Cookhouse and Pub, Rhyl | Review

Photo by Rachel at Coffee, Cake, Kids

During the last couple of years we’ve taken our annual holiday during the summer, but this year we decided to go away over the Easter break. Whilst we usually make a trip to Norfolk, this year we made the decision to visit North Wales instead. With yet another change for our holiday, we often stay in a private cottage but this year we opted for a caravan and spent a week at Presthaven; just a few miles away from the seaside town of Rhyl. Rhyl seafront is currently undergoing a large regeneration project, and one of the recently opened businesses is the Cookhouse and Pub.

We believe bringing good things together makes them even better, from fish and chips or brownies and ice cream to a cheeky gin and tonic.

Along with freshly prepared dishes and delicious drinks, we offer a friendly service and great value.

Cookhouse & Pub, a great place to get together. Read more

How to Save Money on Your Summer Holiday

summer holiday, sunglasses, beach

The price of summer holidays abroad is on the rise and it is becoming harder and harder to find cost-cutting ways to ensure you still have an amazing time that does not break the bank! Luckily for you, however, we have listed below our top tips on how you can save money on this year’s summer holiday whilst ensuring you still get the awesome relaxing break that you deserve. Read more

Our January & February favourites – | Crafting, exploring, and snow

January February favourites

It seems it’s been a while since I last shared a favourites post – back in January with our December favourites in fact! I feel like I’ve been really busy since then, but looking back I don’t think I actually have; probably just lazy, then… We’ve not had that much going on really; we had half term and then the boys’ birthdays, but that’ll go in a March update. I guess I need to share two months worth of favourites in this one!
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Green’s Chocolate Egg Cake Kit | Review

Green's chocolate egg cake kit review

I recently posted a Slimming World friendly Easter recipe, but y’know, you just need “proper” cake sometimes, don’t you? Especially when it’s chocolate, because that’s totally Easter related, right?! And even more so, when it has chocolate eggs on top too!

But sometimes you just can’t be bothered to bake from scratch, or you don’t have the time, or the kids want to bake and you get a bit argh when they make too much of a mess because they want to “help”… But thanks to Green’s and their new Chocolate Egg Cake Kit, you can quickly & easily whip up an Easter delight! Read more

Reliving my childhood holiday memories

Tenerife holiday memories

I’ve been abroad a few times – mainly travelling by boat or road – but I’ve only ever been on an aeroplane once. I remember the exact date I went because it was the date of an event that happened in September when I was a teenager, in 2001. But let’s not be somber here; it was one of my favourite holidays that I can really remember, and the destination was Tenerife. Ever since, I’ve always wanted to go back.

I’ve written previously about how I would love to take the boys on overseas adventures at some point in the future; I know Jacob especially would love to go on an aeroplane. We live right under a flight path so we’re always having discussions about where the people are flying to on holiday – usually, according to J, it’s England! 😀  Read more