Review: Discovering my ancestry with Living DNA

Review: Discovering my ancestry with Living DNA

Have you ever wondered where you come from? I have always had an intrinsic interest in my family history. I’ve spent hours, days even, scouring genealogy sites. I’ve put together a huge family tree and learnt a lot about my ancestry. Whilst in parts I’ve got back as far as the 13th century, I still have a thirst for knowledge. I particularly want to know more about my mum’s side of the family, as common surnames have made tracing back very difficult. DNA ancestry tests have really intrigued me since I first found out about them. Everything I’ve found out so far shows my ancestors in England, Wales, Ireland and Germany. As such, I’ve been curious to find out whether my ancestors have always remained in this part of the globe, as they have been for the last few hundred years. Thanks to Living DNA, I now have some answers! View Post

A beautiful autumnal day apple picking with a toddler

A beautiful autumnal day apple picking with a toddler

Now that we’re well into October, it won’t be long before the barrage of pumpkin patch photos start flooding social media. Our local pick your own opens tomorrow and I can’t wait. We’ll likely be making a visit, just as we did last year and the year before. However, last weekend we went out to pick something much sweeter! Autumn loves apples, so we thought we’d take her to an orchard to see where they’re grown and pick some too.

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Tips for Making Your Fuel Last Longer

Tips for Making Your Fuel Last Longer

Motoring is a huge expense and particularly when you have to run the kids around every day. It is for this reason why it is worth every parent looking at ways that they can cut back on this expense. Fuel is a major expense and also one of the areas that you could be making big savings – read on for a few different ways that you can make your next tank last a lot longer. View Post

Preparing a short break to Norfolk

Preparing a short break to Norfolk

I haven’t been on holiday to Norfolk since I was 9. However, it’s a holiday I have very fond memories of. I particularly enjoyed Great Yarmouth and sailing a boat along the Norfolk Broads. We recently took Autumn camping in Cornwall, but I’d actually planned to camp closer to home in somewhere like Norfolk or Dorset first! Norfolk is about 2 hours from us in Kent, perfect for a short break. I’ve been chatting to the blogging community about what there is to do in Norfolk if you, like me, are considering having a holiday there. View Post

I’m bringing turkey back: A weekend at BlogOn Toys

I’m bringing turkey back: A weekend at BlogOn Toys

Almost three weeks ago, I went to BlogOn blogging conference in Manchester for the third time. BlogOn Xmas was my first conference in September last year and I loved every moment of it. I wore a turkey hat and by popular demand, I was asked to bring it back again this year! My experience at BlogOn X in May wasn’t as as it should have been as I felt unwell and missed a lot of it, but I was back on form for BlogOn Toys this September and raring to go! I just didn’t bargain on a visit to A&E at Salford Royal Hospital until the early hours of the morning. View Post