Madagascar the Musical comes to Brighton

Just a quick post to let you know that a very theatrical experience is coming your way, definitely one for fans of singing animals – Madagascar the Musical! This is one of my absolute favourite animated films and I can’t wait to see how it translates to live theatre! I know the kids will love it too, as they love…

6 ways to save and make money this Christmas

Christmas is sneaking up on us, and as we fast approach the beginning of December, many parents will have their minds solely focused on the month ahead and what that may mean for their finances. December is traditionally an expensive month. You have Christmas, of course, but there is everything else that goes along with it. The days out or…

Festive gifts for Wine and Gin lovers!

Christmas is approaching, and like many people, you may have a feeling of rising panic that starts to mount when you think of present buying. What about all those people you need to buy for and how are you going to get them something different and unique this year? Don’t resort to vouchers again. Go old-school and get a really thoughtful…

#christmas at Marwell Zoo, Hampshire. The Christmas experience includes an interactive story, mince pies, crafts and a visit and gift from Father Christmas

Christmas at Marwell 2018

A few days ago we got right into the festive spirit with a trip to Marwell Zoo for their Christmas Experience. It didn’t disappoint and was the perfect way to kick start the Christmas season, though I definitely will not be putting up our decorations until December don’t you worry! Both Athena’s school and Arlo’s preschool have started the countdown…

Travel: Athens in four days

Greece is one of the most popular European destinations on any travellers bucket list, but of course, there are plenty of cities and towns that you can see there – so how are you supposed to decide where to go? Well, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the entire world, and shouldn’t be missed if you’re going to…

Festive gift ideas for Couples & Home

Aunts and Uncles, Your Brother and Sister in law, maybe even your mum and dad – all the gifts I’ve collated here should give you plenty of ideas! I often find it hard to find presents for people who live together especially if i’m more friendly with one over the other.  I’ve put together a few ideas for some inspiration…

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My Tattoos and would I ever get them removed?

I’ve got a fair few tattoos now, I’m not covered in them by any means though. If I was wearing a long sleeved top you probbaly would only see the ones on my fingers, and even then they would be easily covered with rings mostly. But I’m not done yet (sorry Mum!) I already know what my next two tattoos…

Athena & Arlo – November 2018

It’s a short post from me today, as it’s already a day late and I’m also feeling pretty crappy so haven’t got the energy to write much! Plus if I’m honest the kids relationship is still very much love/hate as it always is. Of course always a lot more love than hate but this morning Arlo threw a book at…

Travel: Family holidays are an investment, not a luxury

Do you go on holiday with your children? Is it an annual ‘thing’ that you do as a family, with the excitement building through the year until departure day? Research has shown that if you don’t ringfence downtime to spend holiday time together, you could be missing out big time. Here’s why holidays should be an essential part of your…

Personalised Calendars & Cards with Funky Pigeon & win £25 credit!

I love giving personalised calendars as gifts because it’s something that will be used daily, and is a lovely way to remind the recipient of what you all look like if you don’t see them often! We send them to grand parents, aunts and uncles and sometimes god parents too. For the first time I’ve made a personalised calendar with…

Everyday Us: It’s five O’clock in the morning…

No, not that Lily Allen song but the time Arlo wakes up. Why five am? Who knows? We’ve tried changing various things, putting the heating on lower, higher, earlier, later, going to bed later, earlier, bigger dinner, less drink… nothing changes. He’ll suddenly shout for me, or cry out and when I arrive in his room he’ll say ‘I’m not…

Gift Guide: Inspirational Books for Kids

I love reading books to the kids, and Athena is now starting to try to read books herself- she’s definitely way more interested in the actual story-line these days rather than just looking at the pictures. I’ve put together a bumper selection of amazing books you can add to your kid’s Christmas lists, each one is either inspirational, a bit…