In complete contrast to our trip to Center Parcs last year where we had 4 days of basking in a heatwave, this year our visit to Woburn was rain, rain and more rain. This was our second year of visiting Center Parcs Woburn, and taking advantage of the shorter mid-week breaks they seem to offer in June.

Center Parcs in the rain

We paid £199 for a 3 bedroom lodge for 2 nights, from Monday to Wednesday. At that price I was just happy to be returning to Center Parcs for our 16th visit, and over those visits we have seen every kind of weather … Continue reading

The 15th May is when we celebrated being together for 20 years, and the day we went on our crazy adventure. Rewind to a month before, and I was racking my brains as to how we could celebrate. The husband had booked the day off work, and it was my job to think of something that would encapsulate our 20 years together. And of course travel has always been at the forefront of our relationship, so how about going to Amsterdam FOR THE DAY.

Amsterdam Canals

Flying to Amsterdam with easyJet

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Oh May, one of my favourite months of the year, and you did not disappoint. It has been a fantastic month, which started off with Blog On. A chance to spend the day with old and new friends at this popular blogging conference, at Hotel Football in Manchester. We also celebrated 18 years of marriage, and 3 days later another anniversary, 20 years since we met. And where do you go to celebrate such an occasion…. Amsterdam FOR THE DAY.

Amsterdam for the day

Read

I have kept to my aim of reading 2 books a month. A Stranger in the House is by … Continue reading

Applying for a mortgage – Things you must consider

If you’re thinking of applying for a mortgage, there are a number of factors you must take into consideration beforehand, the main thing being your finances. You will need to get your finances in order before you get started with speaking to lenders. This is imperative, and there are a number of other things to consider before you make a start on this process.

Applying for a mortgage

Save for your deposit

Simply put, the larger your deposit, the better the rate you could get on your mortgage. You will also have access to a … Continue reading

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We love our holidays and nothing beats that anticipation of your next trip away. But before you can truly relax with a cocktail in hand, there is plenty of booking and preparing for your next holiday. I love all the organisation of a holiday, and I have lists upon lists to help me. So I thought I would share a few things that work for me, prior to booking the holiday, and what works after, when you have that all important countdown to look forward to.

easyJet flight

Make sure your passports are in-date 

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Many home-owners do not know the worth of boiler cover plans, until their boiler breaks down during a chilly season. They then think whether it is worth paying for boiler repair or not? Yes! They do not know the potential benefits of the boiler breakdown cover. The regular annual service not only improves the functionality of the boiler, but it enhances the lifespan of the appliance. Nevertheless, one should get the boiler cover plan from companies like Corgi HomePlan Boiler Insurance to avoid the unwanted situation.

What is boiler breakdown cover ?

Boiler breakdown cover is an insurance plan given … Continue reading

You may wonder why we keep on returning to the same hotel. The World is vast, with an abundance of beautiful locations, stunning hotels, and cities to explore. And whilst we love to to visit new places, the pull of Ikos Olivia is too hard to ignore. We first visited this luxury 5* hotel back in 2016, and after going to Mexico last year, I was ready to return to my little slice of heaven.

Ikos Olivia Deluxe Pool

Where is Ikos Olivia and how do you get there

Ikos Olivia is in the beautiful Halkidiki region on mainland Greece, and you … Continue reading

Materialistic gratification can only last so long, as new things will lose their shine and interest. There are some things we shouldn’t spend so much money on, and instead of buying items that will eventually be obsolete, spending it on something that will make lasting memories is far more valuable. When you’re about to spend a fortune on a “popular” toy or piece of new technology, think about what is important.

How to invest in memories

Education

There is nothing in the world that can compare to the feeling of starting to understand another language, without having to think about it. While some language classes Continue reading

Looking back at my March and April goals, I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t complete more of them. But that thing called life got in the way, and my priorities were pulled in a different direction. We also had the small matter of our holiday in April, and I certainly didn’t think of any goals whilst I was sipping a cocktail on the beach in Greece.

March and April Goals - What I achieved this month

Blogging goals

Continue attending the Working Wednesday group – I absolutely love attending this small group in Chester, and every two weeks I get the chance to work alongside a few Continue reading

As with any kind of interest or profession, improving your skills and understanding could be the way forward for a promotion. It’s also giving you a better position to be in for helping your clients and customers. Relief care is a growing part of the health industry, as now more and more people are taking chiropractic services and massage therapy much more seriously.

Relief Care

These services used to just be an add-on or an extra, in fact even right now they are not part of the NHS care system. There is no massage service that the NHS has for stress relief … Continue reading