LIKE so many of you, Elsie and I have been doing all manner of Halloween things this week for half term. On Monday we went pumpkin picking for the first time (which was more fun than I expected!) yesterday we did plenty of Halloween drawings and on Tuesday we made a trip to our local arty place, the Barnsley Civic to see the perfect Halloween performance, The Witch That Couldn’t
TWO days after Elsie started school, we made a flying visit to London. To show her some of the sights and catch up with family and friends.
AS blogging goes, there have been many highlights for me over the years and my recent trip with Optiwell is most definitely up there. Just a few weeks ago, Elsie and I joined a lovely group of parenting bloggers and kids to stay at a luxury family hotel as guests of Optiwell who organised the special event to give us mamas some much appreciated relaxation as part of their new campaign #ThankGoodness.
WAGAMAMAS is one of my favourite places to go and eat. Since discovering it around ten years ago in London, my love affair with this Japanese -inspired restaurant chain has never diminished.
WHEN I told Elsie I was taking her to Liverpool for the day, she was very excited. She thought that the city would be full of ‘pools’ and that she’d be spending the day in her swimsuit (well it kind of makes sense I guess!), and although I had to point out to her that this wasn’t quite the case, thankfully it didn’t dampen her enthusiasm! We did find
I LOVE London. Every time I visit – often for work, sometimes for pleasure – I discover something new or come across a part of the city which makes my heart flutter. Which is why I’m thrilled to bring you a lovely competition today, which will enable you to go and have fun in our capital for FREE!
IT all started with a dress. This dress. A special Frozen dress (which lights up and has a magical brooch and everything!) Yep, Elsie would go to…Disney On Ice Presents World Of Enchantment, courtesy of the kind people at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena who invited me, Elsie and two guests (my sister Sal and niece Ella) as their VIPs on the front row. A reminder, if ever there was one, that
AFTER a week of being housebound with germs, getting outside at the weekend was a must. A chance to blow off some cobwebs. A chance to visit somewhere we’ve never been. (Even though it’s practically right on our doorstep.) After a relaxing Saturday morning watching films (and crying at the beginning of UP!) we ventured out to Monk Bretton Priory – a ruined medieval priory, less than 10 mins away