Unisex Sunglasses From Zippo

AD | Gifted Summer might have come to an end but there are some things I’m not willing to give up just yet. One of those things are my sunglasses! There are still some days where it’s quite warm and the sun gets really bright, especially when I’m walking across the park on the way to taking Erin to and from nursery. I hate having to squint so I always have a pair of sunglasses in my bag or in the pocket of the pushchair. John and I both needed new sunglasses this year and we found some wonderful designs

How We Spent The Summer Holidays

AD | Includes gifted experiences Even though Erin started nursery just a few days after she turned 2, she attended all year round for a while. It was only because we had to change which nursery she went to that it turned into just term time attendance. So, this summer was our first real summer holidays and I honestly didn’t really know what to expect. I had a bit of money saved up before the summer holidays started and I carefully budgeted for certain days out. We had some plans in place and I wanted to make sure we could

Summer Holiday Bucket List Update

With this summer being my first real summer holidays with Erin I wanted to try to make the most of it. Sometimes, unless you have some kind of plan in place I think you can find yourself doing the same old thing a lot or staying at home when you could be out doing something fun and exciting. Personally, I need a bit of inspiration or ideas for things to do so I thought a summer bucket list would be a good idea. When I came up with the bucket list I wanted to make sure that most things would

6 Crafts For Kids To Do This Summer

AD | Collaborative post We’re half way through the summer holidays and I’ll be honest, I’m running out of ideas of things to do with Erin at home. While we have had some fantastic days out to places like Holt Country Park and Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, I have tried to make sure that we have some ‘at home’ days to relax a bit and do some things that aren’t quite as exhausting. One of Erin’s absolute favourite crafty type thing to do at home is what we call ‘sticking’. I have a couple of boxes of craft items and paper

Fun In The Sun With A Family Barbecue

AD | Gifted Items Last weekend we finally had some really nice weather and I wanted to take the opportunity to get out in the garden and have some fun. I’m not sure why but we haven’t had a family barbecue for a few years now and I think the last one was when Erin was about 6 months old. I’ll be honest here and say the idea stressed me out a little bit. As we have the largest garden our house is the place where everyone comes but a crazy toddler and a big barbecue was not my idea

The Cost Of The Summer Holidays

AD | Collaborative post With the summer holidays coming up I am personally thinking about what we might like to do and more importantly, how I am going to make our money stretch for 6 weeks. Up until now, I don’t think I really thought about how much Erin being off school for so long would affect our finances. When Erin is at nursery I know that she has a good breakfast beforehand to get her set up for the day. During the nursery day Erin has a snack in the morning, the packed lunch I send her with, and

Summer Holiday Bucket List 2019

I can’t quite believe the summer holidays are only about 4 weeks away. The last half termSummer Holiday Bucket List 2019 only seemed like yesterday and I thought I would have plenty of time to get planning some activities for the summer holidays. That time seems to be running out really fast though and I’ve hardly planned anything. 6 weeks is a lot of time to fill and I’m so used to Erin being at nursery for 4 days a week now that I’m not quite sure how to make it fun all the time for her. So, what I

Celebrating Summer With A Beer52 Subscription

AD | Paid collaboration It has been said that Britain is set to experience another heatwave this year in the form of a Spanish plume. The Met Office have said that although we won’t see the warmth in the next week or two, it could be here are early as the end of May. It looks like we’re set to have an early start to summer this year. As soon as the weather is even some kind of nice we tend to head out into the garden as a family. Our house has quite a large garden and it’s a