My Top 10 Posts of 2016

Omaha Beach

I always find it fascinating looking at my stats and seeing which posts have been the most popular in the last year – it is rarely the ones you think it will be and this year is no exception. I enjoy researching travel almost as much as travelling itself and it looks as though I am not alone. 1. My top post this year was a bucket list post for visiting Thailand and I have to say that looking back, I can see why as the images draw you in and whisk you off to a warmer climate. 2. My second most… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Posts of 2016”

10 Things to do in Dorset in Winter with Kids

Bournemouth Pier

Finding things to entertain the kids in winter can be a real challenge with many local attractions shutting down for the coldest months, but there are still lots of fun things to do with the kids. Bournemouth Wheel Fancy seeing Bournemouth from 100ft in the air, then this is for you. Hurry though, it is only open until 7th January. Ice Skating We have three rinks to choose from locally although the open-air one in Bournemouth Gardens operated by Ice Skate Bournemouth is only open until 3rd January. The Cool Coast Rink at the BIC is open until 19th February and… Continue Reading “10 Things to do in Dorset in Winter with Kids”

Top 10 Tips for Saving Money when Booking a Holiday to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

It is that time of the year where we are in limbo between Christmas and New Year and my thoughts have turned to booking a holiday for 2017. The kids are all desperate to go to Disney as our last visit was 4 years ago. Unfortunately, Florida is out of our reach but I have been busy researching the best deals for visiting Disneyland Paris. Finding a bargain can be a challenge, but I have I do have some hints and tips for you: 1. Book Direct Booking directly through Disneyland Paris is the cheapest way I have found to book… Continue Reading “Top 10 Tips for Saving Money when Booking a Holiday to Disneyland Paris”

Robin Hood at The Mayflower Southampton

Robin Hood

This year I have been in Panto heaven with not one, not two but three pantomimes to see. My first was Cinderella at the Pavilion, Bournemouth, the second was Aladdin at Lighthouse, Poole and on Christmas Eve, Hubby surprised us with tickets to watch Robin Hood at the Mayflower. We love our local productions, but there is something special about the Mayflower as it seats 55,000 people and always does West End quality productions. This year the Panto stars were Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace (Alfie and Kat from Eastenders) and Jeffrey Holland of Hi-De-Hi fame as the Dame. It… Continue Reading “Robin Hood at The Mayflower Southampton”

#SailwithSanta with City Cruises Poole

Last year we enjoyed a rather blustery Santa Cruise with City Cruises Poole and despite the weather doing its best to dampen our spirits we couldn’t wait to do it again this year. Thankfully this year the weather was the complete opposite of last year and Poole Harbour was a millpond when we arrived to Sail with Santa. We were over the moon to be welcomed by Dr Balloonman whom had entertained the kids so brilliantly last year. We collected our complimentary soft drink and cookie for the kids and our mince pie and warming coffee (they also offer a glass of mulled… Continue Reading “#SailwithSanta with City Cruises Poole”

Pantomime fun with Cinderella at the Pavilion

Cinderella

We love Panto in our house and last week I got to see not one, but two local Pantomimes. The first one was Cinderella at the Pavilion and I took Sebastian to see it with our local pre-school. Melanie Walters (Gwen from Gavin and Stacey) opened the show as the magical Fairy Godmother and set the scene for show before we were introduced to the rest of the cast. Dani Harmer (Tracey Beaker) played Cinderella, whilst X-Factor’s Rhydian was a very regal as Prince Charming, but personally it was Noel Brodie and Gary Jordan that stole the show for me as… Continue Reading “Pantomime fun with Cinderella at the Pavilion”

What Are the Top Family Activities in Scotland This Winter?

Edinburgh

Be sure to pack your wellington boots and a rain jacket if you’re planning on visiting Scotland in the upcoming months! Don’t let the weather put you off, though; taking some time to visit this beautiful country in the winter months means fewer crowds, but still so much to see and do. While the children may not think Scotland is the most exciting and desirable holiday destination, the whole family may be surprised by the variety of activities, destinations and events on offer — all given an idyllic twist over the festive period. From city breaks to countryside strolls, here… Continue Reading “What Are the Top Family Activities in Scotland This Winter?”

#Win a Pair of Cinema Tickets to see Rogue One to celebrate Season of the Force at Disneyland Paris

Star Wars

Do you have a Star Wars fan in the house? Hubby is Star Wars mad and has passed his love of it onto both Callan and Kian, with Isaac (8) starting to like it now too. In super exciting news, did you know that you can now fulfil your Star Wars destiny from 14th January to 26th March 2017, as Walt Disney Studios® Park, Disneyland Paris awakens with the Season of the Force. Buckle up and blast off to a galaxy far, far away, where you can see breathtaking shows exploding with special effects and live Star Wars Characters who… Continue Reading “#Win a Pair of Cinema Tickets to see Rogue One to celebrate Season of the Force at Disneyland Paris”