Halloween at Disneyland Paris


We have been lucky enough to visit Disneyland Paris twice before, once for Hubby’s 30th birthday back in 2003 and again for Isaac’s 5th birthday in 2013. Both times were in spring / summer and we have been hoping to return to see the park transformed for either Halloween or Christmas. During October half term, we spent the week with Al Fresco Holidays at their fabulous park La Croix du Vieux Pont, which is the perfect base for day trips to Paris… Continue Reading “Halloween at Disneyland Paris”

5 easy ways to add value to your home before you sell


We have lived in our house for 13 years now and are now thinking of moving onto pastures new. I am addicted to watching programmes like Grand Designs and Location, Location, Location and one thing I have picked up from these is that you need to make your home appealing to sell. I am not talking about a huge renovation, that would be far too time consuming and stressful, but there are small things you can do that won’t cost… Continue Reading “5 easy ways to add value to your home before you sell”

How managing screen time can improve your child’s behaviour


When my older kids were young, mobile phones and the internet were in their infancy and the only screen time we had to manage was how may times they had watched The Little Mermaid or Lion King on VHS that week. Now that I am also a parent in the digital age, battles over screen time and devices have become a depressing part of family life, and knowing how much is too much has become a moving target. I remember… Continue Reading “How managing screen time can improve your child’s behaviour”

5 ways to save money on a family day out

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The average household in London forks out £14 each day, according to the Office of National Statistics. With the cost of living continuing to rise faster than wages, many families must tighten their belts. But this doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Vanquis explores ideas for a family day out – on a budget. Year-round picnics It’s a little chilly for an outdoor picnic, but you can prepare packed lunches before heading out at any time of year. It’s… Continue Reading “5 ways to save money on a family day out”