Last summer our family took a little trip to Rutland, near Nottinghamshire, which is about an hour away from where we live. We went to stay in the gorgeous Rutland Luxury Lodges at the camping and caravan park that my mum and step-dad are actually working at right now. I love just getting away from our house for a few days every now and then, so despite Rutland not being too far away from us it’s still lovely to have a… View Post

Over the last year or so I have ended up going to London way more than I had ever even been in my entire life – mostly because of blogging, but also having a Merlin Annual Pass has meant that we can do lots of fun things in London but for free! Quite often that has also meant that I have needed somewhere to stay for the night too. In London though, it can be pretty hard to find a… View Post

*Sponsored post in association with American Express®. As you may have seen, I wrote about us taking a trip to Whitby for a few days over Ava’s birthday and that Ava would be documenting it in her own unique way via photography and video, as part of my collaboration with American Express. Filled with inspiration for both parents and children on how to get the most out of your family holidays, American Express has created a Family Travel Hub. Included… View Post

At the end of November we took a little trip to Ludlow in Shropshire, to visit the lovely Fishmore Hall Hotel and try out their brand new Spa. Fishmore Hall is a privately-owned boutique country house hotel overlooking the town of Ludlow, with lovely views over the Shropshire countryside. We spent a very relaxed afternoon and a night there and really enjoyed it, and came away feeling very revived and ready for the Christmas madness. The hotel is a restored… View Post

*This is a collaborative post with Nectar. Despite being a bit of a planner when it comes to our family time, I do absolutely love booking a last minute trip away, or a fun day out together to get away from it all for a little bit. So when Nectar asked me if I would book a last minute trip for my family as part of a ‘Blue Monday Busting Day Out’ challenge, I jumped at the chance. Blue Monday… View Post

I always find January a bit dark and depressing, as I’m sure a lot of people do. All of the excitement of Christmas and New Year is over and done with, and I can feel a bit down with the miserable weather and dull days. I always find that it helps to have something exciting to look forward to – to help this tough time of year go faster and to remain optimistic that it will all get better as… View Post