Last week saw me take a step into the unknown and take the kids away to Blackpool overnight for the first time on my own. I decided to take them up to Blackpool; as a kid we spent many October half terms there seeing the lights. I have such fond family memories that I knew it would be the perfect place for some good old fashioned fun. We were kindly offered the chance to see what is going on in the incredibly iconic Blackpool Tower so spent Thursday there. The Tower offers five brilliant attractions and there are lots of…

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With the  Easter holidays now over and back to school and nursery being the order of the day, across social media there seems to be a distinct split – those who cannot wait for the school gates to open and the others who are a little more reluctant. As a whole, I absolutely loved having the kids off. With no school run to tie us to a strict routine, we were able to spend our days doing as we please. I got the feeling people thought I was off my head when I said I was sad the holidays were…

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We are just back from our Blackpool trip last week and there you realise that bed and breakfasts are a British tradition. Whether you’re holidaying by the seaside or you’re looking to save money on your business trip, booking a B&B is often the most cost-effective choice, and can offer a comfortable and personalised experience. Below, we’ve put together the pros and cons of staying in a bed and breakfast for your next getaway. PRO: They’re easy to find Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of bed and breakfasts is the fact they’re easy to find. If you’re looking for…

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Easter has been and gone and lets just say it has left it’s impression – namely on my waist as I had a HUGE unexpected gain at Slimming World. Well, I say unexpected, obviously I expected to put on just not that much. I was mortified. However, school holidays are never good for me as my routine goes all out the window and I go with the flow. They’re back at school and nursery on Monday so life is too short not to join in the fun and be a killjoy. So onto this weeks Little Loves. I’ve missed a…

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As you read this, I’ll be in the car on my way to Blackpool! I decided that I would pack the kids up and go on an adventure. Minus the husband. I have decided that No Fear Parenting is the way forward. You see, my girls will be 4 in around 8 weeks time and whilst they still love a good old tantrum, life with twins is starting to feel, dare I say it outloud, easier? They go off and entertain each other and love to make up games so I am often left as a spare part. Throw big brother…

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Today like many other parents, I woke with a sense of excitement and worry all mixed today then just slop in a big old dollop of nostalgia – yep, you guessed right, it is school admissions day. The last few years I have watched these days unfold on social media and share in happiness as friends got allocated their top choices, and worry with friends who’ve had to appeal. It just didn’t seem possible that this day would come for us. Yet it has. Far too quickly. I’ve done this process before. I’ve experienced first uniform shopping trips, picking out the all important…

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I can’t quite believe it is Friday already, and not only Friday but Good Friday at that. I hope you all are having a great time and aren’t at work and/or have partners that have some time off too. I am really excited as my husband has both the bank holidays off which doesn’t usually happen so it will be really nice to have him home for a few extra days. So week one of the holidays gone already, this is what we have been up to with our school-free days. My gorgeous friend Hannah at Hi Baby Blog wrote…

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