What would be first on your shopping list if you won the Lottery?

Lamborghini Huracan_

Living close to the millionaires playground of Sandbanks, we are no strangers to how the other half live and often drive past their stunning houses or get overtaken by a supercar or two. This often leads to an interesting game of “What would be the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?”, and kids being kids, the more bizarre the better. Abbey: New Bathroom / Kitchen / Sofa for her flat Abbey has just got on the property ladder and bought her first… Continue Reading “What would be first on your shopping list if you won the Lottery?”

Why you should start a blog


Starting a blog was one of the best decisions of my life. I fell across the wonderful world of blogging whilst on maternity leave with Eliza, often chatting to bloggers and entering their giveaways in the early hours of the morning, whilst feeding. Fast forward 8 years and I have two blogs, this one and my dedicated family travel blog Are We Nearly There Yet? which has not only help allow me to stay at home with my young family, but… Continue Reading “Why you should start a blog”

New Car Safety Measures Are Set to Improve Family Driving

Grandland X

The European Commission has put in place plans to makes sure that all new cars for sale in Europe are fitted with 11 safety measures by 2021. Many new vehicles already include some of these safety features as standard, for others they are optional while many still don’t have any of them. Research claims that making these 11 safety measures mandatory should save over 7,000 lives and prevent even more serious injuries. For families, these should make driving in the… Continue Reading “New Car Safety Measures Are Set to Improve Family Driving”

Have more famous people died in 2016?

Professor Severus Snape

It has become a running joke in our family that when the news app sounds on the phone I always ask “Who has died now?” The question is, has 2016 taken more celebrities than normal, or is it just my age and the rise of social media that immediate reporting that has made it seem so much worse. I read a really interesting news article from the BBC Obituaries Editor on whether more famous people have died in 2016 which stated… Continue Reading “Have more famous people died in 2016?”

How to host the perfect arts and crafts evening

Craft Party

Hosting the perfect arts and crafts evening takes a fine blend of preparation, baked goods and patience. A combination which, you’ll know if you’ve ever hosted a party before doesn’t always come easy. Still the great thing with arts and crafts evenings is that it’s up to you how structured or laid-back your night is. It can be an evening of creating Tate-worthy paintings or a simple catch up among friends with a side of jewellery making. As the host,… Continue Reading “How to host the perfect arts and crafts evening”