We are huge fans of a self catering holiday. As a family on the ‘larger side’ it is usually the most affordable option for us. It is also the easiest option, as despite our children getting older now, and being out of the bottle stage (and not too far from being out of the nappy stage), we still seem to take a ridiculous amount of things with us when we go anywhere. We couldn’t wait for our visit to beautiful Bluestone Resort in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is not an area of the UK that we’ve previously explored and everyone who…

View Post

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran I didn’t realise how long it has been since I linked up with Living Arrows. Life has been so crazy lately, and time is just flying. I’m starting to panic a little about everything we have to fit in before Christmas – and generally just trying to remember everything day to day. I wanted to write this post today, as I took some photos during half term, and they made really sit up and realise how big my babies were getting. Obviously I know…

View Post

As a family, the majority of our family holidays are based in the UK. Primarily for ease due to the amount of things we have to take with three young children – nappies, sippy cups, and pushchairs – plus their scooters and helmets for exploring. I think I’ve actually become quite good at getting everything packed (tightly!) into the car and remembering what we need. One thing I’m not so good at though is entertaining the kids during the car journey. This year we have visited Cornwall twice, and most recently Wales. Each time, the journey has been over 2…

View Post

As a kid I used to cringe when I had a play date that involved my mum picking them up in the car. We were always subjected to listening to Classic Gold on MW – all songs from the sixties and seventies and I always thought my mum was totally embarrassing. Unsurprisingly though it has given me a taste for a large range of music. I could probably sing the words to most songs from the sixties and seventies now. The eighties too. I’m now that embarrassing Mum that makes her kids listen to the music from my childhood (hellloooo…

View Post

I’m rushing to write this months Me & Mine Project, amongst tidying the house and putting up more Halloween decorations. All of a sudden the nights have got darker, and we are nearly in the realms of Christmas prep season (November). October has, like every month before it, absolutely flown by in a blur of our holiday to Wales, school and homework, and half term. Every month I say, this month is going to be busy but next month is quieter, and then by the time the next month has come around the calendar is full again. I think I’m…

View Post

As I write this sentence I know that most parents reading this will want to slap me (I’m so sorry) All of my babies slept through the night from a few weeks old. Before you lynch me, please just keep reading. I honestly wish I had a magic formula to explain why but I don’t. Obviously they woke for feeds and dirty nappies but even when teething they didn’t really wake and we had hardly any sleepless nights. Izzie was always a very heavy sleeper, so much so that when she was toilet trained we had to wake her to…

View Post