19 August 2019

Why You Should Consider a Honeymoon in Santorini

When it comes to planning a wedding, you want to make sure that everything is perfect so you can make sure your day goes as best as it can without any problems or disasters. But as well as the planning for the big day, you also want to make sure your honeymoon is planned out perfectly so that everything runs smoothly from the big day up until the honeymoon.

If you are still looking to find the perfect honeymoon destination, then you have come to the right place, this is because, in this article, we will discuss the reasons why you should consider a honeymoon in Santorini. If this is something you are interested in, then make sure you keep reading this article to find out more information. 

09 August 2019

Your Wedding Aesthetic: Why It's Important And How To Choose One

Let’s not beat around the bush - wedding planning can be a bit of a slog. Between finding a venue, working out a guest list, choosing your dress, and deciding on wedding flowers, there can be a seemingly endless list of things to do in preparation for your big day.

Another critical step is settling on a wedding aesthetic. This is essentially the overall style of your wedding, which represents the look and feel you want for your big day, incorporating decorations, colour palette, and dress code. By tying all these elements into one wider design narrative, your wedding will have a cohesive feel which embodies you and your partner’s styles and personalities. They could be broader themes, whether rustic, vintage, or whimsical, or even something zanier and more specific - perhaps take ideas from the fantasy world of The Wizard of Oz or the opulence of
Marie Antoinette.

But with so many things to consider, it can be difficult to make up your mind on a single aesthetic, let alone bring it to life. Here are a few things to bear in mind as you try to make a decision...

05 August 2019

Keeping the Community Clean with McDonald's #KUTCU

Ever since the Mini Mes were tiny toddlers I would teach them about the importance of caring for the environment. I'd get them to pop their litter in the bin after consuming snacks and I'd also let them help at home with the recycling each week, whether that was sorting it into the different coloured boxes or reusing items in our craft activities.

When they're taught from a young age and little tasks become a part of their routine I find that they soon become habit - and now they tidy up after themselves without any reminders being required (the majority of the time!).

31 July 2019

WIN Tickets To National Forest Adventure Farm (And See The Moon Landing Maze)

Following months of planning, the National Forest Adventure Farm has now revealed the design of its annual maize maze which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

The maze design features Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission Saturn V rocket recreated in maize form.

Located near Burton upon Trent, the Farm had kept the design of the maize maze a closely guarded secret and this year farm mascot Crumpet the Cow flew to the edge of space to reveal the unique design. The fluffy Friesian travelled over 35,000m capturing images of the maze design on a 4k high definition, 360° digital camera before parachuting back to earth safely.

30 July 2019

WIN Tickets To Spectacular Summer Shows At Warwick Castle

This summer, guests can marvel at daily shows to wow all of the family, from epic battles and horseback stunts in Wars of the Roses LIVE to avian aerial acrobatics over the River Avon.

Alongside the 1,100 years of history and exciting activities, this year new displays like The Falconer’s Quest, the UK’s biggest birds of prey show, means there is more than ever to
experience at the Castle.

26 July 2019

Men’s Warmer Weather Clothing Trends for Spring/Summer 2019

With the warmer weather finally upon us and here to stay (fingers crossed), it's a great time to think about updating your wardrobe for the new season. Generally I will purchase a few keys pieces which I can mix and match, whilst clinging on to a couple of old favourite items, whilst the Mini Mes tend to opt for trusty jeans, funky print tees and some new footwear. It's usually the man in my life I really struggle to buy for! 

This year however I've been investigating the catwalk trends for men and hopefully these ideas will give you some fashion inspiration too. Most items you can pick up fairly cheaply and quickly from large retailers, like Jacamo, and they're practical to wear for everyday family life as well.

25 July 2019

7 Things I've Learnt As A Parent

Since the very first moment I held my newborns in my arms it has been an incredible learning journey. You may think as a parent you're the one teaching your child as you raise them but you certainly do develop and change as a person too. You grow as your little one does.

Here are seven things I've learnt as a parent...

Your best is good enough
Parents really give themselves a hard time but you should know that you're doing a wonderful job and you are a good parent. If you're worrying about how well you're doing that alone is a sign that you care enough to be concerned and you're therefore a pretty good mum or dad.  It's okay for your child to have chicken nuggets and chips from time to time and you shouldn't feel guilty, it's okay to raise your voice or get grumpy when you're sleep deprived and it's okay to leave the dishes on the side for a day. People may judge you at times for your choices on breast/bottle feeding or disposable/cloth nappy usage but if your kids are happy and healthy that's all that matters.