Well that half term seemed to go in a blink of an eye. I think we had a good mixture of ‘doing days’ and ‘chilling days’. Here is what The Williams got up to

Friday – This was the day the kids broke up, and I had a lovely get together with 3 friends. Wine was consumed together with laughter and chatter.

Saturday – Hubby, daughter and I headed to Chester Zoo. The tween stayed behind as he wanted to go to his media course, which my mum took him too. Had a lovely day wandering around the zoo. In the night time hubby cooked a Valentines meal complete with champagne.… Continue reading

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At the weekend we decided to go to Chester Zoo. We are only 20 minutes away, but hadn’t been for around 5 years. I booked the tickets online, and for myself, husband and daughter we paid £45.00. Our tickets gave us the option to fast track at the entrance, and they were also valid until April. This is a great idea for eventualities such as sick children or the great British weather letting us down.

Chester Zoo is signposted from the M56, and is only 5 minutes from the motorway. Parking was well organised, and we were quickly through the gate, thanks to our fast track tickets.… Continue reading

Cottons Hotel in Knutsford

Cottons Hotel in Knutsford

Something miraculous happened back in December….. I WON a twitter competition. My prize was a 3 course Sunday lunch for 2, at the gorgeous Cottons Hotel in Knutsford. I had stayed at Cottons back in June for a girlie night away, and loved the hotel. I knew my hubby would love it as much as me, and we decided to book for the 15th February as a late valentines meal.

Cottons Hotel is part of the Shire Hotel chain, and is situated just outside the gorgeous market town of Knutsford. We were booked in at 1pm, and we were seated at a lovely table in the window. … Continue reading

images (11)For my birthday in January my lovely husband surprised me with a night away. He even booked my mum in to have the kids ! So last Friday we headed to the Doubletree Hotel in Chester, 20 minutes from where we live. We had been to the Doubletree twice before to use the spa facilities but never stayed over. First thing I loved about the hotel is warm cookies at check in. How ace is that. We were directed to our room on the ground floor and I was met with this

Oliver Suite at the Doubletree Chester

Oliver Suite at the Doubletree Chester

Top brownie points awarded to the husband.… Continue reading

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I must admit I was really sad to say goodbye to January. Now I know most people dislike the first month of the year. Long dark miserable days, an eternity to pay day, and yearning for a large glass of wine if partaking in dry January. Having 50% of The Williams birthdays happening in January, it’s never going to be dull. I thought it would be nice to do a post at the end of each month, to look back at what we did. So here are my 10 reasons why January was awesome.

1) At the stroke of midnight on January 1st I was in an ACTUAL pub, dressed up for New Years Eve, complete with friends and gin.… Continue reading

I was recently asked to review a radiator cover, which would transform the plain boring white one in my daughters bedroom. I like the idea of hiding radiators, as lets be honest they are not much to look at.  We do have radiator covers in our dining room and hallway, and these are the traditional wooden ones you can get from large DIY stores. Radwraps are completely different.

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For a start they have a HUGE range on their website, which are broken down into categories such as patterns, animals and football teams. You can even upload an image to be used.… Continue reading

All set for her 9th Birthday Party

All set for her 9th Birthday Party


Well its that time on a Sunday evening where we all wonder where did the weekend go ? It has been a great weekend for The Williams. I thought it might be a little depressing as we were at Centerparcs last weekend, but we had 2 fun filled events to keep us smiling. The first one was on Friday evening, where I enjoyed the company of One Direction, Katy Perry and 4 screaming girls ! Actually scrap that, it was a whole theatre of screaming females. AND it wasn’t even the real One Direction, so god knows what the screams would be like if I ever get the misfortune to be at a REAL concert.… Continue reading

Las Iguanas

Last Thursday it was my birthday, and as the husband had booked the day off work we decided to go for lunch. As I can’t possibly go out to eat without using a voucher, I searched the internet for restaurants offering ‘birthday deals’. These can range from a free pudding, free drink or sometimes a main meal. I found Las Iguanas offered a free main meal, and as we were heading to Cheshire Oaks to do some shopping, we decided to eat there. I printed off the voucher and headed off with the husband for a day of fun.

After a few hours of shopping, and husband rolling his eyes as I was taking too long, we decided it was time for lunch.… Continue reading

We have just returned from an awesome weekend at Centerparcs.  As a family we are all avid lovers of the place, and each year takes us back there. I booked this break back in June, but we decided to tell the children on THURSDAY night, when we went out for a meal for my birthday. It was lovely to see them so excited for the weekend ahead. I gave the tween strict instructions to be home from school on time on Friday, quick change out of uniforms and we were on the M6 heading up to Whinfell. A few hours later and we were in our lodge.… Continue reading

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Well seeing as though my last blog post was titled ‘Goodbye 2014’ I thought this one should be ‘Hello 2015’

Sitting on the sofa the other day, whilst eating the dregs of the chocolate box, I decided to do a Bucket List for this coming year. Bucket Lists are really popular, and as I LOVE a good list I set to work. As with our Summer Bucket list, this years list does feature heavily around holidays and days out. You can tell I was the list writer ! So I thought I would share my our list. Some of the things can be done easily such as ordering a house number.… Continue reading