The Friday Focus – 24/06/16

I’ve not blogged about this week’s EU referendum but it’s certainly been something that has dominated my thoughts this week.  The uncertainty about the future has left me feeling quite unsettled and worried.  At the time of writing this, the voting has just closed and the result is unknown but I think no matter which way the vote goes, the after effects of this referendum will be felt for quite some time to come.… Read more

Parenting Pep Talk #19 – The Parenting Jungle

Parenting Pep Talk is a weekly series of guest posts all about encouraging other parents by sharing some of our happy moments, the advice that has worked for us and some positive words of encouragement.

 

Today’s post is from Jade who blogs at The Parenting Jungle.  Over to you, Jade!… Read more

Milestone moments: swimming, sports day and sleeping in a big girl bed

The last week has seen a couple of milestone moments for my girls; moments of seeing them taking a step forward, growing in confidence or trying something new.  I’ve found before that being on holiday and stepping out of routine can sometimes help give that push to try something new, and this has certainly been true recently.… Read more

Sharing ten things that we loved about our recent Butlins holiday

Ten things we loved about our Butlins holiday

Butlins is a place that is full of happy memories for me – from various days out and holidays there when I was a child, to hen weekends and trips to Spring Harvest as an adult and then seeing it again through my nieces’ eyes.  We spent our last family holiday as a trio at Butlins Minehead when I was pregnant with Sophie and I loved going back there again recently for our last term-time family holiday before Jessica starts school in September.  We had a wonderful week together and here are some of the things we enjoyed there:

Sharing ten things that we loved from our recent holiday at Butlins

1) The Skyline Pavilion

It doesn’t matter if it’s cold or raining – there is plenty to do indoors and most of the action happens in or around the Skyline Pavilion.  The live shows take place here (some on the main stage, others in venues within the Skyline), as do the photo shoots with the various characters, there are multiple food outlets and shops, plus all the arcade machines and the funfair and outdoor activity areas are just outside the Skyline.… Read more

#366daysofgratitude – Week 24

Throughout 2016 I will be posting a photo on Instagram each day, sharing something that I am grateful for each day as part of my #366daysofgratitude project.  Here are the things I have been grateful for this week:

Narrowboat rides, toddler carriers, board games, Butlins, beaches, bikes and In the Night Garden - the things I'm thankful for this week

Day 164 – I am grateful for my HR workshop finishing early and being able to take the girls on their first narrowboat trip.… Read more

The Friday Focus – 17/06/16

I’ve been quiet on the blogging and social media front this week as we’ve been enjoying our last term-time family holiday. We started with a weekend in Birmingham (as I needed to be there last Sunday for my HR workshop) before heading down to Butlins in Minehead where we’ve spent the rest of the week.  I’ve been here a few times for Spring Harvest (the last time was when I was pregnant with Jessica) and the last time we were here as a family was when I was pregnant with Sophie so there are always lots of memories being relived as we make our way around the site.… Read more

Parenting Pep Talk #18 – Petite Pudding

Parenting Pep Talk is a weekly series of guest posts all about encouraging other parents by sharing some of our happy moments, the advice that has worked for us and some positive words of encouragement.

 

Today’s post is from Zoe who blogs at Petite Pudding.  Over to you, Zoe!… Read more