Your Family Car Needs To Tick All Of These Boxes

Peugeot 5008 Ireland

Raising a family means you suddenly become interested in things you never cared about at all. For example, look at cars. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really been that bothered about what car I drove. Many of you probably shared your parent’s car growing up, then you bought whatever suited your price-range. When you have kids and become a parent, this changes dramatically.  Suddenly, you spend weeks looking for the ideal family car. You’re genuinely interested in… Continue Reading “Your Family Car Needs To Tick All Of These Boxes”

Living In The Country, What Should Be Your Car?

When it rains in the city, it’s damp and miserable. When it rains in the country it’s all those things as well as muddy and slippery. This is something that you see quite a lot in rural areas. The weather seems twice as powerful when you’re surrounded by fields, rivers and hills. There’s no concrete jungle to block out the sun, so you feel it more on your skin. There are no buildings getting in the way of the rain… Continue Reading “Living In The Country, What Should Be Your Car?”

Finding the right car seat for your car

Kids in the car

If you follow my blog, you will know that I have been on my own holy grail search – the three car seat challenge – to find a car that will fit three car seats in a row across the back seats. I have three children that still need to use car seats as UK law dictates that a child must use a child car seat until they’re 12-years-old or 135cm tall, whichever comes first. The law changed in March 2017, but car companies don’t seem… Continue Reading “Finding the right car seat for your car”

Preparing your car for Autumn


We have had such a good summer that it is a bit of a shock that Autumn is here. Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons for me, dew glistens on spider webs, the leaves turn all sorts of wonderful shades of red, orange and amber and sun rises / sun sets seem even more glorious. It is also the perfect time and reduce car use and walk the kids to school, with promises fo throwing leaves in the… Continue Reading “Preparing your car for Autumn”

Vauxhall Grandland X Elite – Review

Grandland X

Back in September last year, we took the Vauxhall Crossland X on our holiday to the Lake District and put it through its paces on all the country roads. Although we enjoyed driving the car and all its features, it simply was not big enough for us, so when we were invited to put the Vauxhall Grandland X Elite to the test we jumped at the chance. The Grandland X is the largest SUV in the Vauxhall range, which also… Continue Reading “Vauxhall Grandland X Elite – Review”