick cable knit jumpers, with a choice of hoodies too.

1 December 2018

Going Abroad As A Family Doesn't Have To Be Expensive - How Our Family Of 5 Spent 10 Nights In Spain For Less Than A Grand

I always see the quote 'you get what you pay for' banded around when it comes to booking holidays, and this is so true. Now, if you're wanting a 5* all inclusive, luxury holiday, then this post isn't for you. But if you're wanting to know how you can get abroad on only a shoestring budget, then keep reading...

Now, I'm starting this post on the assumption that Passports are already bought and paid for, as no one should be booking holidays without them. But other than that, the flights, transfers and the apartments we stayed in, cost us no more than a grand for 10 nights in April/May.