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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Pik-Nik cheese sticks and dealing with mum guilt

Parenting is an eternal battle between doing your best and the guilt of feeling that it’s not enough. That doesn’t stop in the summer holidays, if anything it just gets worse. This week’s dilemma was whether to send Libby to holiday club when I didn’t need childcare. In the end, I handed the decision to her and asked her if she wanted to go. The answer was a resounding “yes, and can I have a packed lunch?” Thankfully, Pik-Nik cheese sticks were on hand to help out. Packed lunches with Pik-Nik cheese sticks Libby’s school is incredible in many ways,…

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Celebrating summer days with Capri-Sun

This is a collaborative post.  Since Libby started school, I’ve been acutely aware of how quickly the Summer holidays fly by. And this year, Lia starts school too. So now, more than ever, I’ve been trying to make the most of the long Summer days. The girls go to sleep late anyway, so we might as well make the most of it and have some fun. Days in the sunshine Have you seen the social media posts going around lately about 18 summers? They point out that we only get to spend 18 summers with our children. And that’s if…

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A family dinner and the new menu at Cosy Club

Before I tell you about our dinner, I have to declare a slight bias. When Cosy Club asked if we’d like to review their new menu, it was a few days after I’d eaten at their Manchester branch. We’d been there as a big group on my sister’s hen do and the food was incredible. So, I had already decided to take the family to the Worcester branch soon. And it was definitely the right decision. Starters at Cosy Club There aren’t many places where I would consider having a pre-starter. Let’s face it, I’m more of a dessert person.…

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Grab 40 per cent off A Snapfish Father’s Day for the Dad who has it all

Let’s face it, there’s one of ‘those’ people in every family. You know the one, and you probably have the same conversation with him every year. “What do you want for Christmas / birthday / Father’s Day?” “Oh, there’s nothing I need.” “I don’t care, you know I need to get you something from the kids and if I just choose something, you won’t like it.” “It’s fine, just get me anything.” “Happy Father’s day.” “I don’t like it.” In case you hadn’t guessed, that someone in our family is my dad. And my husband isn’t much better. So, thank…

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