Feeling Frustrated With Funded Childcare

As a self-employed blogger I find myself on the HMRC website a lot more than I would like to. I have only been self-employed since August 2016 and only full time from July 2017 which isn’t very long at all. It’s safe to say that I don’t know what I’m doing a lot of the time when it comes to self-assessment tax returns, tax and National Insurance contributions, among other things. I think sometimes it’s easy to forget that someone else dealt with all of that when I was employed and it was all just printed on a pay slip

Things To Do In Liverpool As A Family

We love exploring different places in the UK and we would love to take Erin a bit further afield and discover some new places up north. Somewhere we have heard so many good things about, and it is on a direct train line from Norwich is Liverpool. Of course, the 5 hour train journey might be interesting with a 2 year old so we would definitely need to stay a couple of days to make it worthwhile. If we were to visit Liverpool and stay for a few days we would need plenty of family friendly activities and places to

Improving Digital Confidence At A Post Office Broadband Digital Drop-In

As a blogger you would think that I know a fair bit about the digital world and while that might be true in some respects, there is still so much I don’t know. Considering my job means being on the internet a lot of the time, I should probably know a bit more about what I can do! Yesterday I went to Norwich to attend a Digital Drop In run by Post Office Broadband and Google! As part of a pilot scheme, which Post Office Broadband are hoping to expand, there have been 5 drop in sessions around the country

Potty Training On The Go: Potette Review

Being a family who don’t drive can make days out or trips a bit of an issue. Without a boot to put everything in we either have to rely on suitcases, backpacks or putting bags on Erin’s pushchair. Now that Erin is potty trained she really hates to wear a nappy while we’re out and about and sometimes she decides she needs to go for a wee quite quickly. She hasn’t quite mastered the art of being able to hold it while we look for a toilet and even then, we usually need to take the big toilet training seat

Planning For Our Financial Future

John and I are now both getting close to our mid 30s and we’re beginning to think more and more about what we want when we’re older. I’m not necessarily talking about when we retire but in the next 10 or 20 years. While we are lucky that John has a good pension, and has been paying into it for quite some time due to being in the same job for so long, I don’t have the same thing so we need to be savvy about planning our financial future. Regular savings At the moment, we’re not really in a

Win A Family Ticket To Peppa Pig’s Adventure In Norwich

One of Erin’s absolute favourite shows to watch is Peppa Pig and she is currently touring with Peppa Pig’s Adventure in theatre around the UK. Erin doesn’t know it yet but we are going to see the show on 18th September at Norwich Theatre Royal. She has loved going to see live shows and seeing Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom was her first theatre experience last year. Find out more about tour dates and theatres here: http://peppapiglive.com Peppa’s new live stage show has a brand new story with lots of songs and heaps of fun.  Peppa, George and their friends love having

Back To School With BioCare

During the back to school season I think it’s so easy to focus on the children. Of course, going back to school is most definitely about them but we forget that as parents, we also have a lot to do and a lot to think about. Erin might only be at nursery at the moment but we still have to think about things like school trips, packed lunches during the holidays when she doesn’t have hot lunches, school uniform and anything we have going on in between. BioCare kindly sent us a back to school package recently to help us

Staying Sun Safe With Solero

We have been very lucky to have had a fantastic summer this year. We have seen regular temperatures of 25°C and some days have even reached 30°C here in Norfolk. We have spent so much time outside in the back garden, at the park or just walking to and from nursery and in times like this it’s so important to remember about sun protection. We have used so much this summer so when LloydsPharmacy got in touch about their own range of sun care I couldn’t wait to try a couple of their products. Sometimes, it can take quite some time to get