Bath has been on my travel list for years, and last week I finally got the chance to visit this historic city. It was our first trip to Bath as a family, and whilst we were looking forward to exploring a new city, we also wanted to relax. As the kids are getting older they both need their own space on holiday, so I booked a 3 bedroom lodge at Bath Mill Lodge Retreat, which is about a 15 minute drive from the centre of Bath.

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I will be writing more about Bath Mill in the next few days, but wow what a stunning place to stay.… Continue reading

I am writing this week’s Little Loves post a little hungover, after enjoying a few gins with friends last night. It’s the end of our half term and what a fabulous week it has been.

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Lots of information on Bath. As it was our first time in this beautiful city, we gathered up lots of leaflets to plan our days. We had fun exploring the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and a fabulous bus tour around the city.

Bath Leaflets

Bath Abbey

Roman Baths - Bath

The Weir in Bath

Watched

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Hmmmm not my type of film, but the husband and kids seemed to enjoy it.

Miss Peregrine home for peculiar children

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Ah sorry to use it again, but it has to be memories.… Continue reading

It’s been 2 weeks since I last joined in with Little Loves, and last weekend was all about the little lady heading off to Scout Camp in Bangor. This meant that I got to enjoy some much needed time with the husband, and what better way than enjoying Sunday lunch together followed by a walk.

Sunday Lunch

Runcorn BridgeRead

I started this a few weeks ago, and feels a little strange reading a Christmas book in February.

It must have been the mistletoe

Watched

Whilst Katie was at Scout camp we introduced the teen to The Hangover films. I LOVE the films, which I suspect has something to do with Bradley Cooper looking mighty fine in them.… Continue reading

One of the things we vowed to do this year was to mix up our meals and change our cooking habits. I don’t mean having breakfast at dinner time, though I am partial to a bowl of cereal around 9pm. As I shop online I tend to just buy the same products each week, and had got into a rut of cooking the same meals. I was bored cooking them, and the kids were bored of eating them. So when I was given the opportunity to try HelloFresh, it couldn’t have come at a better time for us.

Hello Fresh Family Box

HelloFresh is a recipe box service which gets delivered to your home.… Continue reading

It’s been a few months since I joined in with Julia’s challenge of showcasing 5 things under £5. Of course last month was all about the sales, and I bagged a few bargains. Plus I discovered how fantastic the home section is in Primark, and more importantly how cheap it is. So here are my top 5, and please do pop over to Rainbeaubelle to see what everybody else has been buying.

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Everybody needs a pineapple in their life, right. My daughter spotted this in the clearance section at TK Maxx, and she just knew that I would buy it at the bargain price of £5.… Continue reading

When I look back at 2016 and our year of travel, I love how many adventures we managed to fit in. Some trips were taken just me and the husband (ah blissful lie ins and child free times). Some were with girlfriends, where there was lots of chatter and far too much gin. But the majority were me, the husband and the kids. With Morgan turning 15 this year, I am under no illusion we are on borrowed time with family holidays. And whilst on one hand that makes me sad, it also makes me determined to pack as much travel and adventure in as we can.… Continue reading

I nearly wasn’t going to write this Little Loves post as I have been really poorly this week. But I suppose that’s what Little Loves is all about, remembering the little things that have happened in amongst the ordinary. The ordinary either being in bed or on the sofa. So here are some of the little things that have made me smile amongst the illness. I apologise now for the lack of photos.

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One advantage of being poorly is that not only have I picked up a book, I managed to finish it too. I read Caroline Flack’s autobiography, which was the perfect book to read in between naps.… Continue reading

I usually post about my Little Loves once a fortnight, but this week has been a whirl of fun and crazy times. We celebrated 2 birthdays in the Williams’ house, and this week has been filled with fun, presents and of course birthday cake.

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Birthday presents

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I got lots of lovely books for my birthday, but typically have not managed to pick one up yet. I think I will start with the wonderful Hurrah for Gin, as I fancy giggling myself to sleep every night. I did read LOTS of birthday cards, and when your daughter’s birthday is 3 days after yours, the cards get regulated to the side table.… Continue reading

Katie is in her final year at primary school, which can only mean one thing…….. SATS. It seems that the minute they start year 6, working towards the SATS is very much part of the curriculum.  Thankfully Katie is fully embracing the SATS tests which will be happening in May, and enjoys going to her SATS Booster club on a Wednesday. She also loves quizzes (she gets her competitive streak from her dad), so combining SATS with fun things to do is a win win for her.Sats

This is where Education Quizzes comes in. A website that offers fun, yet educational quizzes written by teachers.… Continue reading

I love to celebrate my birthday, and on Sunday we visited Chester to indulge in some shopping, eating and of course a birthday cocktail or two.  Chester has an abundance of eating places in the city, and Hickorys was top of my list for a celebration. Husband and I had previously visited Hickorys back in February, and since then we had been desperate to take the kids. And we were not only celebrating my birthday, but it was Katies in a few days time.

Mojito Cocktail

Hickorys has a fantastic spot by the river, and as soon as you enter you get caught up in the lively atmosphere.… Continue reading