First Family Festival

Hooray!! We survived our first family festival! We only went as day trippers so it doesn’t really count – but we would have camped if it was an option. In a passed life I was regular ‘Festival-er’ but since setting up a business, getting married and becoming a mum it all kind of went on […]

Family time in France

After our recent disaster of a holiday you might think I would be more than hesitant about boarding another plane less than two weeks later. But that’s exactly what we did. From the age of three I spent every Summer in France. I have fantastic memories of those long hot summers; eating boiled pigs trotters […]

Dream holiday / total nightmare

After hours (and hours) of deliberation, contemplating locations, flight combinations and resorts. Calculating every last penny to get the very best deal for our hard-earned cash. Planning a holiday can be stressful business, there are seemingly infinite choices to consider and now we have a child’s wants and needs thrown into the pot, along with […]

LyvedenALIVE!

  Earlier in the year we joined The National Trust. The decision was made after a family half term trip to Cornwall, where virtually everywhere we visited (even some of the car parks) would have been free had we been National Trust members. I think in the end it was a particularly special jacket potato […]

September in Photo’s: Instagram Round up

September was another great month! I got another year older (booo) but it wasn’t all bad. I visited some great places (old and new). The little one went back to school (and is loving her new teacher – phew), so I got the chance to work on some new products and not forgetting I cracked […]

Playlist September 2015

It’s been a weird few weeks with many highs and lows. I went on my first ‘alone’ major trip in my new car last week to South Wales. The round trip was a few hundred miles, so I found myself in the alien situation of having several hours to myself with no one to talk […]

UK in a Day: Butlin’s Bognor Regis

I will forever have a soft spot for Bognor. Nineteen years ago, around about now, I was working as a store detective at All Days Supermarket in Butlin’s Holiday Camp. Myself, Steve (of pottery painting fame) and another friend went on holiday to the Bognor Regis holiday camp for a week after our final A […]

Inspiration on the South Coast

After our week abroad, it was wonderful to get back to the beautifully green, English countryside. As my Mum always say’s ‘it’s nice to get away, but it’s even nicer to come home’, a sentiment I totally agree with, unless of course I have just been to Cornwall in which case I would always most […]

Photo Diary: Valletta Malta in Pictures part 1

A trip to Malta would not be complete without visiting the stunning capital city of Valletta. European Capital of Culture (ECoC) for 2018 is a definite must see. Valletta is a fortress city named after its founder in 1566 Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. This magnificent city was […]