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Landal Darwin Forest – Glade Exclusive Lodge Review

Landal Darwin Forest – Glade Exclusive Lodge Review

Landal Darwin Forest is owned and operated by Pinelodge Holidays in partnership with Landal GreenParks – and is, to my mind, an ideal alternative to … View Post
7 years of supply teaching

7 years of supply teaching

Facebook reminded me earlier this month that it’s now seven years since I gave up full time teaching and a hideous daily commute … View Post
Siblings – September 2019

Siblings – September 2019

Oh we were ready for back to school this month! After a full seven and a half weeks off school and in each other’… View Post
America – Is a multi destination trip the way forward?

America – Is a multi destination trip the way forward?

I think when you’re flying a long way, it can be tempting to fit as much into your trip as possible – you want … View Post
Ten things we love about Swim Academy

Ten things we love about Swim Academy

Amy started swimming with Puddle Ducks shortly before her second birthday, moving up to Swim Academy when she turned four – almost two years ago … View Post
Make My Blinds – Review

Make My Blinds – Review

I’ve always hated our kitchen blinds. They were put up as a cheap “put me on” solution when we had our kitchen extension … View Post
Aldi Kit for Schools

Aldi Kit for Schools

This September, Aldi have launched a really exciting campaign offering schools across the UK the chance to win £20,000 through it’s new Kit For … View Post
Work At Home Mum Guilt

Work At Home Mum Guilt

Mum Guilt isn’t something I usually buy into. Most of the time I just accept I’m doing the very best I can. … View Post
Nixplay Seed Smart Photo Frame – Review

Nixplay Seed Smart Photo Frame – Review

Every now and again you come across a product and think, “I know someone that would be perfect for” – as soon as I read … View Post
Working from Home is on the Rise

Working from Home is on the Rise

We love being at home. We love being able to wake up bright and early, put on that kettle for our morning coffee and … View Post
Back to school, back to normal

Back to school, back to normal

It feels customary now to come home from the first school run of the new academic year and write about our summer and the … View Post
Catgill Farm Campsite, Bolton Abbey – Review

Catgill Farm Campsite, Bolton Abbey – Review

It is becoming something of a Butler / Burgess tradition to spend the last weekend of the school holidays camping together. It’s a really … View Post
Our Family – August 2019

Our Family – August 2019

As you’d expect, August has been a flurry of sunshine, ice cream and days out with friends – as well as a week at … View Post
Increase Wi-Fi Speeds and Bring Dead Spots to Life with a D-Link Smart Mesh Router | AD

Increase Wi-Fi Speeds and Bring Dead Spots to Life with a D-Link Smart Mesh Router | AD

D-Link EXO AC2600 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router Review You know I’m going to be handing over to Dave for this techy review . . . Fast … View Post
Back to school with Start-Rite

Back to school with Start-Rite

I have a long history of hating shoe shopping for my gang – I’ve always found it really stressful. The responsibility of looking after … View Post
Family Friendly Festivals to Consider in 2020

Family Friendly Festivals to Consider in 2020

[I’m currently updating this post with information for family friendly festivals in 2020 as it becomes available!] Summer 2018 was super festival heavy for us … View Post
Crowden (The Camping and Caravanning Club) – Review

Crowden (The Camping and Caravanning Club) – Review

We’ve just spent two nights at Camping and Caravanning Club site, Crowden with the Butlers. We chose the site mainly based on it’… View Post
Indestructible school shoes from Treads – Giveaway

Indestructible school shoes from Treads – Giveaway

With September creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking about school uniform and new shoes – all three of my children need … View Post
YAZOO Stronger Bones Challenge | AD

YAZOO Stronger Bones Challenge | AD

I’m going to hold my hands up and say that I’m not a naturally active person – and this isn’t something I … View Post
Siblings – August 2019

Siblings – August 2019

As you can imagine after a month of basically living in each other’s pockets through the summer holidays, there’s been plenty of … View Post