February 13, 2016

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4 Golden Rules for First Time Campers

  There are just six weeks left before we pack up and head off on our travels once again. We will be camping our way through Europe, stopping in Germany, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania … [Read More...]


So What’s this Blogging Thing About Anyway?

    As a blogger, I often give tips about everything I have learned along the way, from tips for travelling with kids, to home life, and everything in between. For those of you out there … [Read More...]


Our Spring Makeover Project: Increasing Liveable Space for Large Families

    The problem with having a large family is often the issue of space. It's not as bad when tiny feet pitter patter but when they start to lollop and stomp and small people begin to … [Read More...]

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Our Top 6 Reasons Why Villas Are Better Than Hotels for Large Families

    We love to travel but we have found that as our family grew, our needs changed too. Whilst staying in hotels was great as a couple and worked out perfectly fine with two or three … [Read More...]

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Review: Our First Degustabox (Plus a Whopping Discount For You!)

  We were recently contacted by Degustabox UK to see if we would be interested in trying out their service. Degustabox is a food subscription box service that delivers between 9 and 14 products … [Read More...]

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Win a Memory Foam Mattress and Premium Mattress Protector with Bed Guru!

  It's Mike's 25th anniversary of his 18th birthday today and whilst we will not be celebrating in any spectacular fashion, we are giving you lovely readers the chance to win not one, but two … [Read More...]

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Luxury London Stays for Families with Merino Hospitality

    Tucked away in a cobbled street lies a row of mews properties waiting to provide you and your family with a luxurious stay that you will all appreciate. Located at the heart of … [Read More...]


Our 2016 Travel Plans (Plus 50 Reasons to Travel with Kids)

    Our decision to give up on our dream of selling up and moving to start a smallholding wasn't one we took lightly. We worked for many years to turn our dream into a reality, it came … [Read More...]

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10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family

  We usually think of St. Valentine’s Day as a way to show our partner how much we love and care for them, but when you have children there is so much more love to celebrate! So this year on … [Read More...]

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Review: SpyNet Laser Trip Wire

    Anything to do with spies is of extreme interest to the middle boys. Having had many spy kits they’re accustomed to the binoculars, codes and of course the torch and pen combo. One … [Read More...]

Lemon, Ricotta and Pea Linguine Paddy Cooks

Paddy Cooks… Lemon, Ricotta and Pea Linguine

    The 8-year-old kid chef has been back in the kitchen this week - several times, in fact. Keen to hone his skills and to continue making good, tasty food for the family, he decided to … [Read More...]


Review: SpyNet Vibrasonic Walkie Talkies

      Our younger boys love to pretend to be spies. The sneaking around, communicating in code and listening for information, even if it’s something boring, never seems to get … [Read More...]


A Golden Boy Update (and 33% off Flowers from Appleyard)

    The old year has well and truly left us and the new year is in. 2015 didn't do too well, and neither did the start of 2016 which left us with concern and worry for my brother who hit … [Read More...]


7 ways to get on top of your finances in 2016

    The new year sees many of us making resolutions of one sort of another. We will lose weight, we will stop smoking, we will get fitter. We will. We will. We will.   Until … [Read More...]

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How to help your children cope with moving home

    So maybe you’ve found a bigger, better house; you might have been offered your dream job in another town or have just decided to try newer pastures. Regardless of the reason, the … [Read More...]