Play More outside this summer with Sudocrem | Giveaway

Outside

I’m not going to lie; I’m not one to strictly limit tablet screen time with the boys. If I want a lie in, I’ll use it; if I need a break, I’ll use it; if they ask to watch whilst eating lunch, I’ll usually let them. (As long as we’re not sitting as a family – they’re not allowed their tablet then). They don’t watch television as much as they used to, and if they do then it’s usually a chill out time with us.

Since we’ve been living in the countryside they play outside a lot more than they used to. Before that, we had a communal concrete yard so it wasn’t that great for them. But now we have three different areas in which they can play, and we often go for walks along the river bank. There’s a certain place along there, that they pretend is a boat and they are fishermen!  Read more

10 years wed | A letter to my husband

10 years wed

Dear “The Husband”,

That’s what I usually refer to you as on here, but today I’m going to use your actual name, Paul; the one I said during our vows 10 years ago.

Looking back to 13 and a half years ago when we met and began dating, we were both young; not sure if we were going to be long term. But then six weeks later, you asked me to marry you – and I obviously said yes! Marriage would have to wait though, as I was heading off to University in nine months time. For many, that could have been a make or break, but not for us. We still saw each other at weekends, which kept our love alive. I don’t believe I missed out, as I just partied through the week!

Fast forward a year or so and we set a date for our wedding; no more than a couple of months after I would be finishing Uni! Who thought it would be a good idea to plan a wedding and do a degree at the same time? Me! But I we managed it – somehow! And it’s up there as one of the greatest days of my life.

Wedding day

Fast forward another 10 years and here we are today. We’ve had our amazing ups, and also we’ve battled some truly devastating downs. But that’s the thing, we battled through; we fought for each other, as husband & wife should do. We probably have more battles to fight further down the line – especially the one we’re having for our first born at the moment. We’ve loved each other, we’ve disliked each other at times; but that’s the stubbornness and fight in us both!

10 years

I love you; happy anniversary. And here’s to the next ten years.

Stacey x

Home-made Scotch eggs | Recipe

Scotch egg

Often seen as a guilty pleasure, Scotch eggs can also be a great on-the-go snack or protein-packed addition to a picnic. As well as protein, Scotch eggs are also high in choline – a nutrient that helps regulate brain and nerve function and keep energy levels high.

There are a fair few calories in these eggy snacks, too; but a great way to minimise preservatives and know exactly what you’re eating is to make your own – and it’s not as hard as you might think! Read more

Merrivale Model Village, Great Yarmouth | Review

Merrivale Model Village

Whenever we go on holiday in the UK and I’m planning days out, I’ll often try and find a model village nearby. I think they’re so interesting; the time & effort that must go into them, and walking round we all feel like giants! We love spotting country famous landmarks, and also places that are local to the model village. We’d visited Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth as a couple, years ago now, but the boys had never been.

Welcome to Merrivale Model Village,one of Great Yarmouth’s best-loved attractions, a fantastic model village set in an acre of floral landscaped gardens on the sea front.Take your time to discover this captivating model village and its charming inhabitants. … Sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding Merrivale model village and be enchanted by every-day life in miniature. Read more