What We Look Forward To Most About Trips Away

AD – This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  It’s no secret that as a family, we love holidays and trips away. It’s not just me and John though; Erin is always asking when we’re going on holiday again and where we’re going to. As I never had many holidays or weekends away growing up this is something both John and I are keen to make sure Erin experiences. We might have created a monster actually. I love that she gets so excited about going somewhere new. Just a few days ago I posted about trying to

Making The Most Of Different Parenting Styles

John and I have always had quite varied interests. When we first met John was a very keen runner and loved his exercise. Don’t get me wrong, he still does but over the years the time able to be spent training for marathons has become less and less. John works 6 days a lot of the time so if he does get some free time and a day off, he doesn’t want to spend it away from Erin. For as long as I can remember Sundays have been John and Erin’s day. Although we are all home together, I have

What To Look For In Your Ideal Wedding Venue

AD – This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  Christmas and New Year is well and truly over and it’s time to start looking forward to other, more exciting events! Wedding season will be in full swing soon and I have recently been showing Erin pictures from our wedding from back in 2013. She loves seeing pictures of things we’ve done and she especially loves our wedding photos because they’re so beautiful. This, in part, was due to the location of where we got married. We got married abroad and although our choice of venue was not

Getting Your Finances In Order When You’re Self-Employed

Last year was my first full January to December year of being self-employed. I think in total it’s been around 18 or 19 months in total now thought but last year, getting to see what being self-employed was like for a full calendar year was an eye opener. Before I quit my job in 2017 I had always worked from being 13. I have been used to earning a regular wage and knowing when I would be getting paid and not only that, but how much I would be getting paid. Being a self-employed blogger brings with it a lot

Exploring More Of Our Local Area In 2019

Growing up we didn’t go on loads of days out and there wasn’t any short breaks away to nearby cities. As soon as I was able to, I wanted to go anywhere else I could to see what other places were like. Now, I am lucky to live in a place as beautiful as Norfolk but after living here for 6 years I haven’t even begun to know what wonderful places there are close by. I know that this is largely due to not being able to drive as a lot of places just aren’t accessible by public transport. This

Introducing… Me!

You might not know it but I have actually been blogging for 10 years this coming summer. Way back when I started I had moved back home from Canada the previous year and I was getting ready to go to university as a mature student to read English. At the time, I was reading quite a lot and writing reviews on some websites which I got paid tiny amounts for. A member of one of those sites gave me some great advice and that was to also create a blog as somewhere to cross post the reviews. I got on

Teaching Erin About The World

Growing up I don’t particularly remember learning too much about the world. Of course, in school we learn about history, geography and religion but personally, I don’t feel as though I really learned enough about the world we live in. My school certainly wasn’t a diverse one and apart from I think about 3 students, everyone was white. As soon as I was old enough with enough money, I started going on holiday, visiting new places around the UK and I even lived in Toronto for a year. I wanted to broaden my knowledge and have experiences different to everything

10 Films I’m Looking Forward To in 2019

If you are a regular reader you might have seen our monthly ‘What We’ve Been Watching‘ feature where we talk about everything and anything that we watch in that month. Something we haven’t done much of in the last year though is to watch films. I only went to the cinema once last year (actually in the last 3 years) and it was only because we got a deal for Now TV on Black Friday that we watched a lot more towards the end of the year. However, there are still plenty of films I’m looking forward to in 2019.