If your partner is anything like mine then you’ll know that birthdays, Christmas and Fathers Day are normally all met with pretty much the same level of answers to the big question of what would they like – nothing. Well, lets be honest, not necessarily nothing because most people would like to receive something (and I like my kids to be able to enjoy giving gifts) but my husband can never really think of anything he fancies. Today I’m partnering with Braun to share some Fathers Day upgrades that dads will love to receive, nothing crazy over the top (sorry, the surfboard my husband wants is still well over budget) but the things that turn something from everyday in to awesome.
Since we moved house a year ago we’ve had a lot to do to our home, it was totally a renovation project and there’s still a lot of work in progress! One of the things that has been the most important to me to try and get right has been the garden. With two young kids I want them to be able to be outside as much as they can and during the summer we’d all rather be outside rather than stuck indoors! After being stuck indoors in the winter eating outside feels like a real treat and it’s a really lovely thing to do as a family and today I’m working with Garden Furniture and Interiors to share some gorgeous dining sets that are perfect for family time together as well as sharing three tips for keeping kids happy while you eat al fresco.
With the sun finally making a return it’s that time of year when we all start to plan more family days out and holidays – after all you have to make the most of the good weather while we have it! As a family we love spending time together outdoors so today I’m really pleased to be working with Experience Freedom to share some information about their Cyclefest which is coming to Sledmere on May 27th. In my previous role before blogging took over I used to work getting people involved in sport and helped get funding for the Olympic Mountain Biking venue for the 2012 Olympics so as you can imagine this is a subject quite close to my heart! I’m also sharing the chance for you to win a pair of tickets to the Cyclefest at Sledmore and the National plus find out about an amazing competition to win a family cycling holiday in France.
It’s been nearly two years since we moved to Cornwall from Essex and I can say hand on heart that it’s been one of the best decisions we ever made. Being able to pop to a quiet beach today with the kids as soon as the sun came out was fantastic, my husband and I often laugh because we’ve been asked so many times why we moved here but in our opinion all you have to do is look around and it’s kind of obvious! Before we moved we got asked lots of questions about how we’d cope with different issues but I don’t think I really knew any of the answers until we’d actually lived here a while and seen how it worked. Pal asked me to share some of my tips so these are how we’ve made life easier when we moved over 300 miles away from our families
You can imagine the scene, Prince Charming slides the slipper on to Cinderella’s foot, it fits! Hurray! Time for celebrations, a flash wedding. There’s only one thing, the Prince leans over and whispers into Cinderella’s ear ‘Ummm, actually Cinder’s I’m skint as anything too. Spent all the royal gold on bitcoin and now that’s collapsed. Don’t suppose a quick wedding at the registry office would be ok? Buttons could be the witness…’ Most of us haven’t been out looking to marry a millionaire but there are certain things you expect in a relationship and a new survey from Shepherds Friendly and psychologist and relationship expert, Dr Becky Spelman has a few surprising insights.