Our family day out at Chessington World of 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 down to stay with her on the Thursday evening so we wouldn’t have to do the 3 hours journey both ways on one day (more on the journey home later!) We often travel late evening as Mini goes to sleep and thankfully we can carry…

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Think Tank Birmingham, Rainy Bank Holiday Fun

Think Tank Birmingham 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 plans went out the window as we woke up to a rather dull and soggy looking day. Rainy. Bank Holiday. A combination of words that instil dread into me, as I’m sure they do parents across the country. Pre child it would…

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Trying to get a work life balance, my favourite few hours

Trying to get a great work life balance … Trying to get a work life balance 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. It’s also an important lesson for my daughter to know that mommy goes to work so that we can have a nice life and enjoy holidays. I want to show her that those that put the effort in and try hard do reap the benefits. However, being a mom is something I feel so…

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It’s ok not to be ok… Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week Most of the time I’m hoping my blog will be light hearted however I’ve seen lots of posts about Mental Health Awareness Week and felt it was time to be open about my own experiences. On reflection now looking back there was definitely a period of time after Mini was born that I wasn’t in a healthy place. It wasn’t straight away as I was in the mum bubble and loving being a new mummy. For me my issues hit when she was around a year old. I felt so much pressure to be an amazing…

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London with Children: Bank Holiday Adventures

London with Children Earlier in the year I was emailed about the Travelodge sale which included London so decided to book up so that we could use our Merlin passes on the London attractions. This year we’ve had lots of adventures using the passes, we’ve visited Chessington World of Adventures and made use of them on holiday in Weymouth. The thought of visiting London with Children can seem daunting however there are so many exciting things to see and explore, lots of them are free too! We stayed in the Travelodge Euston which was a bargain £45 for a family…

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