Family Holiday Time: What Format Suits You Best?

We’re right in the middle of summer and the school holidays – a perfect time to discuss family holidays! With so many options nowadays, it can be hard to make a decision on what suits your family. We have broken down a few different types of family holidays, discussing the pros and cons. Read on to find out the joys and challenges of camping, a holiday package and a holiday park as your family vacation.


How To Stay Well This Summer

*AD - this is a collaboration with NHS in Leeds

The current heatwave we're experiencing might give you that excuse to spend all day outdoors, but some forget about the increased health risks that arise during the summer months. From sunburn to hydration, NHS in Leeds are aiming to raise awareness on how to self-care with their ‘Know your #SummerSignsNHS’ campaign. 

This campaign is all about raising awareness of how you can care for yourself during the summer months. NHS in Leeds has released a guide on how to stay well this summer with information about sunburn, staying hydrated, hay fever and insect bites and stings. With help about what over the counter treatments are available and when you to see your pharmacist or GP for professional help.


Dressing Down The style With Femme Luxe

heart lip print tee

Some days you just want to wear clothes that are a little dressed down, but still stylish. I mean, I love a good pair of jeans if I can pair it with a nice tee, so I thought I'd talk about a couple of items that can be dressed down this week. 

Obviously, I had to go for a t-shirt first, and I picked out the Black Heart Lip Print Tee as I loved the patterned on it. This simple tee with a sassy heart lip graphic print is perfect for a simple day out, and can work with any outfit.


National Geographic Mini Dig Kits Review

We're into our penultimate month as Bandai STEM Ambassadors now and today it's time to show off our 5th package from them. You can look back to our Bandai STEM kits reviews if want to see our past posts about this range and everything we have done with them. 

This month Bandai have sent us some more of their STEM educational kits for review, this time being the Mini Dig Kits, which I must say, were a favourite for T to get stuck in to. I mean, anything that creates mess, dust and lets you dig, dig, dig, gets a thumbs up from him.

A Northerner’s Guide to Surviving London

Planning a holiday to the capital? London is a fantastic city for a vacation as there is an incredible amount to see and do and it is somewhere with a unique atmosphere not quite like anywhere else in the world. It can be a bit of a shock to the system for Northerners as it is quite different even to the major cities found in the north. Here is a guide to surfing London and making the most out of your trip.


Taxis: where’s cheap and where’s not

When it comes to getting places many of us drive wherever it is we need to be. However, for millions of people out there, this isn’t an option, mostly because they don’t have a license.

Because of this, most people opt for public transport, but sometimes this just isn’t an option, meaning the only way to commute is via a taxi.


Top Camping Spots In The UK

If camping is your thing …

It’s not for everyone, but camping is a great way to holiday on a budget. Did you know the UK plays host to more than 3,000 camp sites? That’s a lot to choose from! 

Take a look at the following choices from Flogas Gaslight, who stock gas cylinders for camping – to whittle down your options:


Tips For Packing Hand Luggage For An Adult Only Holiday

With three children continually vying for my attention, the idea of getting away from it all and going on a adult only holiday is very appealing. The idea of packing for this though can be overwhelming. There's a lot to consider, the weather, for starters. As a country can be so varying in weather, the weather may change during the trip, so you’ll need to take this into consideration.

Then there's the adult only hotels dress code as some have more rules with it being for adults only. Will you need to dress casual, smart casual and formal? I mean, at this point I'm thinking of dumping the entire contents of my wardrobe into a suitcase. But with the prices of adding some hold luggage to your holiday, I try to stick to using hand luggage only, which means having to be savvy with the packing.

I've come up with a few ways to pack light, whilst having enough options for the holiday ahead.


Tips on Saving for Your Dream Home

Do you want to buy your dream home? A big hurdle many people find challenging to overcome is saving up to either build or buy it. Often it feels impossible to cut back on your spending and save, especially when you’ve been trying for a long time. However, it’s surprisingly easy to save money quickly if you’re determined and have a goal in mind. Those who have a goal in mind are more likely to succeed quicker than those who don’t. Perhaps this is down to the individual, but it can also be due to a determination as the goal draws closer.


Home Adaptations For Older People

When the time comes that an elderly relative moves into your home, there are many changes to consider when you're updating a home to be elderly friendly. A home can be a dangerous place when it's not altered properly to suit, from dimly lit hallways causes hazards, to having bathroom fixtures so they can have their own bit of dignity.


Child-friendly walks in the UK

The summer is on its way and so too, hopefully, is the sunshine! When the temperatures rise and the weather warms, there is sometimes nothing better than to hit the open road and breath in the fresh air of the countryside. The UK is blessed with some beautiful walkways taking in stunning scenery as you amble towards serenity. However, sometimes, with the kids in tow, this can prove a little bit boring for your active little cherubs. That’s why, to mark national walking month in May, we have teamed up with Babythingz who sell Cosytoes, to present a host of the best child-friendly walks in the UK.


Building a Dream Home Starts with a Mortgage: How to Improve Your Borrowing Potential

There are many things you need to create the perfect home. One of the first and perhaps most important is the home itself. Without a property to call and then make your own, you won’t ever have your dream home. Of course, a house doesn’t automatically become a home but, as a foundation, bricks and mortar are required.


Bandai STEM Kits - National Geographic Build Your Own Volcano

A few month ago now, we were announced as Bandai STEM Ambassadors and have been working with them to show off their extensive range of STEM kits for children, and today is when I show off our forth kit. You can look back to our Bandai STEM kits reviews if want to see our past posts about this range. 

This month Bandai have sent us another of their STEM educational kits for review and this time, it has been one of T's most favourite reviews to date; the National Geographic Build Your Own Volcano Science Kit.