Posts by KatieP

THE TALE OF MY HEALTH SCARE (AKA THE FRIGHT OF MY LIFE)

ITALY was, as I expected, just incredible! We had the most wonderful time in the stunning area of Lake Maggiore, in our Bookings For You villa and I cannot wait to share the photos and travel tales with you all, very soon. (Once I’ve edited the hundreds of photos I snapped, that is!) However, it was also one of the strangest holidays I’ve ever had, because whilst I was there, I

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CIAO, I’M OFF TO ITALY!

SADLY, I’m not moving there. But it’s totally true. Tomorrow I’m jetting off to Italy with my family to stay in the stunning Italian Lakes, courtesy of Bookings For You. We’ll be staying at Lake Maggiore, far North of the country and just five miles from the Swiss border, and I’ll be reviewing this beautiful family villa which boosts lake views, private terraces and stunning contemporary decor. *does a dance

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SAVE MONEY WITH & MEET THE ‘COUPON DETECTIVE’!

IF you’ve ever wondered why people collect ‘coupons… Or have thought (like me) that coupons are a little old fashioned, then this is the post for you! Because today I am going to introduce you to a ‘Coupon Detective’ no less, the brilliant Jennifer Drew who, let me tell you, is an absolute whizz at extreme couponing. Previously a teacher, Jennifer has now teamed up with Ashleigh Swan, one of

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“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.”

#WISDOMINHEELS – JOAN RIVERS

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.”

PUT THE SPARK BACK IN YOUR LOVE LIFE – WITH TRAVEL

YOU know what’s it’s like. At the beginning of any relationship, you just can’t get enough of each other. You’re mad for each other. Crazy and full of non stop passion. But eventually life takes over. (It has to) And careers and deadlines and children and houses, and everything else, takes all of your attention. Our love lives can often be put unintentionally on the ol’ back burner as we

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WIN A BEAUTIFUL SILK SCARF

IT’S getting nippy out there. So it’s time to wrap up warm and get acquainted with your big knits, mittens and layers. Chunky woollen scarves are wonderful and cosy, but, if you want something softer and more delicate to keep you warm then I have just the thing for you all… Because the fabulous brand CharmChuri London have given me this stunning scarf to give away to one lucky reader. CharmChuri

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HOW TO GET A SPIRITED CHILD TO SLEEP

I DON’T normally write ‘how to’ posts for parents. One, because I am no expert. And two, well because even the experts don’t always have the answers. Us mums, us dads, we all know that there is no rule book for parenting. No essential guide book that will make this parenting malarkey a breeze. It’s tricky. It’s testing. It’s pretty much all trial and error. But goodness me, if there

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QUIRKY HOLIDAY PLACES I’D LOVE TO VISIT IN THE UK

AH travel. There’s something about staying in a different place, having a change of scene, that’s just so good for the soul. Certainly if I had my way, I would travel every single week to a different destination if I could. But when you think about travel, how much do you think about staying in the UK? Because although whilst it’s true, we may not have the best weather in

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