Taking the stress out of travel with Holiday Extras

A couple of months ago, I was invited to do a spot of yoga at Airparks Birmingham with Holiday Extras. The idea was simple – they take the stress out of travelling so you head off on holiday feeling chilled. And it sparked my interest. In some research conducted by Holiday Extras in Birmingham, they discovered that 40% of people said that getting to the airport and long queues inside make them feel tense by the time they go on holiday. And I have to admit, I tend to be one of them. I usually get the train to the airport – and…

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The Great Little Party Company: Review

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be sent a mini-party pack by the Great Little Party Company to review. The Great Little Party Company deliver traditional parties straight to your door – with tableware and entertainment all in one box. We were sent a mini fairy party box for two, and the girls couldn’t have been more delighted. In fact, they loved it so much that it has taken me rather longer than I’d hoped to review it. We have been playing with all the different elements ever since it arrived. They’ve taken them to friends and family…

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Caffe Concerto – Grand Central Birmingham

Yesterday morning, I headed into Birmingham to chat with the team from Grand Central shopping centre at the beautiful Caffe Concerto. It’s not often I attend a blogging event without the girls – in fact, I’m not sure I ever have. But if all events are as fabulous as the one I went to this morning, I’m on a mission to go to a few more. Grand Central shopping centre is conveniently located right above the Birmingham New Street train station. I had always assumed that the shopping centre was part of the station, but as it turns out my assumption was…

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Back to School with House of Fraser

This summer is all about getting ready for school. We’ve bought school uniform, books, PE kit and we’ve been to the library to learn about Roald Dahl for a project next term. Whilst we are making the most of the last few weeks we’ve all got together before September, we’re also very aware of the importance of being ready and relaxed about Libby’s first day. The one thing we hadn’t purchased was a school bag. Libby has a lovely miniature suitcase that she’s been taking to nursery for over a year, but I felt that it was a bit heavy…

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Not going on a diet

Over the past few months, my weight has been bothering me a bit. A few times, I’ve decided it was time to go on a diet, but something always gets in the way. A birthday, a meal with friends or just a nice bottle of cider on a Friday night. And that’s why I’m not going on a diet. I know lots of people do fabulously well with meal replacement or low calorie diets, but they’re really not for me. So, I tried to eat a bit more sensibly – I decided I needed a lifestyle change rather than a…

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