It may seem like a crazy idea to take the whole family to India. You may have preconceived notions about this wonderful country. You may have the idea that it’s dirty and you’re sure to get travel sickness. India is so much more than the big cities you’ll fly into. There is a place of calm here.… View Post

Take a break: treat yourself to a self-soothing …

Take a break: treat yourself to a self-soothing getaway

It’s November. You’ve just spent weeks running around for a specific Halloween costume for it to be worn once. Now it’s almost Christmas, and you’ve got lists as long as ten arms filled with jobs to do and presents to buy. It’s dark. It’s dismal. It’s cold. You’re long overdue a new scented candle and a bubble bath with wine. And frankly, you deserve to catch a break.… View Post

Getting on top of tyre checks for winter

Getting on top of tyre checks for winter

With autumn here and winter just around the corner, it’s something we simply must get on top of. Not only for our safety but for our children, too. As rain pours, snow falls, and sheets of ice set across the tarmac, we need to know that our car tyres are fit for purpose. As they’re about to be put through their paces, now is the time to give everything a thorough check for your own peace of mind when you’re out and about.… View Post

Planning a Girls Day Out in London? + #Giveaway

Planning a Girls Day Out in London? + #Giveaway

Whether you’re planning a pre-Christmas weekend away for shopping in the Big Smoke, or you’re looking for an alternative gift to pop under the tree, it’s easy to create a girls day out in London with Buyagift. It’s not always easy for mums to put time aside to spend with their daughters. Between working and keeping up with the hectic after-school schedule, quality time can easily be forsaken.… View Post

Why I failed 4 out of 5 times to climb …

Why I failed 4 out of 5 times to climb the highest peak in the world

In the history of Everest expeditions, it was the most dramatic and terrifying scenes I ever witnessed. Rocks were thrown everywhere, and the snow was so intense that it was almost hard to believe. It was an incredibly dangerous situation where if something went wrong you could end up dying. Even the world’s most celebrated mountaineers had given up to the horrifying blizzards crossing speeds of more than 160 kmph. These guys who had scaled the toughest mountains in the world were barely crawling their path.… View Post

5 places to visit in Staffordshire this October half …

5 places to visit in Staffordshire this October half term

Sandwiched between Cheshire and Derbyshire, Staffordshire is surrounded by the stunning English countryside. Peak District moors aplenty, if you want to go back to basics, it’s perfectly possible to spend days hiking and picnicking in the midland hills. Of course, when half-terms hits, it’s always handy to have some contemporary family-friendly entertainment up your sleeve. Here are just five places to visit in Staffordshire, that are sure to break up any boredom in the school holidays.… View Post

Travelling with children to Brighton

Travelling with children to Brighton

We have travelled to two of the UK’s most stunning locations. The natural beauty of Cornwall and Suffolk is breath-taking, to say the least, and certainly makes for a relaxing break. But if you prefer to pump things up for your family jaunt, then you are in luck; for my blog’s final instalment, we’re heading to Brighton.… View Post