It has been one of those weeks where I have felt a little out of sorts (hello hormones), was unbearably tired and more snappy with the kids. I really should take the advice from my new print below. I am sure normal service will resume soon. It has been a fairly ordinary week getting back to the school run and ferrying kids to clubs. We did have a lovely night out on Saturday night with friends and ended up going for a curry at midnight. It has to be done right…. Here are my Little Loves for this week.



Have read far too much of the booklet that comes with the pack for renewing passports.… Continue reading

We are very excited that we will be attending our very first family festival at the end of May.  Geronimo Festival is back for a second year at Tatton Park in Cheshire, and also has a new venue at Harewood House near Leeds. Tatton Park is less than 30 minutes from where we live, so we will be heading there on Sunday 29th May 2016. Geronimo is also at Tatton Park on the 30th May, and at Harewood House on the 1st and 2nd May 2016.

Geronimo Festival

Geronimo has created a festival that will cater for the whole family. Having a 10 year old and 13 year old, I really struggle for days out that will entertain them both.… Continue reading


A few days ago I posted about what we were looking forward to with NOW TV. I wrote about how Katie, aged 10, has already been hooked on the Nickelodeon channel, as it shows some of her favourite programmes. The channel can be found on the NOW TV entertainment package, and has a great mix of programmes from SpongeBob to The Haunted Hathaways.  Katie has picked out her top 5 Nickelodeon shows which are perfect for tweens.


I have to admit that I often find myself laughing out loud to Sam and Cat, and it is a firm favourite in our house.… Continue reading

Chester Grosvenor Hotel

Last weekend the husband and I had a fantastic break away in a 5* hotel in Chester. We explored, we drank, we ate and we pinched ourselves that we were staying in a 5* hotel, something neither of us had done before. The rest of the week was spent decorating our playroom. And with any DIY project the whole house seems to be up the wall. I am currently sat in the dining room surrounded by a huge Barbie house and LOTS of toys. Hopefully it will all be done by the end of the weekend. Amongst the chaos of last week, here are my little loves.… Continue reading


Now TV

Last week we joined the NOW TV Blog Squad and The Williams family are very excited to be part of it. It has come at just the right time as we cancelled our Sky subscription a few weeks ago. Our viewing habits have changed drastically over the years, and we very rarely watch programmes at the time they are broadcast. Add to this the increase in our subscription, and I decided it was time to cancel it.

We have had the NOW TV Movie package in the past and really enjoyed it. Being part of the Blog Squad we are getting the movie, entertainment and sports package.… Continue reading

After years of being on the ‘DIY to do list’ our playroom is finally getting a makeover. The mint green walls have gone and have been replaced with ‘chic shadow’ grey. The border with pastel animals on has been ripped down, and the brightly coloured storage boxes have gone to a new home. With the kids getting older, we wanted the playroom to be more of a second living room. It will still need to house all of daughter’s toys and dolls she still loves to play with. So I created a Wish List of things I want for our new playroom.… Continue reading

I was recently given the challenge by Superbreak of exploring a city in 48 hours, and I had no hesitation in choosing the historic city of Chester. We live 25 minutes away from this beautiful city, but there is so much that Chester has to offer that we have never experienced. Chester is a city full of variety, from ancient walls to modern and vibrant restaurants. So what did we get up to during our 48 hours.

Where we stayed

The Chester Grosvenor is located right next to the famous Eastgate Clock, and is a luxurious 5* hotel.  You are literally in the heart of the City, but The Grosvenor provides a calm and tranquil place to stay.… Continue reading

This past week has seemed a little hectic and slightly chaotic at times. We have finally started work on the playroom after years of it being on the ‘DIY to do list’.  As the kids are getting older, we plan to have it as a second living space. Yes it will still be filled with the 10 year olds toys, but I have a multitude of Ikea storage units to hide them in. I can’t wait for the walls to be painted in a gorgeous grey colour. Anyway here are my little loves for the past week.

Dulux paint


This week I started reading the Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling.… Continue reading

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The other weekend I was lucky to be whisked off to Carden Park Hotel, which is nestled in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. This was our 3rd visit to the hotel, and I was really excited to be going back as I knew the Spa had been updated since our last visit.

From the moment you turn into Carden Park you know you are somewhere really special, and the first glimpse of the hotel always takes my breathe away. Rooms are either located in the main hotel or in the courtyard outside. We were given directions to our room in the main hotel, but when we got inside I could tell from my husband’s face something was wrong.… Continue reading