Making best use of my time

Since booking Lia into preschool, I’ve been thinking about the extra time I’ll have from September. From Monday to Wednesday, I won’t have either of the girls for five hours a day. Much as I’ll miss them, I’ve been looking forward to taking on some extra work. But last week, I realised that work really couldn’t be my priority. Reassessing my priorities It might seem a bit strange to say that work isn’t my priority. But at the moment, things are ticking along fine in that respect. I’ve always been relatively driven in terms of my career, so it seemed like a…

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Hiring a dream car

This is a Collaborative Post. If you could hire a famous car, which one would you go for? We’ve been chatting about it this week, and it seems that our car choices alter with age. The children’s choice I suppose I can’t be too disappointed with the girls’ choices. After all, they haven’t seen any of the classic films of the 80’s. But Libby decided that if she could drive any car she wanted from television, she would go for the Fat Controller’s car in Thomas the Tank Engine. She gave no other reason except that she likes it and…

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Thursday photo #168

The summer holidays are finally here! I’m meeting them with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Spending more time with the girls will be brilliant, but I’m already struggling to fit in work. A dramatic weekend We spent the weekend at Warwick Castle for their Wars of the Roses event. Around here, drama is usually negative. But I’m happy to say that the weekend was dramatic in a positive way. The Wars of the Roses show was incredible and we’re hoping to make it there again later in the summer before it closes. Here’s a video of our weekend. Summer plans…

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Wars of the Roses at Warwick Castle

We spent the weekend at Warwick Castle, which is rapidly becoming one of our favourite places. We were there to watch the Wars of the Roses show and stay in a Knight’s Village Lodge. Here’s a short video of what we were up to. Turn up the volume, it’s dramatic! Wars of the Roses Live This summer until 3rd September, guests can choose their allegiances in the Wars of the Roses live show. The battle takes place on the River Island. It is set in 1455, when the House of Lancaster holds throne. The House of York challenges the crown of King Henry…

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Family Travel Tips #10

At last, the summer holidays are upon us! I don’t know about you but for us, that means lots of adventures. We’ve already been to stay at Alton Towers (we sneaked that one in before the end of term) and Warwick Castle. We have lots of grand plans for days out and camping trips over the next few weeks. I hope you’ve got some exciting travel on the horizon too. It’s always a balancing act to fit in work in the holidays though isn’t it? Featured posts My featured post this week is from TravelLynn family. It’s 12 tips for travelling…

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Gin making and a night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham

Yesterday, my sister and I headed to Cheltenham to review the DoubleTree by Hilton. Whilst we were in the area, we decided to check out a rather unusual activity. My husband bought me a gin-making experience for my birthday and it happened to be in Cheltenham. So we left the car at the hotel and headed off to Brennan and Brown to learn how to make gin. Gin Making The gin making lab experience at Brennan and Brown is so much in-depth than gin tasting. On arrival, we were shown the gin lab and given a rundown of the botanicals. We were…

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Thursday Photo #167

The past week has gone by in a blur and we’re all well and truly ready for a holiday. Luckily, holiday season starts tomorrow for us. Well, for me at least. The birthday weekend Last Friday, I spent the day with old friends and the evening with new friends. I caught up with an old friend in the morning and another one at lunch time. It was pure chance that I saw them both on the same day, but it made me realise how much I miss them both being around. I then had dinner with a new friend and fellow blogger, Emma.…

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