Saturday, 19 August 2017

5 Ways How Not To Lose Your Sh*t When Your Kid Starts School

It's no secret. Anyone that knows me knows this time two years I was on a one way ticket to having a small breakdown about my eldest starting school. I found it ridiculously hard. I worried continuously, had sleepless nights about it and tried to persuade my husband to have another child ASAP. Instead? We brought two guinea pigs just to shut me up. This year? It will be my son's turn and of course my heart is breaking all over again but I'm not quite so bad as I know what happens. So I thought I would give you a few ways to prepare yourself during the summer for your child LEAVING YOU and going to school. OK so I'm being a bit melodramatic.

1) Read The Information
You should get a little booklet about your child's new school. One that will tell you times of starting, how long the induction is, what teeny tiny shorts they need to have for PE. Read this. Don't say "yeah I'll read it" and then put it away till the day before. Read it. Highlight bits. Tick bits off when you have bought items. It will make you feel so much more prepared if you get this done before the last week of the holiday. Then you can enjoy your child's first day at school without panicking and screaming at your other half "YOU SHOULD HAVE GOT THE F*CKING SCHOOL BAG!".

Friday, 18 August 2017

How Hungry Horse Saved My Summer Sanity!

Hooray! We are well over half way through the summer holiday! Which is amazing. But with every day I am getting more and more exhausted. I LOVE being with the kids but the combination of working from home, keeping on top of the housework and providing entertainment for twelve hours a day? Is slowly destroying me. So when the Hungry Horse told me about their 'Treat The Family For £15' offer? I knew this could save my sanity the odd day during the next few weeks.

Hungry Horse

Friday, 11 August 2017

9 Reasons You Should Stay At Whitecliff Bay

This summer we were lucky enough to go back and revisit Away Resorts Whitecliff Bay Holiday resort on the Isle of Wight. We stayed for the first time in 2016 and were so excited to be able to return this year. It remains one of my children's all time favourite places to visit so I thought I would chat about nine reasons why we all adore it so much!

Away Resorts, Whitecliff Bay

1. Accommodation
This year we stayed in one of the resorts luxury caravans. What struck me at first was that this was no ordinary caravan. With a large spacious living room and master bedroom it contained two toilets and sinks which is ideal when staying with a family. We were provided with towels, miniatures bath products and even a game of monopoly. But the favourite thing for the kids was? Two TVs. Which meant they could watch Tiny Pop whilst Daddy and I watched the news (OK Celebrity Big Brother).

Away Resorts, Whitecliff Bay

Thursday, 10 August 2017

11 Ways To Feel Beach Ready (Even When You're a Bit Chubby)

1. Lose a sh*t load of weight three months before you go on holiday...

2....Or forget to do this and plan to rock the body you've already got.

3. NEVER try on costumes in Primark. Sure you can get three for £20. But the way your soul is destroyed as it dawns on you that your body is too long, your gut is too big and your tits are too saggy to fit into them is not worth the hassle. Invest in an over the shoulder boulder holder from M&S. And try not to cringe as you hand over £36.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

8 Ways To Prepare For Camp Bestival!

We were recently lucky enough to be invited to visit Camp Bestival which took place at Lulworth Castle, Dorset. We went for the first time two years ago as part of the Camp Bestival blogger ambassador scheme and had such an amazing time we jumped at the chance to have another crack at it. This year though? Was a totally different experience as it rained. And rained. So below are some top tips if you are thinking of going next year of great things to do...and how to cope with an unexpected downpour.

You Can Still Festival If You Don't Camp
I am not a camper but this doesn't stop me enjoying Camp Bestival. Again we stayed off site in Weymouth. This time choosing a local Premier Inn which was perfectly located by the beach. We visited for the Saturday and Sunday but still felt that we got a pretty amazing festival experience. If you want to stay on site but don't fancy the hassle of unpacking your tent? Then maybe splash out on one of the beautiful Yurts available.