Organised as ever I find myself writing my Little Loves post at 11.40pm on a Thursday night. You would think I would be more prepared considering I only link up once a fortnight. The past 2 weeks have been busy but lots of fun. We took the long trip down to South Wales for a wedding, and the other evening husband and I had a night out to watch Girl on the Train. And I am so proud that the teen graded in karate to his brown/black belt. In just 6 short months he could become a black belt if he works really hard.… Continue reading

I’m not sure what it is about October, but my brain seems to fast forward to Christmas. After being presented with the kid’s Christmas lists at the weekend, I decided it was time to start the serious business of Christmas shopping. Being a typical teenager Morgan’s list consists of PlayStation games, PlayStation vouchers and PlayStation magazines. I wanted to add some non PlayStation gifts to his list, something that would be cool and captivating to a 14 year old boy. And this is where the Book of Everyone comes in.

The book of everyone

The Book of Everyone is a 50 page personalised book, which can be ordered in deluxe, hardback, paperback and digital versions.… Continue reading

With October half term approaching fast, wondering how to fill our days are at the front of my mind. The thing with October is you can never guarantee the weather. Some days have a typical Autumnal feel to them with a chill in the air. Whilst other days have us peeling our coats off in the Autumn sunshine. I like to fill our days with a mixture of outside adventures, plus some cosy indoor activities, and what better way than heading to the theatre this October.

Railway Children

For 2 days during half term you can catch the brand new adaption of The Railway children, at The Epstein Theatre in the heart of Liverpool.… Continue reading

A few weeks ago, I was invited to spend the evening with a fantastic group of bloggers at a Hotter Shoe event. Now before I tell you a little bit about Hotter shoes, I wanted to let you in on a secret. I really dislike buying shoes. Yes I am not your typical woman who gazes adoringly at pretty shoes in shop windows, or has a wardrobe full of the latest styles. Shoes for me are items that go on your feet and get you from A to B.

The Hotter bus

This all stems from my childhood, as my feet differed by a whole shoe size.… Continue reading

Since I last joined in with Little Loves 2 weeks ago, I have been on a girls weekend to Birmingham. I went with 2 of my closest friends and we chatted, laughed, ate and drank, and it was the perfect break away. This is what else I have been up to over the past fortnight.


Absolutely nothing unless you count reading menus. The past few weeks have been a whirl of going out for meals with girlfriends, the family and a few date nights with the husband.

Handmade Burger Co


I have had 2 nights out this week. On Tuesday I went to watch Bridget Jones with friends, which is the perfect film to watch with your girlfriends.… Continue reading

The summer holidays are fast becoming a distant memory, and now that we are in Autumn it means it is perfectly acceptable to start mentioning Christmas. I *may* have even started to buy a few presents. But Christmas is not just about giving and receiving  presents, stuffing ourselves full of chocolate and drinking sherry. It’s a chance to get together with family and friends, and enjoy the many Christmas attractions that happen each year.

Winter Wonderland Manchester

For the past 2 years we have visited Winter Wonderland in Manchester, which is the biggest indoor Christmas attraction located at Event City (next to the Trafford Centre).… Continue reading

I recently went away with 2 of my closest friends, for a much needed girlie weekend away to Birmingham. We chose the city as we wanted somewhere easily accessible by train, and being 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Cheshire, Birmingham seemed the perfect place.

Welcome to Birmingham

After a stressful morning which involved daughter having a huge nose bleed, we were on the 8.52am train. My stress soon disappeared once we were on the move, and the journey passed quickly due to us chatting non stop. We arrived into New Street Station just before 10.30am, and wow what a station. It has the fantastic Grand Central which overlooks the station.… Continue reading

My mum recently celebrated a very special birthday, and as a surprise I booked afternoon tea at Nunsmere Hall Hotel.  The hotel is situated in the heart of Cheshire, and despite driving past many times we had never visited before.  As soon as you enter the grounds of Nunsmere, you know you are somewhere special.

Nunsmere Hall Hotel

Being surrounded by a lake on 3 sides, it really does feel that you have escaped to somewhere magical. You can’t help but gaze at the stunning building and gardens, and once inside I felt like I had stepped into Downton Abbey. We were greeted by the most charming doorman, who showed us into the lounge area where our afternoon tea would be served.… Continue reading

Another 2 weeks has passed since I last shared our Little Loves and phew, what a busy but fantastic fortnight it has been. Here are some of the things we have been up to.


I have finally finished my book, The Secrets to Happiness, and was another great read from Lucy Diamond. I can’t wait to start reading Summer at Shell Cottage.

Lucy Diamond Books


As part of my mum’s 70th birthday celebrations, we watched Cirque Du Soleil in Manchester on Wednesday night. It was my first time watching a Cirque show, and WOW what an evening. Amaluna was breathtaking and mesmerizing from start to finish, and Katie was captivated by all the stunning costumes.… Continue reading

The feeling of pure relaxation.

The feeling of never wanting to leave.

The feeling of being surrounded by forest and nature.

The feeling of sinking into your hot tub at the end of the day.

Our feelings of our recent relaxing weekend break to Forest Holidays.



Ever since we visited Forest Holidays last summer, we have all been desperate to return. The summer holidays were ticking along nicely. We had enjoyed days out, meeting up with friends, and a couple of overnight breaks away. It had been busy and fun. But towards the end of the holidays, we I just wanted to get away for a relaxing break.… Continue reading