On Sunday we had a family day out to Alton Towers. We are regular visitors to Alton Towers as we have had Merlin Annual Passes for the past 3 years. However we have never visited when the fireworks have been on. After hearing very good reviews about their fireworks we decided that this would be the year we finally see them. The fireworks are held over 3 nights and we thought the Sunday would be less busy. We arrived at the theme park for 11.30am and we were quickly inside the park.
We were given a leaflet advising us what time the fireworks would start.… Continue reading
On Wednesday evening my son and husband went to the cinema. They both LOVE watching films and I thought it would be nice for the 2 of them to spend some ‘man’ time together, without the women folk of the family getting in the way. When they got in they told me about the film and it seemed they had a good night together. Then later on my husband said that our son had not sat with him and had sat on his own. He even got the ticket from his dad (after of course dad had paid) and entered the cinema by himself.… Continue reading
Back at the beginning of October I received an email inviting me to a ‘Tesco Exclusive Evening’. With the promise of food tasting from their new Finest range, and the promise of a goody bag, I quickly logged on to the Tesco website and booked my place. Not wanting to miss the opportunity of a night out with the hubby, I booked him on too and booked in my trusty babysitter (my mum !)
So last Wednesday we went to the store. We arrived at 7pm and were met by a gentleman at the Customer Service desk. When most people had arrived we were taken to the back of the store into the staff canteen area.… Continue reading
On Tuesday we visited Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We last visited around 10 years ago when our son was a baby, and we were all looking forward to our day out which happened to also be on hubbys 42nd birthday. As I am a complete money saver when it comes to days out, I ordered 3 tickets from my Tesco Clubcard. I then purchased 1 more child ticket when we got there for £26.99. The whole day for the 4 of us would have been £123.98 !
We got to the Pleasure Beach for 10.15am and exchanged our tickets for wristbands and entered the park.… Continue reading
Apparently I have a tween. A real breathing sometimes grumpy tween. I must admit a few months ago I kept seeing the word ‘tween’ on twitter and had no idea I was living with one. Wikipedia tells me a tween is a person who is between 10 and 12. Cool I have a 11 year old so yes I am a mother of a tween. Basically a tween is a pre teen if you had not figured that out already. If tween is not in the English dictionary, I am sure it will be very soon along with twerking !
Anyway I wanted to blog about the past 5 weeks in our house.… Continue reading
I LOVE holidays to the point where I think I am bordering on becoming a holiday addict. I suppose there are worse things to be addicted to… though I am sure the credit card would not agree.
Its funny as when I met my husband we only went on 2 holidays before we had the children. One of them was to Benidorm for a week (I dont actually remember much about this holiday… All inclusive… lots of vodka… say no more) and the other was to Mexico for our Honeymoon.
We went on our first holiday when our first born was 9 months old.… Continue reading
I LOVE Centerparcs !!!
We as a family have been incredibly lucky to have stayed at Whinfell Forest 8 times (10 times for me as I have been on 2 girlie holidays there too). And in January 2014 we are off there again to celebrate my daughters 8th birthday and my ahem 40th !!!
So when I started blogging and found that Centerparcs run a competition to find family bloggers – I was more than a little excited. Now I am not the best creative person to grace this planet. However I headed over to Movie Maker, armed with pictures of us all enjoying Centerparcs as a family over the past 7 years, and managed to make this
Hope you enjoy it and best of luck to everyone entering this fantastic competition… Continue reading