My Top 5 Great Little Breaks UK

Dorset

I love the idea of city breaks abroad but with a young family to either bring with us, or try to find childcare for, it is almost impossible. I love travelling and it always surprises me how much our country has to offer. OK, so it doesn’t always have the best weather but its nothing that a decent coat won’t help keep out. We still have a lot of the country to explore but here are my top 5 great… Continue Reading “My Top 5 Great Little Breaks UK”

Know your Maternity Rights

Newborn

Having a baby is a very special time in anyone’s life but it is worth looking up your rights before you take that step into parenthood. I have had six children and each experience was very different. When I worked for a supermarket they followed the governments maternity scheme to the letter: The first 6 weeks – 90% of full pay The next 33 weeks – £139.58 or 90% of your earnings – whichever is less The next 13 weeks –… Continue Reading “Know your Maternity Rights”

Camp Bestival 2016 – The Dingly Dell

Lizzie's Way

Without a shadow of a doubt, the Dingly Dell is our favourite haunt at Camp Bestival and this year was our most magical yet. The Dingly Dell takes you away from the rush of the festival and into the nurturing bosom of nature’s playground. In the daytime, the kids adore exploring Lizzie’s Way where they get to read stories, act out puppet shows, make mud pies and potions and make wishes to fairies. Walk a little further in and try your… Continue Reading “Camp Bestival 2016 – The Dingly Dell”

Dream, Believe, Achieve with a Diversity Break at Butlins

Diversity

We have been fans of Diversity since they won Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009 and always follow what they are doing next. In fact I really wanted to take part in their Secret Street Crew TV show but sadly that has ended now. Now you can get to see Britain’s favourite dance troupe to all of Butlins seaside resorts in 2016, with a brand new live show and exclusive Dance Academy and we lucky enough to see them this… Continue Reading “Dream, Believe, Achieve with a Diversity Break at Butlins”

A Holiday Fail!

Breakdown

I pride myself on being organised for day trips and holidays. Cases packed and loaded into the car – CHECK Technology charged and ready to keep kids entertained – CHECK First Aid Kit – CHECK Emergency Car Kit in-car – CHECK Water / Tyre / Oil checked – CHECK Yesterday we were heading to Cornwall for a short break with The Olde House and set off just after lunch in my trusty Citroen C4 Grand Picasso. Living in Dorset I was… Continue Reading “A Holiday Fail!”