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If you live with a small child between the ages of 2 and 10, there is a good chance you have heard of Frozen. In fact not just heard of it but watched it around a million times. You probably know all the words and catch yourself singing the songs in the shower/at the traffic lights.

On Sunday, my daughter and I experienced Frozen on a new level. We went to our local theatre for Frozen sing-a-long. I had got the tickets back in January for my daughters birthday, and she was really excited to spend an evening at the theatre.… Continue reading

Twopence to cross the Mersey

Twopence to cross the Mersey

On Wednesday evening I enjoyed a lovely evening with  my mum. We took the train into Liverpool city centre, and headed to the Epstein Theatre which is a 10 minute walk from Lime Street station. We were off to see Twopence to cross the Mersey, which is a play based on the books by Helen Forrester. I remember reading them about 20 years ago, being captivated by them. So as soon as I saw the play advertised, I knew both myself and my mum would love it.

We were seated upstairs in the circle and had a good view of the stage.… Continue reading


*UPDATED* This book is currently free from 20th July 2015 to 22nd July 2015 and then from 24th July 2015 to 25th July 2015 from Amazon

Hands up who gets a little excited when they get something for free ? I love the word free, and I think this comes from being a SAHM for 7 years. As we only had one wage coming in, it was my job to make our money stretch as far as possible. I returned to work 3 years ago but I still love hunting out freebies. I use the website Latest free stuff every day, and have their app on my iPhone.… Continue reading


Teatox from Slimming Solutions

Teatox from Slimming Solutions

I was recently asked to try a Teatox for 14 days. I had heard about Teatoxing in the media, and thought if it was good enough for celebrities its good enough for me. Teatox is basically a detox but blended with tea and claims to ‘cleanse the body and banish the bloat’. There are many brands of Teatox on the market, and I was sent mine from

You receive 2 packs for your 14 day Teatox. The yellow pack is for daytime and you have this every morning, as soon as you can after waking up.… Continue reading


The other day my 12 year old came home from school and told me one of his friends had got ‘facebook’ for his 13th birthday. I presume he received other gifts, other than being allowed on facebook for the first time. My son laughed and said ‘this is something you would do mum, except facebook is just for old people’. I presume the ‘old people’ remark was referring to me, his 41 year old mum. And yes the kids HAVE moved on from facebook, and moved to Snapchat, Instagram and who knows what else is out there. You see that’s the thing with kids, they have to be one step infront of their parents.… Continue reading

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Well February went in the blink of an eye as it seems to do every year. I loved doing my 10 reasons why January was awesome post, so I am going to continue this and do one at the end of every month. So here are my 10 reasons why February was awesome…..

1) Hubby and I enjoyed a fantastic Sunday lunch at the gorgeous Cottons Hotel in Knutsford. The 3 course meal was courtesy of a Twitter competition I won back in December.

2) We enjoyed a day out at Chester Zoo. Even though we only live 20 minutes away, we hadn’t visited for around 4 years.… Continue reading

As regular readers of my blog will know, we love going out for family days out. These include theme parks, the beach, the zoo, waterparks or a simple trip to the park. However back in October we encountered a different day out, a day out which saw us covered in mud, LOTS of mud.

Myself, my best friend and our 4 children went to Manley Mere which is just outside Chester. Now I had been to Manley Mere a few times, and enjoyed a nice leisurely stroll around the lake followed, by a nice cup of coffee. But this time would be different.… Continue reading

Our 'free' Starbucks

Our ‘free’ Starbucks

Amazon Local is currently offering a voucher for either a FREE bakery item or a FREE kid’s hot chocolate when purchasing an Espresso drink at Starbucks. This deal is valid for the next few days until Friday 27th February 2015, and can be used after 2pm. The espresso drinks on offer are lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, americano, lattes, flat white or espresso of any size. You can choose a bakery item, or a hot chocolate for the kids.

As I am not one to refuse free cake, I quickly logged onto Amazon Local at the weekend. I downloaded both vouchers, as me and hubby would be purchasing a hot drink each.  … Continue reading

 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