Keen kids shoes review

Keen Kids Shoes Review

[Gifted shoes in exchange for a review] I am always on the lookout for shoes that are both comfortable and supportive for the kids, and at this time of year being breathable is a big bonus. The kids have been putting a pair of Keen shoes through their paces for a couple of weeks now and both really like them!…

How busy are your roads?

[Post written by me, in partnership with TomTom] How busy are your roads? …Find out with the TomTom Traffic Index! I actually really love driving, especially when it’s country roads and to new places. Driving around Brighton isn’t as much fun as there is so much traffic and a lot of hazards in the form of crazy pedestrians that leap…

The most magical wizard spells and their meaning

[This is a collaborative post] A huge part of the Harry Potter appeal is the amazing spells the students and teachers of Hogwarts perform on a daily basis, but some are a little more special than the others. From banishing soul-sucking demons to transforming fears into follies, there’s a spell for everything in the wizarding world. If you’re planning a…

Athena at six

Sunday Scrapbook – Turning 6 and a few more things

Athena had her sixth birthday this week on Thursday. She’s really starting to grow up and it’s a bit sad! Of course she was at school on her birthday but luckily for her it was ‘sports week’ so she was at least in her own clothes for the day, plus an ‘I’m Six’ badge naturally! After school I took Athena…

Condor Ferry Review

Condor Ferries, Poole to Jersey

We travelled to and from Jersey last week on the Liberation, one of the Condor Ferries [we were provided with our tickets in exchange for this review]. We left from Poole and sailed to St Helier in Jersey which took about four and a half hours. There is a discount code at the end of the post if you’re looking…

Merton Hotel Jersey review

Merton Hotel Jersey, Channel Islands Review

During our trip to Jersey, we stayed at the Merton Hotel [accommodation in exchange for this review], which took under ten minutes to drive to from the ferry port. It’s a large hotel with plenty of things on offer for guests. In fact it’s more like a resort than a hotel, including the aquadome located just over the road which…

#TheIslandBreak Jersey

Travel: Jersey, Channel Islands with Kids #TheIslandBreak

Ad- Press trip. On Sunday we arrived home from a wonderful stay on the Island of Jersey. It really felt like we’d been in another country for a few days, despite being able to use our own car, not bother with changing currency and driving on the left side of the road. Jersey is one of the Channel Islands and…

me and mine may 19

Me and Mine May 2019

Our family photo for May was taken last weekend, at a castle! It’s a lovely memory of a very-fun-filled day where we packed SO much into one day and made some amazing memories. Sam started his new job this week, after a month of temping at various places as although he got the job at the start of April his…

father and kids

Scrapbook Loves May 2019

I feel like I say this every month but this one SHOT by, I think because of the bank holidays, short weeks and school holidays – plus us going away twice, once to Jersey and a weekend with friends and BAM it’s practically June! Here’s what I’ve been enjoying this month… Read All these books had a female protagonist, and…

Portelet Bay, Jersey Channel Islands

Sunday Scrapbook – Time flies & Island holidays

We’re currently away on holiday, having a lovely time and getting a little bit sunburnt! The past couple of weeks flew by, and I didn’t manage to get a ‘scrapbook’ post up last weekend either. Time always seems to fly on the countdown to a holiday when you have a hundred and one things to do, and then when you…

Review: The Swallows Return Pub, Sussex

The Swallows Return is a country pub in a gorgeous converted barn just outside Worthing. We’ve done a fair few restaurant reviews but this is definitely the closest to home for us! The restaurant has been fully refurbished recently and has a cosy vibe with touches of local history dotted around on the walls. The barn is an ‘L’ shaped…

Athena and Arlo May 2019

What a beautiful few weeks it’s been since my last ‘Siblings‘ post! I’ve taken quite a lot of pictures of these two, especially over our long weekend in Norfolk for Easter – which is where this photo in the rapeseed field was taken. I know some people HATE lens flares but I think they’re awesome, and I purposefully have the…