Wednesday 30 May 2018

Things I Loved May 2018

May is now coming to an end and it is time for me to write about the things that I have loved from the month gone by again. It doesn't seem long ago since I was writing about the things I loved in April, this month really has gone by so fast as we have had an amazing month. May used to be a month I dreaded as it is the anniversary of my mam's death, now May is a happy month as both myself and my brother have daughters born in May and this May was filled with lots of extra lovely things. 

So here are some of the things I have loved and that have made me happy this month. 


Tuesday 29 May 2018

Simply Beach - Holiday Essentials

At the start of the month, we went on a family holiday to the beautiful island of Majorca for some much-needed sunshine and relaxing (well as relaxing as can be with three children). We had the most amazing holiday and even though we have only been home a couple of weeks I am already planning next years holiday and have my eye on a luxury resort in Greece. I have a serious case of the holiday blues right now, I am longing to feel the golden sand between my toes again, feel the waves splashing over my feet and feel the warm sun on my skin. 

If I didn't have my wedding to save up for next year then I would most definitely have already booked another holiday for later on this year. Luckily we live near the Northumberland coast so I think I will just have to try and enjoy a few beach days at home instead this summer, fingers crossed for sunshine. I am certainly ready for the beach as I bought lots of lovely summer clothing for our holiday and I was also gifted some super lovely items from Simply Beach to take with us on our holiday.

Beach towel, silver flip flops and large beach bag on a beach in Majorca


Wednesday 23 May 2018

Win A £100 Voucher To Spend At Frederick Thomas This Father's Day

Father's Day is on the 17th of June this year, which is also my partners birthday so I will have to get him something extra special this year. I don't know about you but I always struggle buying Father's Day gifts as the shops just seem to be full of mugs, pint glasses and socks and there is only so many of those that one person needs. If you too are struggling with what to buy your dad or partner this Father's Day then I have just the giveaway for you. 

To celebrate Father's Day on Sunday the 17th June 2018, one lucky reader can win a £100 voucher to spend online at


Monday 21 May 2018

Our First Family Holiday To Majorca, Pirates Village Santa Ponsa

At the start of May, we went on our very first family holiday abroad as a family of five and we had a brilliant time. As it was the little twos first time on a plane and going abroad we wanted somewhere that was a short flight away and where the weather would be sunny but not too hot, so we decided to go to the beautiful island of Majorca which is just a two and a half hour flight and would not be too hot at this time of year. We booked Pirates Village hotel on an all-inclusive basis with Jet2 Holidays, as we had read so many great reviews on TripAdvisor and it looked like a really family-friendly hotel that was ideal for young children. 

Pirate themed hotel Majorca

Friday 18 May 2018

Smyths Toys Is Hosting A Free Party

Next weekend is a bank holiday weekend and it is also the start of the May half-term holidays, if you don't have any plans yet then why not head to your local Smyths toy store. Smyths will be hosting free parties at all of their stores next Saturday the 26th May 2018 from 9am to 2pm, there is no need to book either as you just turn up on the day and there will be lots going on to keep children entertained. 

Smyths toys party

Thursday 17 May 2018

Disney Emoji Toy Review

My little girl Sophia is a huge fan of Disney and she also loves any kind of collectable, so when I heard about the new series two range of Disney Emoji products I knew these would be right up her street. Based on the popular Disney Emoji Blitz smartphone game and 'As Told By' stories on YouTube there are 28 much-loved Disney Characters to collect. The range includes collectable, Chatties plushes and Swapsies large plushes. 

To celebrate the recent release of the Disney Emoji series two range we were sent a selection of products from the range to see what Sophia thought of them. 

Disney Emoji products

Wednesday 16 May 2018

SwimFin Review

We have recently returned from our first family holiday abroad to the beautiful island of Majorca. We stayed at Pirates Village which is a brilliant hotel for children as it has a fantastic pool area with slides, splash buckets and pools of varying depths. When we booked I knew my youngest son Jacob, aged 3 would want to be in the pools all of the time, however, at just 3 years old he can't quite swim yet. So I began searching for pool aids to keep him safe and to help him feel confident in the water, as he finds armbands and rubber rings restrictive. 

So when we were recently offered a SwimFin to review this seemed like the perfect swimming aid to help Jacob build water confidence and enjoy himself in the swimming pools. The SwimFin comes in a range of different colours, we got an orange one which is his favourite colour. As you can guess from the name it is shaped like a fin and you attach it to your children's back with the velcro straps provided, meaning that it does not get in the way when they are swimming. 

orange swimfin


Tuesday 15 May 2018

Things I Loved April 2018

I am super late in writing this post as I normally write about things that I have loved at the end of each month. However, at the very end of April we jetted off on our first family holiday abroad, it was so nice to relax in the sunshine, spend quality family time together and have a break from normal everyday life. We had such an amazing holiday and the children are already begging us to return to Majorca, they loved it that much!

I have also really enjoyed my break from social media and blogging too but now I am feeling refreshed and ready to get back into the swing of things. I will be writing some blog posts about our holiday as we took so many photos and videos of our stay and so many people have asked us what the hotel was like. But for now, I thought I would write about some of the things that I loved in April 2018. 

Santa Ponsa Bay In Majorca, cliffs, sea, boats
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