Dog friendly family adventures in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Rolling hills, unspoilt countryside and long, sandy beaches. The Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of Britain’s hidden gems. Located in the East Midlands, it’s easily accessible by motorway. Rail links with London are excellent, and yet it feels a bit like stepping back in time to when England’s landscape was dominated by greenery rather than houses and industry. Where to stay in the Lincolnshire Wolds Canal Farm Cottages are a collection of holiday homes located in a tiny hamlet near Louth in the Lincolnshire Wolds. We stayed in the adorable Barn Owl Cottage, which sleeps up…

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24 hours in Manchester with Roomzzz

Is there anything more inconvenient than staying in a hotel with children? Putting them to bed, then creeping about the room and resorting to reading in the bathroom so you don’t disturb them. Eating out because there’s nowhere to cook. Then trying to entertain them in the morning with no space for them to play. Thankfully, Roomzzz have a solution. About Roomzzz Aparthotels In cities around the UK, Roomzzz Aparthotels are bridging the gap between boutique hotel and serviced apartment. They aim to give you more freedom and space, providing you with everything you need and nothing you don’t. So, the…

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Empower your future by planning for retirement

This is a collaborative post.  As parents, we’re often guilty about putting everyone else before ourselves. Financial matters are no exception, and many women put off sorting out their pension because something else always seems more urgent. Scottish Widows have just released their 2018 Women and Retirement report, which makes for sobering reading. It’s time we all started exercising a bit of financial self-care. Scottish Widows 2018 Women and Retirement report statistics The report highlights the fact that a lack of flexibility in terms of access to a pension can impact the way women save for the future. It may…

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Thursday photo #234

Half term is finally upon us. It has seemed like a long time coming this year, especially since many nearby schools had theirs last week. That said, we brought it forward somewhat with our trip to Blackpool and now we’re into the depths of school holidays, we are certainly making the most of it. Parents evening I always publish my Thursday photo posts first thing in the morning, so what we get up to on a Thursday often gets missed. But last Thursday was somewhat significant, being Lia’s first parent’s evening and Libby’s best parent’s evening so far. It was…

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Wizard Weekend at the Watercress Line

Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line in Hampshire often plays host to exciting events like the Day out with Thomas. That’s why it came as no surprise that with Halloween on the horizon, they had something special planned. The Wizard Weekend is a celebration of all things magic. And what better place for it than the home of the real Kings Cross Footbridge from the Harry Potter films? Broomsticks at the ready at Ropley Station Bright and early yesterday morning, we headed for Ropley Station where plenty of free parking was available. From there, we collected tickets that entitled us to…

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How do you draw a flavour?

This is a collaborative post. The school holidays have been rather busy here but I know that for the girls at least, there’s even more to think about when the new term starts. Because we’re always on the go, nutrition is important to us. Fortunately, the girls aren’t fussy eaters, but that doesn’t mean I don’t worry about making sure they get necessary nutrients. Bassetts Vitamins Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles Bassetts Vitamins have recently launched their new Omega-3 + Multivitamins Orange Flavour Pastilles for 3 to 6 year olds. Every multivitamin contains vitamin B5 which contributes to mental…

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Thursday photo #233

Being one of the last counties in the country to get half term can feel a bit like punishment. Whatever our crime, we’ve well and truly paid the price. Tomorrow, we’ll finally be released. Only for a week of course, but we have grand plans nonetheless. Three cities in one weekend Fun days out are like buses sometimes. And in case you hadn’t noticed, I am terrible at saying no. So on Friday afternoon, my husband met me at the school to pick the girls up. We drove straight from there to Birmingham for a meet and greet with Elsa…

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