I can’t believe it will be the 1st May on Sunday and this can only mean one thing…….. BLOG ON.  This will be my 2nd year of attending Blog On in Manchester. I blogged last year about my first blogging conference, and this year I am so excited for attending the different sessions, meeting up with old and new blogging friends and eating cake…..Oh YES lots of cake.

The lovely Kara from Chelsea Mamma is hosting the Great Big Blog on Ice Breaker linky, so we can all get to know each other a little better before Sunday. So here we go……..… Continue reading

It’s quite rare that we will all sit down and watch a show on TV that catches all our attention. But one TV programme that has us giggling along together is SpongeBob SquarePants. I remember watching SpongeBob for the fist time when we visited America. We would all come back to our hotel room after a busy day around the theme parks, climb into bed and watch a few episodes of the crazy yellow sponge.  And you can’t help but love a show where the characters live in Bikini Bottom, and dine at the Krusty Krab.

SpongeBob Squarepants

Since getting NOW TV we have all rediscovered our love for SpongeBob. … Continue reading

I am one of those strange people that LOVE admin. The minute the kids are back from school, I am rifling through their bags for any letters.  Yes I am one of those annoying people who read, sign and put the letters back in the school bags the same night. But lately the letters seem to be arriving by email. Which is obviously a good thing, as I dread to think how much it costs a school to print out nearly 200 letters.

It’s not just the school letters that arrive in my inbox. Letters from the various clubs the kids attend are also sent by email. … Continue reading

Whilst I love all of the seasons for very different reasons, there is something about Spring that makes me smile. The lighter evenings, the blossom appearing on the trees, and if we are lucky the sun making an appearance. After gaining inspiration from other bloggers, I like to use the seasons as a way of styling my home.  Of course we all style our home in the Winter season by putting up the Christmas tree. Now that Winter has gone, I am looking forward to filling our home with beautiful Spring colours, and I have picked out some of the items I have my eye on.… Continue reading

Ikos Olivia

When I booked our annual holiday abroad back in September, I knew Ikos Olivia was going to be amazing. I had read every trip advisor report and countless blog posts, and had fallen in love with the hotel even before we got there. I wrote a post here about what we were looking forward to at Ikos Olivia.  Fast forward to the 4th April, just 4 days after the hotel reopened for its 2016 season, and we were on our Easyjet plane heading to Greece. From the minute you arrive at Thessaloniki airport, you are treated to the most amazing service that went above and beyond our expectations.… Continue reading

Despite me saying that I was going to link up with Little Loves every Friday, I have totally failed for the past 6 weeks. I love reading the Little Loves posts, so I am going to try and join in again as much as I can.

Ikos Olivia Grounds

We returned from our amazing holiday on Monday, and thankfully the kids are still off until next week. We went to Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki in Greece, and over the next week I will be sharing our adventures from this truly amazing resort. Since coming back Katie has had an exciting week. She was very lucky to see 2 of her favourite bands at the Liverpool Echo Arena.… Continue reading

After recently redecorating our playroom, it has made us think about improving other rooms in our home. Whilst our playroom is all shiny and new (and still being kept tidy thanks to all the storage in there), other rooms are looking a little unloved. We have lived in our house for over 15 years, and whilst I do get the urge to move from time to time, I know we would be silly too. We have a nice family home, less than 10 years left on our mortgage and my mum lives 5 minutes away (handy for babysitting duties).

When we moved into our home it had been empty for 18 months.… Continue reading

5 years ago on the 1st April 2011, we took our ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to Florida to visit Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. This trip seems to be at the forefront of my mind as I keep thinking ‘this time 5 years ago’ thanks to my timehop app. Plus I know  3 people who are currently in Florida at the moment. I have talked here about our past trips, yes I did say TRIPS. After our ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday we went back the following year, and then again the year after.  Our first trip gave us so many amazing memories, and I wanted to share with you 10 pictures that make me smile.… Continue reading

Num Noms are a brand new product which launch in the UK this week. My 10 year old was VERY excited to be sent this brightly coloured packet of Num Noms to play with. So what exactly are they ?

Num Noms

First you will need a Num which will be in the form of a cupcake or ice cream. We had a packet which contained cupcakes.

Next you need to add a Nom which will either be motorised or a lip gloss. We had a deep pink motorised Nom.

Then add a cup or cone and have fun creating your own wacky flavour combinations

Num Noms

Num Noms

We received the Triple Berry Cupcake pack from Series 1 which contained the items below.… Continue reading

The other evening when the husband and teen were at the cinema, the 10 year old and I were getting excited about our forthcoming Little Mix concert. I was tested on the names of the band members (Perrie, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Jesy incase you were wondering) and how many songs I actually knew. Daughter rolled her eyes in disgust as I could only name 2 of their songs, and I was promptly given a Little Mix lesson. Just what you need on Good Friday.

Little Mix

She has all of the songs on her iPad and she was soon dancing around the living room to the Little Mix tunes.… Continue reading