During February half term, we were invited to spend 4 nights at Sandybrook Park. The luxury lodge park is located just outside the small market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, and took us just 90 minutes to drive from our home in Cheshire. We checked in at 4pm, and we’re handed an information folder, our keys to our lodge, and also a complimentary pint of milk. What a lovely touch from Sandybrook.

Hot tub at Sandybrook Park

Sandybrook Park – 3 bedroom Classic Vogue Lodge with Hot tub

We quickly found our lodge (number 26), and we were soon inside exploring our home for the … Continue reading

Staying healthy on your holidays 

Holidays are a time for relaxation and fun. The problem is that you will often be tempted to overindulge in both food and drink, and that could end up making you ill. There are other reasons you could become unwell. Things like water or ear infections, or local products that do not agree with you, and upset your stomach can all cause issues.

Staying healthy on your holidays

If you want to stay healthy while you are away, these few tips might help you to achieve that.

Watch The Alcohol Intake

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First-time buyers guide to no deposit mortgages

Getting on the property ladder can be difficult, especially for young buyers attempting to buy their own home. Many people can’t afford to pay a large sum of money for a deposit, leaving them renting when they’d much rather own their own home. Don’t panic if you’re unable to buy with a regular mortgage, there are options for you, including the deposit-less type known as a 100 per cent mortgage. Not sure where to get started? Follow this quick guide to no deposit mortgages.

First-time buyers guide to no deposit mortgages

Is it possible ?

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Half term and hot tubs

Well that’s a wrap on our February half term, and the kids are back at school and 6th form tomorrow. It seems strange that the majority of the UK are just beginning their half term break, as we are going back. But the upside to a different half term is going away, and it being really quiet. If you follow me on social media, you will know that we were invited to spend 4 nights at Sandybrook Luxury Lodges in the Peak District. I have written a full review of our stay here, and below … Continue reading

It’s something that we can all go through at some point in our life, and we can wonder whether it’s even worth it or not. If we’ve had yet another weekend marred by arguments, and you and your partner not talking to each other all day, but you’ve still got to work together for the sake of the children. You do wonder if the relationship is worth it at all, and if you’d be better off with the two of you separating, and taking on co-parenting duties.

How much should you try and make a relationship work for the kids

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Instilling good study habits early on

When it comes to studying for exams, good study habits often have to be learnt. No matter what age your child is, or at what stage of school they are at, it’s never too late to start getting into good study habits. Then when the important exams come around, it will be second nature to them. My teenager took 24 exams last summer, so it was important for us to ensure he had good study habits. 

Instilling good study habits early on

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February Goals

I really enjoyed writing down and being accountable for my goals last month, and even though I didn’t tick everything off the list, I was pleased with what I managed to do. February is usually a much quieter month than January, so I’m hoping I will really get stuck into my goals this month.

What I am focusing on this month - February Goals

Blogging goals

Buy my ticket for the Blog on conference in May

Pitch to 10 brands or PR companies

Say yes to more things and push myself out of my comfort zone

SEO and update 10 old blog posts

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A night away by myself and watching the snow fall

Last week was one of those weeks that started off really good, then went downhill in the middle, and thankfully picked up again in time for the weekend. But I guess that’s family life, and you never know what the week will throw at you. Here is a little glimpse into the past 7 days.

A night away by myself and watching the snow fall

A night away by myself

This is something that I have dreamed of doing for years, and last Monday I finally did it. NO kids, NO husband, just me, my book, pampering products, and those … Continue reading

How to make the most of your weekends

Our weekends are so precious. We get all of this wonderful time together, yet it’s so easy to squander it away and then find yourself back at Monday morning again. So let’s take a look at what you can do to make the most of your weekends.

Wake up early

The first part of this is so important, it can really determine the outcome of your weekend. If you’re laying in bed wasting precious time, it might take you longer to get up and get going. Then you may feel as if … Continue reading

January goals – What I achieved this month

The end of January, and I must admit I am always sad saying goodbye to the first month of the year. January is one of my favourite months, and this year has been no exception. We have celebrated 2 birthdays, I have been on a lovely spa day with my husband, enjoyed meals out with friends and family, and had lots of fun this month.

January Goals - What I achieved this month

Though the downside is, I have not completed as many goals as I wanted to. I forgot how busy January is for us, though I am … Continue reading