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Our Historic Chatham Dockyard Day Out

He doesn’t like too much fuss so I’ll make this part brief, but my brother turned 18 years old last Saturday. Honestly, I have no idea how my not-so-little brother is officially an adult now. I remember when he was born, I adored him instantly especially as he gifted me a Furby. We had lots of fun growing up. To …

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Special Needs Diary #13 – A Long Needed Update On Our Autism Journey

It’s been nearly a whole year since I last updated or spoke properly about P1’s special needs. It has been such an exhausting year but I think that we are heading in the right direction finally. I learn new things about P1 each day yet it’s hard to actually pin point the differences when people ask us. How do you …

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#BLOGMAS Day 23 – A Cheat’s Home Made Mince Pies

We are literally hours away from Christmas now. I’ve spent today tidying up ready for my eldest to celebrate her birthday tomorrow. Today I thought I’d bring you a recipe that makes creating your own home made mince pies super easy. What’s better is that they are delicious and you’ll definitely earn some points from your guests! You will need: …

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#MakeTracks With A Family & Friends Railcard This Autumn

I pop on a train quite frequently for blog related shindigs but it’s actually quite rare for us to go with the kids or as a family. A few months ago I took P2 by herself to London and she had such a brilliant adventure that it made me want to experience train adventures more often.  We was asked by …

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IOW 2017 Day 8 – Quick Visit To Blackgang & The Ferry Home

The weather was in tune with my emotions for our last day. It was gloomy and foggy. My heart felt heavy with sadness as we prepared to leave The West Bay Club. Staying in the House Of Liz Earle was just magical; it was a fantastic place to recuperate (as much as the girls would allow) in the evenings, for the girls …

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IOW 2017 Day 7 – Blackgang Chine

I actually finally had a more chilled out morning. The motivation and excitement for our day ahead clearly got me out of the incredibly comfortable bed at West Bay. Whilst doing my makeup I heard that dreaded thudding of a child falling down the stairs, thankfully P2 had caught her little sister has she nearly tumbled down the entire flight …

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IOW 2017 Day 3 – Model Village, Tapnell Farm & The Cow Co.

I woke up earlier than the day before. I decided to have a shower and whilst I was half way through shaving my legs, the fire alarm went off. This woke Hubby is a shock and he leaped out of bed to press the button. He ended up pressing it about ten times but it kept coming back on. So …

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A Short Break in Hog Deer Creek At Port Lympne Reserve

I was really excited to get an invite to stay at Port Lympne Reserve. Despite living in Kent for nearly four years, being just around the corner to the reserve, we have never been. It’s one of the things I’ve had on my list of must dos. So getting the invite to not only visit but to stay too, was …

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Our First Experience Of Glamping At Chalke Valley Camping

This summer Hubby put a budget away so that we could go on some mini breaks. It was so exciting to have the chance to pick pretty much anywhere. Hubby randomly decided that Glamping would be a fun idea and found availability at Chalke Valley Camping in Salisbury and so we booked to stay for two nights. Unfortunately the journey …

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A Surprise Trip To LEGOLAND Windsor

Surprises in our family either go down really well or really badly. P1 struggles with the unexpected sometimes but I decided to keep a little surprise to kick start our summer holidays. Hubby booked an Airbnb just up the road from LEGOLAND Windsor. Our family seems to have a theme park bug at the moment and we can’t get enough …

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A Fun Free Activity This Summer

I have felt so much guilt in the leading up to this school holiday. P1 was offered another place in the holiday school. We always sign her up even though it is not compulsory. It benefits her hugely by receiving extra lessons, extra fun and chances to see her friends and even make new ones that she wouldn’t necessarily talk …

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Fearing For Our Future – Another Terrorist Attack

I was woken up this morning to the sound of P2 shouting “Mummy” at 5:30am. This is normal and it’s something that drives me insane every single day. As I got back into bed I checked my phone and there was a notification from our lovely friend in Orlando. She asked if we were all ok and that she was …

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Sykes Cottages Review – Redwood Broadstairs

We have had some amazing opportunities to travel around England. As a family we always pick to travel west of where we live as I like to think we are exploring the country we live in. Recently we decided to change our habit and Sykes Cottages took us along the east coast of Kent to a beautiful cottage in Broadstairs …

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A Family Trip To Cadbury World 2017

It’s been quite a few years since my first ever visit to Cadbury World. I remember having an amazing time and had only been back once again when P1 was very young. Over the past five years I have tried to convince Hubby to let us go there as a family and finally we went. We arrived about half an …

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