Win an incredible prize with Spirit Riding Free

This is a collaborative post. Isn’t it a relief when children get to an age where you can enjoy watching television together? I’m not talking deep and meaningful movies. But they’ve finally graduated away from irritating nursery rhymes and whiny characters. Recently, my two have discovered a sweet series called Spirit Riding Free and I have to admit, I’m quite enjoying it too. What is Spirit Riding Free? Spirit Riding Free is an animated series aimed at 6 to 10 year olds. It’s available to watch on POP at 12.30pm at weekends. Spirit the wild horse lives with his herd…

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Taking the stress out of a London city break with National Express

Most people would agree that children should visit their capital city. But what if the very thought of a trip to London stresses you out? This week, we boarded the National Express with the aim of taking the stress out of a London city break. But did we succeed? Getting to London with National Express At 8.45 on a Monday morning, two of my sisters, the girls and I boarded a National Express coach from Cheltenham to London. This direct journey was due to take just under three hours but let’s face it, public transport never runs on time. Or…

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Thursday photo #223

Today is the first day for weeks that we have no plans at all. After a holiday in Northumberland last week, we headed home for the weekend before setting off again. This time, we were London bound. The intensity of summer holidays On Saturday, I headed to Monmouthshire on my own for my SUP lesson whilst the girls went to Bristol with their dad. It’s the first time I’ve had a day without them all summer and much as I missed them, its was also a relief. Summer holidays are so intense. The girls are at an age where they’re…

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An Inspire2Adventure SUP lesson – when advertising backfires

Influencer. It’s a funny term isn’t it? I always feel a little strange when people refer to me as an influencer because realistically, I have very little influence over anyone. My children choose to ignore me, the dog appears to have her own agenda and my husband is, of course, selectively deaf. And yet, I review things and give my opinion on them. Usually with the rest of the family but on Saturday, I headed to Inspire2Adventure in Monmouth and embarked on a review all on my own. Inspire2Adventure Inspire2Adventure arrange outdoor activities in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley,…

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Family day out at WWT Slimbridge

The problem with family days out is that it’s unusual to find somewhere that adults and children both love. WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire is one of those rare places that we all enjoy for different reasons. In fact, I used to go there before having children and would still happily go without them. What is WWT Slimbridge? WWT stands for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. This conservation charity has various sites in the UK where they look after wetland areas in order to protect and preserve them. Alongside this, they aim to educate people to ensure that future generations will…

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Thursday photo #222

This week’s Thursday photo post is brought to you from beautiful Northumberland. It’s the third time we’ve been to this area in the past couple of years and it’s an ideal place to be in August. So much quieter than the coastal resorts further south and close to some idyllic parts of Scotland. And yet, this time, we’ve realised that being here is a mistake. Yorkshire Having booked a few days in Northumberland, we decided to extend our holiday with a couple of nights in North Yorkshire on the way. We booked a quiet campsite near to some stunning cycling…

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Last minute summer childcare with Super Camps

Summer holidays are tough. It’s amazing to be able to enjoy time as a family. Playing outdoors, hitting the beach, theme parks, climbing trees or just watching a favourite movie. But that’s not real life, is it? So, what happens when you have to work? When you take on an unexpected contract or, quite frankly, when you can’t stand another moment of trying to keep the children entertained? About Super Camps Super Camps provide OFSTED registered holiday camps for children aged from 4 to 14 during school holidays. Camps are held at 83 locations around the UK, and they are…

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