The highs and lows of 2018

Family

Over half way through January and I’ve been a bit slack quiet on the blog front already – sorry about that! My years always seem to start off a bit rubbish and I find it hard to get back into the swing of things after Christmas. (Hope you had a good one!) So I thought I’d start off with an easy post – one of those “find out a bit more about me” types.

I guess as a blogger we like to keep a diary of our lives, and this post is a look back on the previous year. The highs and lows of it all. Thanks to Kate for starting this off and nominating me to join in.  Read more

The Western Cape’s Most Beautiful Small Towns for a Relaxing Getaway

The Western Cape has so much to offer both locals and visitors; from ‘big city’ towns to beautiful
small towns that are charming and interesting to visit. Each have their own uniqueness and special offerings, from winelands, beautiful beaches, nature reserves and museums, to incredible historical landmarks. The Cape is also known for its abundance of diverse history and culture. Read more

Three reasons to visit a Christmas market

Christmas market

Can you believe that I’ve never been to a Christmas market? Well not properly, anyway. I’ve walked through one but it was a fleeting visit so I didn’t get a chance to have a good look around. It’s one thing I’d like to tick off my bucket list though, so maybe next year! There are so many to choose from in the UK; Lincoln, York, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester are just a few of the ones I’m aware of.

The ultimate bucket list though would be to take a trip to a European Christmas market. I imagine visiting a UK one would be a great day out, but I think it would feel much more authentic to be in a completely different country where they are more traditional. Jet2 seems like a great place to start for researching and booking a European Christmas market city break. Read more

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

Talking about dying and what happens after isn’t something anyone really wants to do – especially at this time of year. It’s still considered a taboo subject, particularly in Western society. But it’s something that comes to all of us or someone we know, at some point. Some deaths are expected and we have time to prepare, but what about those that come suddenly and completely unexpected? What do we do then if we’re the closest person to the one who has died? Read more

Meccano Ferrari Formula 1 vehicle | Review

Meccano Ferrari Formula 1 vehicle

Meccano – such a classic toy, isn’t it? It’s been around for so many years and is constantly evolving. I’ve never had any myself; it’s not really something I’ve ever been into, if I’m honest. But the boys, especially Jacob, are beginning to notice it more. As for The Husband, he’s had his fair share of it in his lifetime! With the boys being fans of cars and The Husband having a soft spot for Formula 1, this gave him the opportunity to revisit his Meccano building days and introduce the boys to it!

Construct one of the most iconic Italian racing cars to ever tear up the track! This model car kit gives young builders real tools to piece together metal nuts and bolts, creating an authentic Ferrari Grand Prix Racer!
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