The month of October can mean only one thing….. Halloween is just around the corner. Every year we take the children to a Halloween event, and this year we are super excited about going to The Crocky Horror Show.

The Crocky Horror Show can be found at the Crocky Trail, which is a fantastic outdoor adventure park located in Chester. You can read our review here about our visit in May.

Crocky Horror Show

The Crocky Horror Show will include


The actual trail will be full of live actors and terrifying sets and props. You will also get the chance to see stunt riders performing their Wall of Death stunt show.… Continue reading



This photo is from our last trip to Disneyworld back in 2013.

I love it as you get a glimpse of the famous castle in the background.

There is also a lack of people in the picture.

A small tip, if you want to get those elusive pictures infront of the castle, with nobody else in them, book a breakfast reservation at The Magic Kingdom before the park opens to the public.

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This pretty sums up the last 2 weeks for me. The good, the bad and the downright bloody expensive. The past fortnight has been stressful, with a catalogue of things going wrong. But in between the stress there has been some really great times.

First bad thing was the broken heating. Why does the heating break the minute you turn it back on after its summer break ? Thankfully it was fixed quickly by my close friends husband. Cost of £9 for a part on EBay, and the price of a meal to say thank you. So not actually as bad as we first thought.… Continue reading

I have recently returned from a girls weekend to The Hollies which is in the heart of Cheshire. The Hollies is a small collection of deluxe lodges, which all have their own private hot tub. I have had my eye on a lodge stay here since they were first built, and finally I got to experience the luxurious lodges. The emphasis here is definitely relaxation in decadent surroundings. I have stayed in a fair few lodges over the years, and this is definitely up there with the best.

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We decided to book The Grand Fir which promised us ‘a sense of serenity and relaxation’.… Continue reading

You know when you have a really good night out and you are still giggling about it days later. Well that’s me at the moment. The reason for this is Chris Ramsey. Chris Ramsey is a fantastic stand up comedian, and he has just started his new tour this week. The opening night was in our home town, and the second the tickets went on sale I was there, bagging 2 seats on the front row. I know…… the dreaded front row. We had sat at the front before, so I was willing to take a chance again.

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His show this year is called ‘All growed up’.… Continue reading

I have been a mum of a teenager for 5 weeks now. The transition from tween to teen has happened, and I am still standing. I know its such a cliché, but the last 13 years really have gone in a blink of an eye. Whilst the baby years, toddler years and the primary school years are really important, the teenage years will really shape the man he will become. A MAN. How hard is it to think about your children becoming adults. Letting them loose into the world, thinking and doing things on their own 2 feet.

From tween to teen

From tween to teen

Lately I have been thinking about the future for him.… Continue reading

When we were asked to review Strand Bands recently, I knew this would be perfect for my 9 year old daughter. The Strand Bands set comes complete with charms and stretchy bands. These can then be used to create bracelets, rings or even Barbie necklaces using the Strand Styler included.

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We set aside an evening after school to get creative with the Strand Bands. Once all the products are removed from the box, you are faced with the instructions. I found the instructions to be totally confusing at 41, so I have no idea how a 6 year old would follow them.… Continue reading

I have spent the last few weeks glued to the Easyjet app, waiting patiently for their next batch of flights to be released. Upon returning from Majorca back in April, I was looking at flights for April 2016. I was in shock that the flights were only £300 for all of us to fly with Monarch. The only sticking point was, we would fly back on the day the kids returned back to school. After umming and ahhing I went back on to view the flights and nearly fainted when the price was over £900. I could have cried sat at the laptop that day.… Continue reading