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Spooktastic, family fun at intu Chapelfield this half term

Free Halloween-themed craft activities and safe trick or treating

 Halloween is creeping up and intu Chapelfield has some spook-tacular family activities lurking around the corner with its half term Kids’ Club. From Wednesday 25 October to Sunday 29 October children will be able to enjoy fun, Halloween-themed crafts as well as taking part in the Big Trick or Treat.  And to round it all off there’s the chance to vote for the ‘best in show’ at the annual retailer pumpkin competition. Continue reading Spooktastic, family fun at intu Chapelfield this half term

Elves Behavin’ Badly

I have some very exciting news. I am a brand ambassador for Elves Behavin’ Badly. From the 1st December up until Christmas our elves will be up to mischief and I’ll be sharing it across my social channels.

Elves Behavin' Badly
Sleepover – We’ve got enough Elves at home to make it a pretty epic sleepover

Unless you’ve been living under a brick for the past few years you’ll have come across the Elf phenomenon in its many guises.

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Heading to the Coast with Greater Anglia #LetTheAdventureBegin

This bank holiday week husb and I are both off work, woop woop! So what better way to kick things off than to head to the coast on the train. Greater Anglia have started a new campaign #LetTheAdventureBegin and by hopping onto a train at our local station we did have an adventure!

Young boy on a train
L was so ready to #LetTheAdventureBegin he was very vocal telling us

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Our day at Beamish

When we went on holiday with Verdant Leisure we made the most of all County Durham had to offer, including a visit to Beamish. Well two actually! So I thought I’d write about our experience.

Feeling Calm
Even the weather was on our side. It may have been raining when we arrived but it was sunny by the time we left.

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Our Visit to Castle Acre

Earlier in the year I treated us to English Heritage membership. To be fair it was a no brainer. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £30 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it was next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.

Castle Acre
Views of Castle Acre Castle

I’m going to try to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We’ve already made our money back on the membership, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Our Visit to Framlingham Castle

Earlier in the year I treated us to English Heritage membership. To be fair it was a no brainer. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £30 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it was next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.

Feeling Calm
Framlingham Castle

I’m going to try to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We’ve already made our money back on the membership, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Our Visit to Audley End

Earlier in the year I treated us to English Heritage membership. To be fair it was a no brainer. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £30 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it was next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.

Weekend Off
Audley End

I’m going to try to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We’ve already made our money back on the membership, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Wynyard Hall – Our Luxury Weekend

Like every parent we crave a bit of time off, so when Wynyard Hall asked if we would like to stay I grabbed the opportunity to get L off to his grandparents and booked some time in their Spa!!

Wynyard Hall
Such a view

Wynyard Hall is in County Durham, so a fair old journey for us, but we were yet to celebrate our wedding anniversary and love the area having recently been on holiday nearby so it was perfect for us. I am so glad we made the journey. It is seriously the most luxurious weekend I have ever had. EVER.

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What We Took Camping

We kicked off July with our first ever camping trip. We headed to the New Forest for a Park Ranger weekend with Camping in the Forest and got to meet Chris Packham.

So what did we take for our first ever camping trip?

Camping with a toddler
Surveying his territory

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5 Things I Find Stressful About Holidays

I love a good holiday, but there are certainly elements I find very stressful, so I use Rescue Remedy.

Travelling with Rescue
Life can be an adventure

Check out my vlog over on YouTube to find out what makes me feel the stress.  Continue reading 5 Things I Find Stressful About Holidays