Christmas at Bluestone: Day 1

Christmas at Bluestone: Day 1

As is often the way at this time of year, there are lots of nasty bugs and viruses going around. I’ve managed to catch a lot of them, being unwell from the end of September until now (with the exception of only one week!) I’ve been particularly poorly over the last couple of weeks since we got back from Bluestone. Unfortunately, it’s put me behind with everything. My poor little blog has had hardly any attention. Just working and looking after Autumn has taken up all my energy!

Anyway, that’s enough whining. I’m excited because I can finally write about our lovely week at Bluestone, visiting Elftopia (Kingdom of the Elves) and seeing many of the things that Christmasland had to offer! I’ve been itching to write a diary of our week. It will be lovely for Autumn to look back on when she’s older! View Post

Prepping yourself and your home for Christmas with JD Williams

Prepping yourself and your home for Christmas with JD Williams

December is now in full swing and Christmas is almost close enough to touch! There’s always a lot to be thought about, from making the home festive to finding the perfect Christmas party outfit! Luckily, JD Williams have you covered for any eventuality, from gifts to decorations to sparkly dresses!

I have been getting so excited about Christmas over the last week or so. Festive scents fill the air, the decorations are down from the loft and there are even mini Christmas trees in the garden! View Post

Must visit London attractions for Christmas & New Year

Must visit London attractions for Christmas & New Year

There’s something special about London. It’s such a vibrant city with so much to see and do. Whilst it’s lovely to take a picnic in St James’ Park and see the changing of the guards in the summer and visit Greenwich Park in the Autumn, this time of year brings with it a new kind of magic.

Greenwich Park and Autumn leaves

Greenwich Park in the Autumn

Let’s take a look at some of the places which are must visits at this time of year. View Post

Easy bookkeeping for young families

Easy bookkeeping for young families

For most young families, bookkeeping is rarely the first thing on their mind. There’s so much else going on in life that leaving money to take care of itself often happens, whether by accident or design.

Simple bookkeeping can help in many ways. From saving for a rainy day to simply anticipating upcoming expenses, when you’re in control of your money you get a sense of security and satisfaction. View Post

6 Highlights of our Christmas trip to Bluestone

6 Highlights of our Christmas trip to Bluestone

We were recently invited for a midweek break at Bluestone, Wales. Pembrokeshire is such a beautiful part of the world and we’ve previously been on holiday there for our honeymoon and first anniversary/babymoon. I’ve heard wonderful things about Bluestone, so I was very excited. To add to the excitement, at this time of year, it transforms into Christmasland. There are lots of Christmas activities on, including Kingdom of the Elves which I’ve heard so much about. This year’s theme is a visit to Elftopia.

I want to blog in more detail about our week away soon, but first, here are my 5 top highlights! View Post