Monday, 1 May 2017

Our Devon Family Holiday | April 2017




Hey Everyone sorry I've been missing from my Blog the last couple of weeks.. the Easter Holidays just took over, which wasn't a bad thing as its nice to switch off and relax and have some family time!

We went away to Axminster for the 2nd week of the holidays which was amazing ,we had the best weather and we had some much needed quality family time.

Although i don't have that many photos to share i did take some video footage of our week for you to check out with all the links of the beautiful places we visited around devon.





















Don't forget to check out our video linked below of our week, all links are listed of where we went!





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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Whats in the Kids Easter Baskets 2017!


Oh its that time again showing you what I've put in the kids Easter baskets! I can not believe we are in April already, although it does feel like a long time coming as the children really do get exhausted from school, the year to me however ifs lying bye! i love spring not only is it a beautiful month with lighter evening and all the flowers are getting ready to bloom, its also our wedding anniversary this month! 7 years married crazy!

Anyway here is what I've put in the kids Easter Baskets i love picking them up some treats and cute Easter themed bits as well as crafts to keep them entertained as 2 weeks is quite a long time!
Were actually going away the 2nd week of the half term so i am going to keep these back to take with us!



So for Violet she has some Kinder chocolate treats, a couple of larger eggs, one has a toy in it and the other is the golden popping candy egg both from poundland.

Ive thrown in some cute chick bobbing headband and a fluffy bunny soft toy. Violet has some stickers, some princess hair clips a rabbit egg cup and a treat breakfast of Lucky charms for while were away.

The make your own key chain set is a shared craft for the both to do. This is from Hobby craft i found it in the clearance section for £3.


These crafts and activities are for sharing there are a couple from Poundland and two make your own hand puppets from Hobby craft which is had stashed away from last year, me two both enjoy sewing as do i.



Alisters baskets it kind of looks like less however i do have a little Easter Lego set coming which i brought for about £6.99 on Ebay. He's again got the same chocolate treats, an egg cup, some novelty glasses, stickers and the Moana dvd which we haven't seen so were watch that as a family on holiday!




I hope this has given you some inspiration check out previous years linked below!



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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Recent Meal Ideas | March 2017


I love nothing more than cooking up so delicious meals for the family!
I wanted to share some of my most favourite that we all eat and some breakfast ideas also!

Above is a popular breakfast I've been having, 2 Tbs of natural yogurt I've been having the Collective Dairy one it has a yummy tang to it and its very low sugar. Rude Health Pupped Oats a small handful, these taste just like Sugar Puffs without the sugar! and any sort of berries thrown on top with a drizzle of honey! I usually mix it all together and devour.


Heres a classic Lasagne with a side go steamed broccoli. I love lasagne and have super simple recipe Homemade Lasagne. Its definitely not something i do all the time as its one to prep but all the family enjoy it!


Heres a leftover lunch. We had Beef Enchiladas with kidney beans. I served it with some greens, avocado and sour cream.


Homemade Fish Pie is a staple in this house such a cheap and simple dinner, i make this at least 2-3 times a month!                                  

Grahams Meatballs! My hubby does make the yummiest meatballs ever.. I've served it here with sautéed courgette and mushrooms, however the kids usually have it with wholewheat spaghetti. 


Cant beat a slow cooker chicken casserole! throw in whatever veg you have in your fridge, add in some chicken thighs, tomatoes, onion and your good to go!


Mine and the kids favourite breakfast is Porridge.. i always serve it with my fav toppings of chopped dates, a drizzle of peanut butter and sprinkle of cinnamon.


Spaghetti and king prawns in a home-made tomato / garlic sauce with courgette is a simple and quick dinner with i like to whip up in a hurry!

Check out my recents eats video below for more ideas!




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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Family Day at Beaulieu Motor Museum | March 2017


We had a lovely Sunday Family day last week I've been meaning to share with you the pictures i took.. just a word of warning this post is very pic heavy!!

We took a trip to Beaulieu not far from us to be honest but we haven't actually been there as a family so we thought we'd give it ago. The kids seemed keen to see what it was all about and i love museums. 

We started off at the mono rail which was really fun, we had a good tour of whole place from the outside and seeing all the beautiful sites of Beaulieu. Its quite a short ride and you can get of half way to explore but we did a loop and came back to the beginning. We then spotted the Top Gear area where they take you into a room full of Top Gear memorabilia and players you some of the old Top Gear shows which was very good. Me and Graham couldn't wait to see some of the smashed up cars that had been used it the show, we are big Top Gear fans!











We found some amazing cars that were used in films, such as the Harry Potter car and Mr Bean!



We had lunch in the restaurant opposite the museum, it was very reasonably priced with hot and cold food to choose from, the kids had a lunch bag where they could pick 5 items for £4.95. Me and Graham opted for a cheese and ham toasty, as well as a yummy cookie and coffee of course!



There was so much to see in the museum, amazing old vintage cars, my highlight was the red double decker bus which we could sit in. they had racing cars, motor bikes and also lots of very interesting things to read and bits the kids could touch to get knowledge from. There was also a mini 'ride' which took you round showing you the different transport from all of the different eras.. very interesting!












We took a little walk through the beautiful gardens and came across this metal tree full of 'love locks' as well as bushes shaped like Alice in Wonderland. The ruins of Beaulieu Abbey were amazing to walk around, and we went in for a tour of Beaulieu Palace. 










I absolutely love this oil painting if i could it would of been straight home with me!


We ended our day with a trail around the Mill pond, there were beautiful views surrounding the whole of Beaulieu with seas of daffodils! We had such a great day we will definitely revisit over the easter half term as they do put on extra bits for children once it gets a little warmer. 
I would highly recommend visiting if you haven't been its definitely one for all the family and at any age!





Heres my video of our day out below.



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