The Full Monty, Mayflower Theatre – Review

Audition

Way back sometime last year, Hubby booked tickets to see The Full Monty at the Mayflower Theatre as a Valentine’s Date Night with a difference. The stage show, adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, has been running for an incredible six years, but this is the first time we have seen it and we were not disappointed. We were first whizzed back to 1972 when the Steel business was booming in Sheffield and the workers promised jobs for life. It was then fast forward 25 years to tell the tale of six redundant Sheffield steelworkers who turn… Continue Reading “The Full Monty, Mayflower Theatre – Review”

Descriptive Writing: How to Compose a Paper about Travelling

Giant's Causeway

There is nothing more exciting than travelling. There is nothing more torturing than writing about it. A trip or a series of events in one location or different is one thing and enhancing the ability to reflect on this experience is whole another. How to create a decent paper and is there any writing standard? People may say that much depends on where you go, what accommodations you are in and, for how long you stay there. But in reality, these are not the same factors. What really matters is the emotion that the location arises. Share not words but… Continue Reading “Descriptive Writing: How to Compose a Paper about Travelling”

Give experiences that grow your kids’ world

Kids on the Beach

Travelling with kids can be a challenge, whether you are home or away, but it is such a rewarding experience for all the family. We like to go off the beaten track and really explore wherever it is that we are visiting, whether it be a historical building or enjoying the great outdoors where we let the kids be kids and help find the courage to clamber over rocks or explore that dark and eerie cave. When exploring places with the kids it is important for them to be properly dressed for the occasion and alongside our trusty waterproofs, woolly… Continue Reading “Give experiences that grow your kids’ world”

Buckle and Seam Linwood Weekender Bag Review

Buckle and Seam

Father’s Day is on its way but what do you buy the man who loves to travel? Hubby goes away on business trips quite regularly and I always despair as he carries his clothes in an ancient blue holdall he has had had since before Kian was born (that makes it over 18 years old). I have been nagging him to look a bit more professional for some time and the opportunity for me to update his luggage options came along when Buckle and Seam offered us a leather weekender bag to review. Buckle and Seam use a carefully selected… Continue Reading “Buckle and Seam Linwood Weekender Bag Review”

The Brug – A Bag and a Rug in One!

Regular readers of the blog will know that we love getting out and about in the great outdoors. I am also fairly organised when we go out, carrying food, drinks, first aid kit and even a change of clothing. I used to carry everything on the buggy but now Sebastian doesn’t need it I am back to carrying everything we need for a day out in a bag. This is where the Brug, from Wunderlife, comes in! The Brug is a water-resistant and machine washable picnic blanket or playmat that quickly and easily transforms in to a bag, making it… Continue Reading “The Brug – A Bag and a Rug in One!”

Cabin Zero Travel Bag Review #mycabinzero

Cabin Zero

We do a fair bit of travelling and have been looking for the perfect weekend bag that can carry everything we need so we don’t have to continually get suitcases out of the loft. Being a family travelling as a group of five, finding the right bag was no easy task. The bag needed to be light-weight, multi-functional, compact, easy to carry but also durable and sturdy. Let me introduce you to Cabin Zero! This bag is their ‘Classic’ – an ultra-light cabin and travel bag which has a large 44 litre capacity. The bag also features side compression straps,… Continue Reading “Cabin Zero Travel Bag Review #mycabinzero”

Travall Boot Mat Liner Review

Car Mat

My car is a bit of a workhorse. Not only does it take us on all our days out, but it is also the one used for shopping trips, tip runs and Hubby uses it for work if he needs to collect something large from another store. I drive a VW Touran which is a seven seater and although we do not use all the seats all the time, we do need them if we are all out together. I do like to keep a clean and tidy car and found protecting the rear seats a challenge as we were putting… Continue Reading “Travall Boot Mat Liner Review”

Is your car ready for winter?

Car Kit

It’s coming up to that time of year now, where the roads are becoming increasingly harder to navigate because of rain, ice, wind and lately, even fog! At the weekend I was happily motoring up the M3 on the way to LaplandUK and the wind was so strong it literally ripped the wiper blade off my car which was a bit of a scary experience. Thankfully we were only a few miles from our destination and it wasn’t raining, just the spray from the road,  so we managed to get there safely and find the local Halfords to replace it.… Continue Reading “Is your car ready for winter?”

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colchester Review

Crowne Plaza Hotel Colchester

Our trip to stay in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colchester had been booked for over a year and after some initial trepidation of leaving the children in their sister’s care for a weekend we were very excited about having a child-free weekend for Hubby’s best friends wedding – something we had not had for well over two years. We had a nightmare journey to Essex. Our satnav reported a journey of just under three hours but it took us five and a half thanks to roadworks on the M3 and Friday traffic on the M25, so when we finally… Continue Reading “Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colchester Review”

The Big Camp Bestival Linky

Camp Bestival

We arrived home from an epic weekend at Camp Bestival last night after the fireworks, buzzing from the sights we had seen, music we had heard and activities we had tried. One thing is very apparent though – there is so much there to see and do that there just isn’t time to fit it all in and everyone has a completely different experience of what Camp Bestival has to offer, so I have created the Big Camp Bestival Linky where everyone who went can link up their posts and share their experiences of the festival itself. Don’t be shy,… Continue Reading “The Big Camp Bestival Linky”