The Snowman Live Music Tour

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I am sorry to mention the “C” word so early, but in reality there are only 108 days until Christmas and I have started of thinking of Christmas activities for the kids already. On our list for this year is the magical live music performance of The Snowman at Salisbury Cathedral that arrives in December 2019 as part of its nationwide tour. Tickets are now on sale at venues across the country for Carrot Productions’ presentation of the iconic film… Continue Reading “The Snowman Live Music Tour”

Back to school essentials


It is just 8 days until the kids go back to school and I am knee deep in preparations for their return. This September, Isaac is moving up to Secondary School, so has a list of essential items that he must have, but do check with your own school as many will have different requirements. Backpack I don’t know how they do it, but my kids manage to fill their backpacks to the brim, with library books, homework and various… Continue Reading “Back to school essentials”

Small but Special Birthday Gift Ideas for Dads

Dad Watch stand

s your dad’s birthday on the horizon? We think you’ll agree that shopping for dear old dad can be an absolute nightmare. It can be a struggle to know what they might want or appreciate. Well, we have some great options here that are sure to be adored and also won’t break the bank. These gift options are special enough that they will show your dad how much they mean to you.  Gym Water Bottles Are you looking for the… Continue Reading “Small but Special Birthday Gift Ideas for Dads”

The added costs of being a single parent


Being a single parent can be both rewarding and difficult. In a world where all the family deals seem to be marketed at households with two adults and two children, single parenthood can be that bit harder.  Finding affordable days out can be a challenge, whether you are a small family with one child, or a larger family like ours. One of my biggest tips on finding fun and affordable days out is to invest in passes such as the National Trust and English Heritage.… Continue Reading “The added costs of being a single parent”

Keeping your independence at home for longer

Stairlift in use

Getting older is no fun, but sadly happens to us all, eventually. As our loved ones aged, they may have already downsized their family home once their kids fled the nest and the thought of making another move would be scary and often unnecessary option, as there are a few adjustments to the home that can make staying there easier. With the advance of technology, there many home improvements that can be made to make life easier, such as updating… Continue Reading “Keeping your independence at home for longer”