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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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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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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On Friday, I headed into Birmingham to have dinner with one of my favourite bloggers, Emma from Life According to Mrs Shilts. We had been invited to review the fabulous Siamais Thai restaurant in Brindley Place. It’s not a restaurant I’d tried before so I was excited to try the food and cocktails. The cocktails We started the evening with a cocktail for me and a mocktail for Emma. I was a bit bamboozled by the cocktail menu, there was so much choice! In the end, I went for a Mojito Royale, which is a mojito topped up with Prosecco…

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Boys get dirtier than girls and women do the washing. Maybe in a bygone era this was the case. But in our house, these two statements are both utter rubbish. Ballet outfit shocker Libby isn’t a particularly girly girl. At five years old, she still wears almost as much of her food as she eats. Her hair is constantly a mess despite my best efforts – she gets that from me. And she’s happy joining in with running games with the boys or climbing trees, building dens and playing in dirt. Her sports have always been running, swimming and rhythmic…

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