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.
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 ?
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
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.
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
Imagine waking up on Easter morning to this delightful display of Eggs. I would love to say this is our Easter breakfast, but this wonderful display of eggs have all been donated to the leisure club where we are members. Every single egg will then go to a local children’s charity for under privileged children. Well done to the members of David Lloyd who have donated over 250 eggs to this worthwhile cause.
Happy Easter everyone and I hope you have a wonderful chocolate filled day.
I was recently given the opportunity to review 2 copies of the new Amazing! magazine which is aimed at children aged 7 plus. Amazing! is not only fun, but also educational as it is based on the National Curriculum. My first thoughts when I opened the brightly coloured envelope was the quality of the magazine. The pages have a luxurious feel due to the thickness and are filled with vibrant colours and pictures.
The subjects covered in each issue are English, Maths, Science, Arts and Humanities. I guess each month covers a particular subject as the 2 magazines we received were ‘Human Body Special’ and an ‘Ancient Rome Special’.… Continue reading
Seems obvious but wear old clothes and trainers or wellies. They WILL get filthy, and on our last visit these shoes ended up in the bin.
Take a change of clothes which includes spare knickers and socks, a towel and also a bin bag for putting the muddy clothes in. There are changing rooms at the Crocky Trail for you to use.
Whilst you can buy snacks from the Crocky Trail such as sausage rolls, chocolate and crisps, you are welcome to bring a picnic.… Continue reading
My favourite time of the day is 9pm. A time when one child is in bed, and the teen is either in his room or watching TV with us. 9pm is the time to turn off the laptop, light a candle and watch a box set. There is nothing better than relaxing in the evening with the husband, chatting about our day and deciding which box set to watch now we have finished The Affair. I was recently sent 2 Yankee Candles which are perfect for the Spring, Fresh Cut Roses and Pink Hibiscus
As soon as you open the lid, the scent of the candles hit you.… Continue reading