Me and my partner have been long standing members of the Cineworld Cinema Card. Many moons ago before we had kids we used it frequently and enjoyed seeing films nearly weekly. However since Zach came along we probably use it once or twice a month, which i guess still makes the monthly cost worthy but is a shame that...
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This is a Sponsored Post Is there such a thing as a perfect family car? A car that fits everything in and meets our safety requirements? A question I ask myself a lot. If there is, then I have yet to find it. We currently have 2 vehicles at home, our second vehicle is a van, which isn't ideal to go...
In many ways, London is the perfect destination for a day out with your family. There’s simply so much to do there, and you can get around the city so easily if you know what you’re doing. But what actually makes the perfect family day out in London? That’s what we’re going to attempt to answer right now so...
Mental health, its just a word, don't let it define you The main reason for getting the help I needed was the simple fact that I needed someone to talk to, someone who didn't know me to share my background with and try to get to bottom of me feeling unwell. Deep down I think knew the reasons but I...
Do kids even use the word ‘cool’ anymore? Or is it all ‘sick’ and ‘epic’? Whatever the word is that means you are one of the most highly regarded human beings on the planet, that’s what you are aiming to be. Being a responsible parent and taking care of your little ones doesn’t necessarily mean you are reaching for...
Before the little ones came along life seemed like a breeze. You could jaunt off to any place at any time with minimal thought and a breezy, carefree attitude. Nowadays, travelling seems like a burden; with a million and one things to remember. You are in charge of keeping a tiny human (sometimes several tiny humans) entertained for a...
For me having a go to hobby helps When I'm feeling low or if I feel something is about to happen, I grab my camera and jump in the van to go take pics somewhere. Being out in the great outdoors is a big thing with helping with your mental health. But like everything it's not for everyone. Me,...
People who read my blog know I love children books, I love reading them to my son and love finding new books. We have a ridiculous amount of books stacked up in his room – its like having a mini library. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); But one collection of books we have is a throwback...
It can be more difficult to find fun things to do with the family in the winter months, when the outdoors isn’t always quite as inviting, and there aren’t always as many events being held locally, after Christmas has passed, anyway. It is, however, important that you still stay active and have fun together as a family whatever the...
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The start of a new year serves as the perfect opportunity to revamp the home. This goal is one that will be shared by millions of homeowners across the globe. However, many will fall into the simple trap of thinking solely about the short-term requirements. Unfortunately, making this error can be catastrophic because it’ll be time for another upgrade...
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The Family Looking back at my highlights of the year has to be the birth of my second son, born on the 27th September, now we have two children both born in the same month, but its ok as there is a payday in-between, thankfully. He such an easy going little chap and with Steph breastfeeding it has made my...
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  As I write this, there has just been an announcement on the news saying tonight will be the coldest evening of the year, and things could get a lot worse before they get better. And having stepped outside for a few minutes, I can confirm it is brass monkeys. So, what better time to do a little research on...
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We all wish we had the perfect home, but often we need to prioritise the projects to keep within the family budget. If you are wondering which part of your home you should renovate first, and which projects should not be delayed, you should focus on the cost and benefit of each project. Below you can find seven home...

Our Christmas 2017

Another year another Christmas over. And what a day it was. My eldest is 3 years old now. And this year he understands this special day even more. It's so magical to see him so excited for the big man coming. On Christmas Eve we spent the day chilling and watching movies. On the night we ate nice food. Opened the...
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Decorating your home in a vintage theme can give it a much more luxurious look, and help it to feel far more expensive than it actually is. That being said, you need to make sure you plan meticulously if you want to decorate your home in a way that takes you back in time. Here are some ideas you can...
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Since the birth of my first son I have gained a lot of weight, and I mean a lot, to put it in simple terms I used to be a 34” waist, drum roll please.......I am now a ahem  a 46” waist. I weigh about 22 stone now maybe even more, which isn’t bad as I am well over...

Baby Nursery build

Let’s talk about children’s bedrooms and some dad hacks. What ideas did you have for your children’s bedrooms when you found out you were expecting? Or as your children are growing and their tastes ever changing. I now have 2 children, one 3 years old and one 10 weeks old. Baby E is still in our roomat the moment so the nursery...
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So the missus pointed out an article she had read on a well followed Facebook page today, and the comments that followed and it got me thinking.... The basis of the article was basically asking for parents to buy minimal presents from 'Santa' as once children return to school; if they were to discuss what Santa had gifted them then...

Christmas Advent

Not sure if I am the only one here; but are chocolate advent calendars a little boring now? And what is it with the ridiculous prices of these cardboard boxes with the smallest chocolates in?? Especially the character version ones aimed at young children with the no named chocolate that isn't the most appetising!   So in this house over the...
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Can your remember going to grannies and grandads after school or on a weekend and all they seem to do is feed you biscuits and cake? Ah the good old times. The only time you got away with eating bad food. As a child you think it's the best. But in reality, did it do us more harm than good? Does...