A relaxing mini break at the Bank House Hotel

Travelling with children sometimes leaves me feeling like I need a holiday to recover. So after a fabulous week camping with the girls, I headed to the Bank House Hotel in Worcestershire with my sister for some much needed relaxation. About the Bank House The Bank House hotel is located in the picturesque Worcestershire countryside between Malvern and Worcester. They cater for individuals, business functions, weddings and other parties. There is a fabulous restaurant, a relaxing spa and comfortable, spacious bedrooms. We stayed in an executive double room that was set up as a twin for us. When we went into the room, we were…

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My top 5 family travel essentials

This is a collaborative post. I’m sitting here writing this while I watch the swarms of insects flying around. It seems as soon as the sun comes out, the midges come with it. It got me thinking about family travel essentials and the holiday that added an extra item to my list. The holiday to Rome It seems like a lifetime ago now that my then boyfriend and I went to Rome for a long weekend. I have some incredible memories from that holiday. Visiting iconic buildings like the Colosseum, my boyfriend proposing in the Sistine Chapel (he passed me a note…

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My parenting confession

I like to think that all parents do something they’re not proud of. Well okay, I’ve got quite a few. I shout. And not just because I want to get my point across, it’s usually because I’ve lost it. I lie. Nothing serious but Father Christmas definitely won’t be coming if they’re naughty in August. The children still think I can phone their ballet and swimming teacher on the palm of my hand. But none of those are my parenting confession. So here it is. Don’t hate me. I throw away my children’s artwork. My parenting confession – I throw…

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A review of the Snoozer cozy cave

This is an updated review of the Snoozer cozy cave dog bed, which we have now been using for nearly two years. Occasionally, a product comes along that really stands out. Since reviewing the cozy caves, we’ve recommended them to numerous people. Additionally, we’re often approached on campsites by other dog owners wanting to know where we got our Snoozer cozy cave from. So, this review will give you the pros and cons of the beds, where to get them from and how well they last over the years. About the Snoozer cozy cave dog bed The Snoozer cozy cave…

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Easy baking with Craft and Crumb review and giveaway

I have written many times about the struggle I have with productivity. Working from home is so intensive that I struggle to find the time to take on additional tasks. Sadly one such task is organising birthdays. Thankfully this year, baking kits from the award winning Craft and Crumb website have come to the rescue. Don’t get me wrong, I want my girls to have the best birthdays possible. But they are SO demanding! When it’s my husband’s birthday, he’s happy with a chocolate cake. And I love making chocolate cake. We put some sweets on it so the girls…

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