Now I must apologise as I mention the word ‘Christmas’ in this post *gasps*

I was really excited to receive 4 of the new candles from Yankee Candle festive collection. This collection is called ‘Baby its fun outside and cosy inside’ which is just THE best title for a festive collection. You instantly conjure up images of frolicking in the snow, and cosying up by a roaring fire. The new fragrances are called

Cosy By The Fire          Bundle Up

Winter Glow                  Berry Trifle

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I adore the smell of Yankee Candles and couldn’t wait to open them and have that all important sniff.… Continue reading

Last month I wrote about the new decking my wonderful stepdad had fitted in our garden. Our decking was looking bare, as I just couldn’t decide what to put on it. So when gardens2you got in contact and offered to send me some garden ornaments, I jumped at the chance.

photo 2 (95) offer a vast choice of garden ornaments. Here you will find everything from lighting, to wall art for your garden. I was sent a garden gnome and a gorgeous mosaic lizard. The items came by courier, and I was impressed that I was given a 1 hour slot for delivery.… Continue reading

If you ask my 9 year old who her favourite author is, the answer would be Roald Dahl. She asked for his collection of books last Christmas, and is currently reading her way through them. When I told her that McDonald’s would be featuring the Roald Dahl books in their Happy Meals, she was over the moon.

2 of the books which will be making an appearance in the Happy Meals

2 of the books which will be making an appearance in the Happy Meals

Both of my children have always enjoyed reading, and we started to read to them from when they were tiny babies. My husband took on the role of ‘chief storyteller’ as they became toddlers, as Daddies funny voices were SO much better than Mummies. … Continue reading

I can’t believe I am only just sitting down to write this post on the 9th October. Since the kids went back to school, life just seems to be so busy. Which I know is a good thing, as that means its not long till Christmas. Are we allowed to mention the C word in October ? Anyway, here are my 10 awesome moments during September.

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1)  I went on a girls weekend away. I think we were all on Summer Holiday burn out, and we took full advantage of the hot tub on the decking. We chatted into the early hours, drank Prosecco, and ate lots of gorgeous food.… Continue reading

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.

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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