• Our Top 10 Winter Holiday Essentials 

    February 26, 2017

    I spent most of my twenties chasing the snow. I worked in ski resorts in France and New Zealand over a period of nearly 7 years….the ultimate extended Gap Year. Those days of adventure and freedom can sometimes seem a lifetime ago now that I’m a Mum and full time Step-Mum to 4 children. My…

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  • Half Term Heist ~ Will we ever be able to afford a holiday…in school holidays? 

    February 9, 2017

    Later this year I will celebrate my 40th birthday. I was thinking about what I’d really like to do to celebrate and decided a short break with my family would be the ultimate treat. As my birthday is in November we decided to look at going away in the October half term break. I began…

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  • Our Year of Adventures 2016

    January 14, 2017

    2016 was a year of finding our feet as a family of 6. We were pretty busy nursing and raising little Logan for the first part of the year meaning a lot of our adventures this year were days out and UK short breaks. Despite this…I feel pretty happy that we packed a lot in!…

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  • Holiday Inn Express ~ Portsmouth North

    January 6, 2017

    We spent a night catching up with family in Portsmouth over the Christmas holidays. Over the years our brood has got too large for family sleepovers, so for the first time on one of these get together’s we opted to stay in a hotel. I had a good look online before booking a family room…

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  • East Sussex National: Celebration Package

    October 30, 2016

    As many of you will know, finding time to nurture your adult relationship once you have children is hard. Since our youngest joined the family 14 months ago Matt and I have developed a relationship where we tag team childcare, bark schedules at each other and a night in involves starring gormlessly at our chosen…

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  • Glamping at YHA Eden Project 

    August 7, 2016

    YHA is now the official onsite accommodation provider for the EdenProject, one of Cornwall’s most famous and recognisable attractions. YHA Eden Project is a unique place to stay and it’s perfectly in tune with its sustainable, eco-friendly surroundings! My family and I were fortunate enough to stay in one of the new Bell Tents situated…

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