5 tips When Visiting Alton Towers FI

 5 Tips When Visiting Alton Towers and the Weather isn’t on Your Side

On the weekend we went to Alton Towers, a trip we had planned back in February. As the weekend approached the constant weather watching started. It wasn’t looking good, with rain showers all day and a feels like temperature of around 5 degrees. A cold and wet 2 and 7 year old didn’t fit in our planning equation. Continue reading ” 5 Tips When Visiting Alton Towers and the Weather isn’t on Your Side”

Healthy and Easy Thick Minestrone Recipe - FI

Healthy and Easy Thick Minestrone Recipe

One of my downfalls when trying to lose weight is finding something quick, easy and healthy at the end of a long day. The slow cooker has become my best friend over the winter, as well as frozen veg. You can chuck all ingredients in and cook while spending time with the kids or while you’re at work.  With 15 minutes prep time here is my Healthy Easy Thick Minestrone Recipe.

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Merlin Annual Pass Weighing up the pros and cons

Merlin Annual Pass Weighing Up the Pros and Cons

On Saturday, we were deciding where to go to have a family day out. The park was out of question as it the weather was not good. While googling for ideas, one thing that came up was SeaLife and Legoland discovery at the Trafford Centre. When I went to see how much it would cost to visit, I seen the January sale on Merlin Annual Passes. We had been contemplating getting passes ever since we visited Alton Towers a few years ago.  So I weighed up the pros and cons again and decided after doing so to get the family the pass. Continue reading “Merlin Annual Pass Weighing Up the Pros and Cons”

How to Make Easy Jumping Clay Tree Decorations. FI

How to Make Easy Jumping Clay Tree Decorations.

Our tree is up and it’s time to crack on with the Christmas decorations. This morning we made some tree decorations out of Jumping Clay. With a 20 month old, the tree is an attractive *toy* so I wanted some decorations that wouldn’t be damaged if she pulled them off and played with them. So with some Jumping Clay, phone charm attachments and cookie cutters the kids and I made some tree decorations. Here is how you could make them too.

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Christmas Gift Guide to Keep Their Creativity Sparked Post Christmas.

It is almost December, and those first doors of the advent calendar will be opened and the festive build up will kick up a notch. ( if that is even possible! ). I love the magic of Christmas but after the 25th, the excitement comes to an end. So I have put together my Christmas gift guide to keep their creativity sparked post Christmas, and maybe even help you keep your sanity in the remainder of the school holidays.

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A weekend of Sunshine and anew camera - FI

A Weekend of Sunshine and a New Camera

Ever have those times when you walk into a shop to get something, and walk out with something completely unexpected? Well this is what I did on Friday. I went out to purchase my mother in-law a Chromebook and left with a new camera. So with a weekend of sunshine and a new camera, my weekend plans went out the window. Replacing room sorting and tips runs with a shopping trip to the Piece Hall. Continue reading “A Weekend of Sunshine and a New Camera”

3 Quick Snack Ideas – When Only Chocolate Will Do #WeightWINSday

Sleep deprivation doesn’t go hand in hand with healthy eating. Your exhausted and want something sweet and comforting. There is times all you want to do is grab something quick and chocolately.  Last weekend I got very little sleep due to a poorly little Ro. I wanted something sweet but didn’t have the energy or much prep time. So for this weeks #WeightWINSday, here is 3 quick snack ideas when only chocolate will do. Continue reading “3 Quick Snack Ideas – When Only Chocolate Will Do #WeightWINSday”