ilfracombe aquarium

Exploring the Ilfracombe Aquarium

The Aquarium We have recently spent a week on holiday with family in the Ilfracombe and North Devon area. Whilst there we decided to visit the Ilfracombe Aquarium, which is situated in the harbour of the pretty seaside town. Upon arriving Mini was given a activity quiz to complete, she had to spot knitted fish [...]

#Bostikbloggers August Creations

This is our second month being involved in the #bostikbloggers challenge and as soon as Mini saw the postman deliver a small brown package she knew it was full of craft things and was itching to open it. You can read about our July craft fun with a nature theme here. This month's theme is [...]

Our motorhome adventures in Weymouth

Although I have nothing at all against those who love the camping experience, I know that it's never going to be something that I get excited about, I'm definitely a home comforts kind of girl. However, this year wanting to save some money, we decided to borrow my parents motorhome for some long weekends away [...]

Boston Tea Party – Edgbaston Review

Boston Tea Party (BTP) has been our family go to place for breakfast for the last few years, it's been a bit of a tradition for birthdays and special occasions. We've been to the Birmingham, Harborne, Worcester and Stratford Upon Avon cafes before and have always found a great relaxed atmosphere with delicious food. Therefore we [...]

#Bostikbloggers July Creations

We are excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the #bostikblogger challenge. Mini loves making and doing crafts so this sounded like a great fit for us. We were sent a surprise box of craft materials from Bostik and Merrily Arts and Crafts and were set a challenge to make something with a nature [...]

mommy and daughter on swings together

10 reasons I’m #rockingmotherhood

I was recently tagged in White Camillas #rockingmotherhood challenge by Steph at Renovation Bay-Bee. All too often we down play our achievements as Moms and aren't that great at celebrating how awesome we are. I know personally, I find it uncomfortable to accept compliments or give myself a pat on the back, so this is [...]

mom and daughter enjoying cake ant nct meeting

Our NCT Journey

Posh Moms. They force the idea of breastfeeding on you. They believe children should only eat organic food. These are amongst the common thoughts that may come to mind when someone first hears the phrase, NCT (National Childbirth Trust.) However, I can only speak from experience in that I have come across a group of [...]

Center Parcs – Our Top 10 Tips

We have recently spent the week (Mon-Fri) at Sherwood Forest Center Parcs, along with my parents. We have visited the Woburn site previously but Mini was only 18 months then so we didn't really check out many of the child/family activities, so were looking forward to getting stuck in a bit more with active forest life. [...]

When Cuddles the Monkey arrived

We were lucky to be sent a special delivery from the Beehive Toy Factory recently to review. Inside was Cuddles the Monkey, a supersoft beige coloured toy, which Mini was thrilled to receive. Cuddles came well packaged and comes with his own little drawstring bag to carry him around in.   Since Mini was tiny she [...]

pick n mix wall of sprinkles

Let There Be Cake …

I know that life is often busy and it's not always possible to do, but I think it's important for Moms (and Dads too) to spend time on themselves. It's all too easy to get wrapped up in being a parent/spouse/employee etc and not to look after ourselves and do things just for us. I [...]

Chessington Adventures

When we found out that Mini had a teacher training day before May half term we decided to plan a visit to Chessington World of Adventures in the hope that it wouldn't be too busy with most other children still at school. Luckily my Sister lives about an hour away from Chessington so we travelled [...]

Rainy Bank Holiday Monday …

We had so many plans for this Whitsun Bank Holiday which all involved being outdoors and ending the day with a BBQ. Mr Mack and I had spent some time away from Mini yesterday doing a Sushi class and lunch with friends so we had told her we were going to have some family time today. Those [...]

My favourite few hours …

Balancing home and work life is something I think about often and don't ever feel that I get it that right. I love my job, I'm ambitious and want to continue to build my career. I also think it's an important lesson for my daughter to know that mommy goes to work so that we [...]