The thing about school league tables…….


An article appeared on my facebook timeline last night that I was genuinely troubled by. England’s worst schools revealed….. The article, written by the Daily Mirror, which can be read here, states that official government figures released this week, show that one in eight mainstream secondary schools are under-performing. Schools fall below the government’s performance threshold if pupils fail to make enough progress across eight subjects, with particular weight given to English and maths. This is only the second year… Continue Reading “The thing about school league tables…….”

5 Great UK Destinations for a Family Getaway this Winter

Port Isaac

Although we usually think of holidays as being suitable only for the warmer summer months, there’s no reason why a fun family getaway can’t be enjoyed all year round! Throughout the winter, the majority of holiday destinations are much quieter than during the jam-packed summer months, and although the days may be shorter and the temperatures cooler, there’s still plenty to see and do all year round! Instead of jetting off for some winter sun, this year, why not make… Continue Reading “5 Great UK Destinations for a Family Getaway this Winter”

Smyths Superstores – Family Party

Smyths Toys Superstore

It can be hard to find things to do to keep the kids entertained on the weekend, especially when the British weather ruins your plans of a nice family barbeque in the garden! However, thanks to our friends at Smyths Toys Superstores, you won’t have to stay in twiddling your thumbs this spring bank holiday, as children across the UK are invited to visit their local Smyths Toys Superstores on Saturday May 27th from 9am – 2pm for a FREE… Continue Reading “Smyths Superstores – Family Party”

Create a year to remember with a Merlin Annual Pass

Shrek's Adventure

Start your year off as you mean to go on and bag the ultimate bargain – 52 weeks of family fun with a Merlin Annual Pass! We have had a Merlin Annual Pass for the last couple of years and it truly is a worthwhile investment as you have some amazing days out at your fingertips, plus some amazing offers to share with family and friends. The spectacular New Year sale starts today and you can purchase your Merlin Annual… Continue Reading “Create a year to remember with a Merlin Annual Pass”

My Driving Bugbears


I love driving, which is a good thing seeing as I do a lot of driving as a blogger. The problem I have is other road users. Now 99% of them are fine, I am happy to share the road with them but there are the 1% that drive me INSANE! I like to think I am a polite and safe driver. I often let people out of roads, I get out of the way if I see they are… Continue Reading “My Driving Bugbears”