A family day out at the SS Great Britain

At the heart of Bristol’s vibrant harbour lies a boat with a tale to tell. The SS Great Britain was built right there in the Great Western Dockyard. This was where she would return 127 years later. Since then, the ship has been lovingly restored. Visitors can look around both inside and outside and get a feel for what life would have been like for those on board. This summer, the SS Great Britain Summer spectacular sees the incredible Invisible Circus entertaining the crowds. We visited this fascinating ship last week to see whether it’s a good family day out.…

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Pirates and Mermaids at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Sea Life centres across the UK are asking visitors to pick a side this summer. Will you help the mermaids or the pirates to hunt down hidden treasure? We headed to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham yesterday to check out the event. True to form, my two chose opposing sides. They went the extra mile and dressed up as their chosen characters too. Pirates and Mermaids We’ve been regular visitors to the National Sea Life Centre for seven years now. Sea Life Centres are one of the few places that are just as good for babies as anyone…

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Thursday photo #273

We’re nearing the end of our busiest fortnight of the school holidays. Since the girls finished school, we’ve had something booked in every single day. This continues until Sunday and on Monday, we’re off on holiday. We’re not lying on a beach holidayers, so we’ll undoubtedly be busy and active. But as yet, we have no plans. I can’t wait. The free day and the triathlon For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been quite looking forward to last Saturday. Nothing was booked in, so I thought we might stroll around a National Trust property with a picnic. Nothing too…

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A city break in Winchester with children

School summer holidays are an great time to explore the UK. If the unpredictable British weather puts you off, a city break is the ideal solution. Winchester is a city in Hampshire that’s easy to get to whilst avoiding London traffic. Despite being only an hour on the train from London, a city break in Winchester doesn’t involve the M25 when you’re travelling from the Midlands. Better still, there’s loads for children to do, even in the torrential rain that joined us on our visit. Kids stay and eat free at Holiday Inn Winchester We spent a night at the…

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Modius Health Headset 3 month review [ad]

For the past three months, I’ve been reviewing the Modius Health Headset. This clever little device claims to reduce cravings, decrease appetite and make you feel fuller, quicker. Users have reported losing weight and keeping it off, finding it easier to stick to a diet and sleeping better. They also snack less and feel more confident. Having seen all these testimonials, I couldn’t wait to start my trial. You can read my first and second reviews to learn more about the device and my progress. But the killer question is, did it work for me? Using the Modius Health Headset…

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Warwick Castle summer of shows

This summer, Warwick Castle is hosting an array of spectacular shows and events. A visit to the castle is always a full day out, but this year they’ve gone one step further. An already impressive bird of prey show has been transformed into the breathtaking Falconer’s Quest. The thrilling Wars of the Roses returns and the Castle Dungeon is as frightening as ever. During August, certain evenings will see the return of the awesome Dragon Slayer show. We headed to Warwick Castle this week to see what all the fuss is about. About Warwick Castle The huge, imposing castle at…

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Thursday photo #272

It seems ridiculous that under a week ago, the children were still at school. Since then, we’ve crammed so much in that I’m exhausted already. I’m managing to keep my head above water with work, but only just. It’s a great reminder though of how privileged I am to work from home. The girls have had one day at holiday club and have another day and a half lined up. But other than that, we’re enjoying the time off together. An education This week has been a bit of an education for the girls. It’s amazing how much they learn…

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