Erin’s Holiday Wardrobe Haul

At this age, small children don’t really go from one summer to the next still being able to wear the same clothes. Erin is so different now compared to a year ago so I knew that I would have to buy her quite a lot of new clothes for our holiday to Majorca. Travelling Outfits As this is our first family holiday abroad, it’s also the first time that Erin will have been on a plane. The flight is only 2.5 hours long but for a toddler, this can be a very long time. With the help of intu Chapelfield

Imaginative Play With Wicked Uncle

Although Erin goes to nursery for 3 days a week we still have 4 days together at home. Since starting nursery back in January the way that Erin likes to play has changed. Her imagination is fantastic and she really loves to be creative. At the same time, she likes to learn something new so I’m always on the look out for new and exciting things for her to play with. Feeling uninspired by the regular places I shop at, I decided to give Wicked Uncle a try. Wicked Uncle is a bit different to other toy shops because of

Preparing A Toddler For Their First Flight

In a few days John, Erin and I will be heading off to Majorca on our first family holiday abroad. I have flown plenty of times before and so has John but this is something completely new for Erin and she has no idea what to expect. Although we are only going on a 2.5 hour flight Erin might get worried or scared as soon as she sees the plane. At the moment she’s quite excited but you can never really be sure how a toddler will react to something. I thought it would be a good idea to put

Tips For Shopping In The January Sales

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are out of the way it means that Christmas will be here pretty soon! That means the January sales are coming too. Well, I’m not really sure if I should call them January sales now. I remember when the sales did start after Christmas but now it seems that there are loads of sales on during the week before Christmas, which is just a bit crazy to me. People can often feel the pressure to go mad in these sales and spend money they don’t have or buy things they don’t need. I asked

Quick Ways To Save When You Have Another Mouth To Feed

So, you have a baby on the way, or your baby has already arrived. Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you, but no doubt a worrying one too. You want to make sure you have your finances in check, and plenty of money to ensure your new addition doesn’t go without. This means you need to start being a little more vigilant with your cash. Here are some quick ways to save when you have another mouth to feed: Change Your Utility Suppliers If you’ve been with the same utility suppliers for a while, the fact is you’re probably

Christmas Shopping: Online VS In Store

Christmas will be here before you know it and just recently, I’ve been thinking about how I like to do my Christmas shopping. With Erin’s birthday being on New Year’s Day, Christmas is a very busy time of year for us and it could all get a bit manic… if I let it. I certainly can’t afford to pay for Christmas and Erin’s birthday within the space of a few short months so this is the best way for me. SwiftMoney recently surveyed 1000 members of the British public and found that 54% prefer in-store shopping, compared to 46% online. I honestly didn’t

Dragonflies, Christmas Trees And The Handmade Fair

Last weekend I headed off to London so that I could go to Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court with my sister and her fiance. Honestly, I am not a crafty person whatsoever but I had been really excited about this for months and months. The Handmade Fair is an outdoor event so with it being in the middle of September, we were expecting the worst. There are various sessions you can attend throughout the day but you need tickets for each. You can either book these at the time of buying your ticket or you can hope