Are We Finally Ready To Ditch The Pushchair?

When you are a non-driving family and have a family something that quickly becomes a lifesaver is a pram or pushchair. We ended up having quite a few different models over the years since Erin was born and honestly, I don’t know how I would have coped without using them for so long. At the beginning of the year, with Erin turning 4, I really started to think about whether or not we should still be using the pushchair and if Erin was ready to stop using it. Back in March we went on holiday to Haven in Great Yarmouth, only

BABY born Surprise Series 4 Review

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Over the years we have discovered some wonderful BABY born products and one of Erin’s favourites is BABY born Surprise. I’m not sure I know many (near) 5 year olds that don’t love a blind bag or a surprise toy. BABY born Surprise are now on series 4 and Erin couldn’t wait to see what she got. Each of the BABY born Surprise Series 4* babies come in a beautiful floral blind bag, with a sparkly pink organza bag as somewhere to store each one. The packaging is

An End Of Summer Getaway To Norwich

At the beginning of last week, just before the summer holidays ended we managed to get away for a couple of days to Norwich. This is really only down the road for us, being a 30 minute train journey away. However, we never seem to get enough time there and our day trips are always really rushed. Travelodge had a great deal at some point during lockdown where they offered hotel stays with 2 nights for the price of 1. We ended up booking two separate trips to Norwich (the other for October half term) for less than £100 and

Garden Makeover Ideas For 2021

This year we did quite a lot of unexpected work on the garden. It wasn’t so much because of lockdown but more because we had certain opportunities come up that we couldn’t say no to. I don’t think we ever would have done anything had our next door neighbour offered us a shed. It was the perfect opportunity to knock down ours and replace it. This was something we’d wanted to do since we moved in but just always found better things to spend money on. However, now that we have a lovely area at the back of the garden

Painting Without The Mess With Little Brian Paint Sticks

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Something that Erin loves to do more than anything is to paint but we don’t get to do it much at home. We had a brand new carpet put into our living room/ dining room at the beginning of the year so we mostly only do real painting in the garden now. Luckily, Little Brian Paint Sticks are a really great alternative and then offer a mess free way for children to play and be creative. Paint Sticks dry really fast and they can be used on lots of

Restaurant Review: Middletons Steakhouse and Grill Norwich

During August we ate out a lot. Thanks to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme we were able to afford to go out a bit more than normal and it also meant that we could go places we might not be able to afford normally. However, this scheme only ran on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays and we needed to find somewhere to eat that was decently priced on another day. A couple of years ago we reviewed Middletons Steakhouse and Grill in Norwich but hadn’t been back since. When I started looking at lunch options Middletons came up

Top Jobs To Tackle When You Move House

AD | Collaborative post Moving house can be one of the most stressful times and there’s a lot to think about. My sister and her husband have just bought their first home together and have already got to work on making some changes and making things their own. Here are some jobs that you might want to tackle as soon as you move house, whether it be rented or somewhere you have bought. Electrics Older properties may need quite a bit of work when it comes to the electrics. When we moved into our house in 2014 we had to

Top Tips For Leaving The House On Time

I can’t quite believe it but today is Erin’s first day at school. Well, it’s the first of her shorter transition sessions. Erin doesn’t actually start in Reception full time until 17th September so she’s got a little while to go yet. However, Erin has been going to nursery since she was 2 so we have quite a lot of practice with getting ourselves up and out the door in the morning. If your child will be starting school soon, or maybe even nursery, here are some tips to help you get out the door on time: Pack a bag