Canvas Design

I had been looking at getting a nice canvas for over our bed for some time. I wanted a good quality canvas ideally of a forest scene, as we love to holiday and go for walks in the forest. Unfortunately, I just could not find a suitable canvas that I liked. Then I was given the opportunity to review a canvas from Canvas Design.

I had a look through all my photographs. I realised I had so many nice ones, as in January my husband and I stayed in Griffon Forest for 3 days. I decided to make a montage of my 4 favourite photographs, and I emailed the picture over to Canvas Design.… Continue reading


Last weekend as a half term treat we booked a night at Splash Landings hotel.  Splash Landings is one of the two hotels that are based at the Alton Towers resort in Staffordshire, and we have stayed at the hotel a few times before. When I booked on the telephone, the lady advised me that during the February half term there will be Moshi Monster entertainment. My kids had not really bothered with Moshi Monsters in around a year, but they were excited when I told them about our trip.

When checking into the hotel the kids were given a Moshi Monster magazine which they loved.… Continue reading

As you all know I love saving money, and with half term next week I always look out for any offers that are around. As both my children love going out for meals, I always try and get a voucher when we eat out. So here are my best ‘kids eat free’ offers that will be around for next week.

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Just editing my post today (17th Feb) as had an email from La Tasca to say they are also running a ‘kids eat free’ promotion from 15th to the 23rd February 2014.  1 child will eat free (under 8 only) with every full paying adult who has a minimum spend of £10.00.… Continue reading

ChiquitoSo yesterday as I was browsing twitter, I came across a tweet from Chiquito’s saying they were offering FREE breakfasts this weekend. Well as readers to my blog know I love the word FREE, so I printed off 4 vouchers and we arranged to go today. Our nearest Chiquito’s is 20 minutes away, and they serve breakfast from 9am until 12pm.

We were seated straight away and I explained we had 4 vouchers for the free breakfast. The voucher got you a FREE Sizzler breakfast per person, normal price of £5.95. We also ordered soft drinks for the kids, and coffee for me and hubby which was refillable.… Continue reading


So tonight we have been out to Nando’s with the kids. The kids have never been to Nando’s and me and hubby have been only twice before many years ago. We chose Nando’s as, thanks to my mum, I received a gift card for my birthday. I rang to book a table, and I was advised they were not taking bookings. However, if I turned up around 5pm there should be no more than a 10 minute wait. We arrived just before 5pm and were seated straight away.

Now I am going to go out on a limb here as I know LOTS of people adore Nando’s, but I just don’t get the whole infatuation with it.… Continue reading

untitledOn the day of my 40th Birthday I was presented with an envelope from my hubby. Inside it said that I would be going away for 3 days on the 24th January in a ‘forest lodge with hot tub’ location unknown. From that minute I was counting the seconds till the 24th which was a huge 9 days away. My hubby never gave anything away to where we were going, and as we packed the car up last Friday morning, the Sat nav was turned away from me. I am quite surprised he did not lock me in the boot !… Continue reading