A belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford

A belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford

Daddy P and I have been married for 7 years. With him being back to full on work mode after our Cornish holiday and Monkey going back to school, it really got rather forgotten. So on Sunday we enjoyed a belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford. It was going… Continue reading »

Matador Freerain24 Waterproof pack-away daypack

Matador Freerain24 Waterproof pack-away daypack

With a holiday to Cornwall in the offing and the Great British weather being as predictable as ever, I knew I’d turn into a packhorse while we were away. The Matador Freerain24 Waterproof pack-away daypack was just what I needed.  It’s lightweight, fits in my handbag when not needed, waterproof (a… Continue reading »

How to entertain the kids for free at Sky Zone Birmingham Airport

How to entertain the kids for free at Skyzone Birmingham Airport

Do you dread hanging around the airport with your family before flights?  I recently looked at how to entertain the kids for free at Sky Zone Birmingham Airport.  Monkey and I had been invited back to our favourite airport to try out the recently relaunched Sky Zone area in their departure… Continue reading »

A day of fun at Odds Farm Park

A day of fun at Odds Farm Park

We’re so lucky to live in an area with lots of attractions within an hour away.  We really are spoilt for choice really.  The downside to this is that you can visit somewhere, enjoy it, and vow to return, and then find that 5 years has passed before you keep… Continue reading »

A day spent tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire

A day spent tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire

We were spending a few days with my best friend earlier this week, and we got to do something a little unusual. A day spent Tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire no less, and you can imagine how much fun Monkey had. I’ve been wanting to take Monkey to visit the National Forest… Continue reading »

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

When we were in Portugal last month my parents suggested a day out at the zoo.  When they told us that there were no ‘big’ animals there, I wasn’t sure how Monkey would react. He does love his Giraffes and Rhinos after all.  But I have to say, my fears… Continue reading »

Stress free solo parent travelling from Birmingham Airport

Stress free solo parent travelling from Birmingham Airport

Stress free solo parent travelling from Birmingham Airport really helped me relax and enjoy my recent trip to Spain with Monkey.  It’s weird really considering how many times I’ve flown over the years, both for holidays and business, but I still can’t relax until I’ve checked in and am sat… Continue reading »

A lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford

A lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford

Monkey and I were spending a day in our county city recently and we were invited to have a lunchtime treat at the Castleyard Cafe Oxford.  The cafe is right next door to the Oxford Castle, and only a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Actually it’s a… Continue reading »

Staying safe in the sun with EVY Sunscreen Mousse

Staying safe in the sun with EVY Sun Mousse

Monkey and I are flying off to Spain tomorrow to see my parents.  I cannot wait for guaranteed blue skies and warm weather.  Let’s face it, our summer, so far, hasn’t really arrived.  There will be a marked different in the temperature as we arrive in rural Andalucia, and I… Continue reading »

Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Along the Algarve you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches> If we’d been staying in the region for longer, we would have explored more.  But our recent trip was all about relaxing with family, without too much driving around.  My parents know the area and were in… Continue reading »