Ava and I were recently invited to a fun Num Noms event at Bella Italia in Nottingham. I didn’t really have a clue what a ‘Num Nom’ was until I was contacted about the event and Ava told me what they were. If you are in the same boat as I was, a Num Nom is a little rubber toy, that is scented and stackable, and you can get different ‘bases’ for them to sit on, and other little accessories.… View Post

A few weeks ago we took a little trip to the Alton Towers Resort, and spent a night at the Alton Towers Hotel before spending a day at the park with our Merlin Annual Passes. Having never stayed at either of the hotels or the lodges that are available at Alton Towers, we were very excited to see what the Alton Towers Hotel was like, and it didn’t disappoint. Ava was so excited to be staying at the place where… View Post

With today’s kids having so much access to and such a love for technology, we have to work really hard to counteract that by making sure that they have plenty of time outdoors, and learn about the world not only from YouTube unwrapping videos and Shimmer and Shine, but also from exploring it themselves. It concerns me more and more as Ava gets older how little time she spends just playing outside compared to how much we used to, and… View Post

A few weeks ago we took a little trip to Alton Towers with our Merlin Annual Passes. Despite the fact that Alton Towers isn’t actually very far away from us, I had only ever been once! So I was very excited to go again and to take Ava and enjoy the CBeebies Land part of the resort together. We went on a Monday at the beginnning of the season, so it was nice and quiet. We parked easily and made… View Post

Next Monday 30th May, the exclusive VIP Merlin Annual Pass will be going on sale! The pass allows people to access 100 attractions across the globe, and there are only 1,000 available! Get the Annual Pass with a difference Have you ever wanted to be treated like a true V.I.P and experience things other people can’t? Now you have the chance to live that luxury lifestyle with the V.I.P Merlin Annual Pass. But you’ll need to move quickly as this… View Post

A couple of weeks ago we decided to take a little trip to London for a couple of nights. We managed to find a Premier Inn at a decent price in Greenwich – we have never been disappointed with Premier Inn’s when we get a family room, they’re always a really good size, clean and modern. So we were a bit further out that usual, but it was nice to see a different area and have a walk around the… View Post