Let’s all cast our minds back to when we had wall to wall sunshine, we lived on ice cream and BBQ food, and our summer clothes had never been worn so much. Coincidentally, the heatwave started just as my teenager finished school for 10 weeks. No revision, no exams and no school, just a summer of fun to look forward to which started with the National Citizen Service (NCS) at the end of June.

NCS

NCS is a Government backed scheme, and is aimed at children aged 16 to 17. Almost half a million teenagers have taken part since NCS launched back in 2011, and Morgan is now included in that number.… Continue reading

I know we have only just entered October, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas Pantomimes. The popular Epstein Theatre in the heart of Liverpool, will be playing host to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from Friday 7th December to Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Panto - The Epstein Theatre

Cast members braved the cold to pose for pictures along The Strand – capturing Liverpool’s beautiful and famous landscape, before heading to The Epstein Theatre where press and VIP’s got a sneak peek at what they can expect this Christmas.

Radio City 2’s Claire Simmo, who stars as the Fairy, hosted the event – and was on hand to introduce her fellow cast members.Continue reading

Marbella… The resort that oozes luxury, million pound yachts, and no doubt has its fair share of beautiful people holidaying there. But Marbella isn’t just a playground for the rich and famous. I know a few people who have holidayed there this year, and it is definitely on my list of places to visit ‘once the kids leave home’. So why is Marbella on my ever growing list of places to visit.

Why I would love to visit Marbella one day

The beaches

Marbella has a very impressive 27km of beaches, with the sea completely safe for swimming in. Many of the beaches have pretty and welcoming beach bars, perfect for that early afternoon cocktail.… Continue reading

At the weekend I was invited to try out the new Cookhouse and Pub, which has recently opened in Northwich. I like to think I am pretty clued up on the pub and restaurant brands of the UK, but Cookhouse and Pub is a new one to me. Part of the Whitbread chain there are currently 8 Cookhouse and Pubs around the UK, and the Northwich site has recently been rebranded from a popular Brewers Fayre pub. Having visited around 12 months ago, I was looking forward to seeing what changes had been made.

Cookhouse and Pub - Northwich

The first thing that struck me upon entering was how welcoming it was, and what a difference the change in interiors had made.… Continue reading

My 12 year old has been dying to get her hands on one of these toys ever since they came out, so she was super excited when Smiggle sent us 2 Squishies to review, and a further 3 to giveaway to my readers. This is the second series in the Squishies range from Smiggle, and there are 8 characters for you to collect.

Smiggle Squishies - Review and Giveaway

As you would expect from Smiggle, the Squishies are bright, fun and a little bit quirky, and Katie chose to test out Bella Strawbeary and Buster Soda Pop. Each character is made of super soft foam, and you can rest assured that the Smiggle Squishies meet the European standard for Toys.… Continue reading

September is one of my favourite months, not just because the kids go back to school and we welcome routine back into our lives, but you get the joy of purchasing shiny new stationery. Being a blogger, I always have a few notebooks on the go, but September is a pretty good excuse to stock up on a few more. And not only do I get the thrill of buying new stationery for myself, but I also get the joy of ‘helping’ the kids buy their things for the new school year.

Stationery essentials for 6th form and college

Now my 12 year old daughter is always organised for her return to school, but the teen boy is slightly different.… Continue reading

Farewell, Summer! We’ve had an amazing Summer and the weather has been very kind to us. But with the seasons seemingly changing overnight, I am ready to dig out my tights and boots, long coats and umbrellas, and bracing ourselves for whatever Autumn has to throw at us. We can get our wardrobes ready, but what about our homes?

Make a statement this Autumn

Getting the house ready for the colder months of the year might seem like a mammoth task, but did you know that you can have fun with it to? Below are some ideas to get your house ready for the next season.… Continue reading

I am a creature of habit, and when it comes to fashion I tend to stick to what I know, and what I feel comfortable in. My staple Autumn outfit will usually be a pair of jeans, comfy jumper, and my trusty boots from Hotter. But after returning from Mexico just under a week ago, I am not quite ready to start living in jeans again. Plus have you ever tried to put your trusty jeans back on, after a week of indulgent eating and drinking in an all-inclusive hotel.

Plus Size Autumn Dresses

So this Autumn I am going to throw caution to the wind, step outside my comfort zone, and order a few dresses that I can wear as the nights get darker and the days get cooler.… Continue reading

Do you ever have certain hotels or holiday destinations you just have to visit ? Well the Moon Palace in Cancun is one of those resorts, and I have waited 17 years to get there. We went on our honeymoon to Mexico back in 2001, and I still have a slight regret we didn’t book the Moon Palace. Don’t get me wrong, we had an amazing honeymoon, but in the back of my mind I knew I had to visit the Moon Palace one day.

The Grand Moon Palace

With the kids getting older, I know our family holidays are very much on borrowed time, so last September I finally booked our flights, and our stay at The Grand Moon Palace.… Continue reading

The back to school adverts are in full swing, and social media is awash with stressed out parents embarking on the dreaded school shoe shopping. Thankfully I have had to be mega organised this year, as we go away right at the end of the summer holidays.

A Smiggle Giveaway

If you still have a to do list as long as your arm, and wondering why they need SO MANY things to return to school, Smiggle has the answer with a Back to School Giveaway.

I was kindly sent some items from their Back to School range, and you have the chance to win them all in my Smiggle Giveaway.… Continue reading