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…

Review: Solent Hotel and Spa with Caudalie

This week I had the privilege and joy of extending my Bank Holiday weekend by an extra day, because on Tuesday I was invited to the Solent Hotel for a spa day. There is nothing I enjoy more than a day being pampered, lounging around in a fluffy gown and chatting with friends. If you include a Caudalie facial and…

Sunday Scrapbook – Princesses and Circus Extreme

This week has flown by right? I know it was a shorter week but at this rate it’ll be Summer before we know it! I feel like I’ve barely seen the kids during the week, as I got away with not doing a school run till Friday this week! I was working in Brighton and London on Wednesday and Thursday…

Children’s passports: what you need to know

Children’s passports: what you need to know A child’s first passport and any renewal after that will cost £49 if you apply online, or £58.50 to apply with a form from the Post Office. I seem to remember needing to practically be able to trace my family tree back seventeen generations when we applied for our kids’ passports in advance…