• Kids

    Things To Do With The Kids In January

    I hate January. Everyone (myself included) is grumpy, bored and skint. You don’t really feel like doing anything apart from hibernating but the kids just won’t let you. Apparently they need to be fed and entertained! So, things to do with the kids in January, apart from trying to get them to hibernate with you…. It’s a tough one really. The weather is mostly crap and as already stated, everyone is skint. And if you’ve seen one of my latest posts then you’ll know I’m having a No Spend January. Which is great as I’ll save money but I also have bored kids. I’m quite lucky as my two love…

  • My Diary,  Travel

    London Adventures – A Night At The Piano Works

    Recently Mr and I celebrated our 5th anniversary. We’ve only ever been away together once before due to the children. Because of this, we had decided that 5 years is a pretty big milestone and we needed to celebrate it. A night away was needed but staying closer to home would be easier. London it was! Stratford is only an hour and a half’s drive from where we live. We worked out it was cheaper to park at Westfield overnight than getting a train up. That also meant we could just hop on the tube and head into the city without having to drag our overnight bags everywhere. We got…

  • Kids,  Travel

    Summer Holiday Fun

    It’s been a while since I’ve done a post in Kiddies, mainly because we never really get up to anything overly interesting but it’s the summer so I thought I’d better make some Summer Holiday Fun! Last week I had the week off work which was lovely but it is hard to keep 2 kids of completely different ages entertained on a budget. So here’s a little diary of what we’ve been up to. Monday was rainy and windy (a typical start to the summer holidays!) so we had a day at home and watched a film (The Greatest Showman to be exact). Tuesday, we couldn’t quite decide what to…

  • Kids

    Feeding The Small Humans

    Once upon a time, well, a couple of years ago. I would have said my then 8 year old was a fussy eater. She would only eat things in breadcrumbs or other plain and boring, beige food. Every so often she would eat spag bol but it would be pot luck if she ate either the pasta or the bolognese. She never seemed to like both parts at any one time.