It’s been a very different week to usual. As a stay at home parent, my days usually revolve around school runs so it has been nice this week to break out of my routine, albeit for just 24 hours! Not only that, but my husband is back from Norway after not seeing him for 11 days which is lovely to have him home. So let me share my rather exciting week with you all. On the train down to London, my Netflix just would not work with the rubbish train WiFi so I ended up reading a book I’d downloaded…

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I was a little preoccupied last week with adjusting to having three children at school, opposed to one. We had such a lovely summer that as it ended and I knew school edged ever closer, it felt somewhat bittersweet. The girls have spent over a week in reception class and it’s safe to say that despite an initial first day wobble, they’ve taken to it better than I ever could have coped for. I am also trying to get used to being home alone for six hours a day. After reading that The Highway Rat is going to be on…

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Last summer you probably spotted groups of kids and parents roaming the streets everywhere trying to find and catch Pokémon; this summer it’s gone back to basics and here in Shropshire there’s a new craze – Shropshire Rocks, in the literal sense. What is Shropshire Rocks? It started by a lady called Rachel in July and was inspired by the Whidbey Island Facebook Community, where you decorate a rock and hide it in various locations for someone to find. Someone will then find the rock and (hopefully) take and share a photo to the Facebook group. Afterwards, they re-hide it…

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Summer is upon us and Facebook tells me that the world and their wife are off on their jollies. Whether they’re jetting off to sunnier climes or off exploring in the mountains, summer is without a doubt the time to get away with the kids off school for six long weeks. I love going on holiday but one thing I don’t love is packing, especially with three kids. I don’t think you realise how much “stuff” kids really need. I remember us taking the girls away for a week when they were two months old and the amount of stuff…

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When it comes to planning a family holiday, there’s a lot you need to take into consideration. Will there be enough to keep the children entertained at the hotel? What sort of activities can we look forward to during the day? Will we be able to afford to eat out every night? I can’t answer every question you have about booking a family holiday, but can help with the finances. Below, I’ve rounded up six ways to save money on your next family getaway this year. Go all inclusive Although all inclusive deals are usually more expensive than self-catering, such…

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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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