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    How to do Laundry while Travelling

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    Laundryheap have kindly sponsored this post, but all thoughts are my own. Nothing quite brings you back down to earth with a bang after a holiday than unpacking suitcases full of dirty laundry. When we get back from a trip, one of the first jobs we do is empty the …

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    Safe Holidays in the UK: The Lake District

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    In collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own. The way we think and feel about travel has changed so much since the start of the pandemic. Many of us have been asking questions like ‘when will it be safe to travel again’ or ‘where can I go on holiday …

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    The Milky Way Devon Review

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    When I was looking up things to do in North Devon, The Milky Way Adventure Park was one of the first places to come up in my search. It was not far from where we were staying in the Hartland Peninsula and it’s near to Bideford too. If you want …

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    5 Best Travel Backpacks for Women

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    The best travel backpacks for women can make so much difference to a trip, whether you’re travelling long haul and want to pack it all into a carry-on, or are looking for a sturdy daypack.  Backpacks for women who are travelling may be fairly compact products for day excursions, or …

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    Best Travel Neck Pillow – Support & Comfort

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    Are you seeking the best neck pillow for travelling? The right neck support travel pillow can make so much difference, especially on a long journey. It can mean you’re comfortable enough to fall asleep on a plane or in the back of the car, refreshed and ready to go when …

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    How to Have a Baby on a Budget

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    Collaborative Post We don’t realise that having a baby can cost us a lot more than we actually think. Every penny goes towards something. Having some free baby stuff is the best thing ever and can really help us along the way. With so much to think about with baby …

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    Ways your Budget Changes When Starting a Family

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    Collaborative Post Starting a family is a really exciting time but as most parents know – they will need to manage their money differently compared to before. There are lots of things we need to think about. Such as diapers, child care, formula and more. We need to also think …

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    Staunton Harold Reservoir – A Family Day Out

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    It’s always a delight to discover a family friendly day out close to home. I can’t believe we had not visited Staunton Harold Reservoir until recently. I guess with lockdowns and government restrictions, it’s completely feasible to have missed this hidden gem tucked away in the National Forest. Sitting on …

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    Bestwood Country Park – All You Need To Know

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    Bestwood Country Park is one of my favourite locations for woodland walks and to enjoy a variety of natural habitats in Nottinghamshire.  I love that you can not only enjoy the local wildlife, but scrape below the surface, and you can also discover a little about Nottinghamshire’s historical past and …

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    Great Gifts for Friends, Family & Employees + Giveaway

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    Gifted   Never has there been a more popular year for sending people gifts when you can’t see them in person. With employees working from home and friends and family not able to get together for celebrations and milestones, appreciation gifts have never been so important. If you have been looking …

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    Spring Scavenger Hunt – FREE PRINTABLE

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    Spring is most definitely in the air so it’s a prefect time for a spring scavenger hunt activity. Going for a walk has been a go to activity for many families recently, but keeping them fun and interesting can be a real challenge.  Do you agree? My kids scavenger hunt …

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    Travel Guide: Discover Mykonos, Greece

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    Collaborative Post Greece is somewhere I’d love to spend more time when it’s safe to travel again.  There are 6000 islands in Greece, making it a truly unique holiday destination.  With 227 of those being habitable, how do you choose which Greek island to visit?  The beautiful island of Mykonos …

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    9+ Easy Family Meal Ideas

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    9+ Easy Family Meal Ideas is an ad feature written in collaboration with Hello Fresh.   I’ve been on the hunt for easy family meals ideas as I’ve felt stuck in a rut at dinner times.  During the recent lockdowns and school closures it’s been tricky to keep family dinners varied …

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    Italy Travel Guide: Tuscany

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    Collaborative Post  So you’ve decided to visit Tuscany in Italy when it’s safe to travel again. That’s an excellent choice of holiday destination!  This travel guide is packed with tips from what to see and do to where to find the best luxury villas in Tuscany. This area of Italy …

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    Simple Tips for Camping with Kids

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    Camping with kids is fun and exciting but it does comes with some challenges of its own. When planning your camping trips work consider the needs of your children to make for a fun and stress-free camping vacation – this way the whole family will have a great time. These …

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    FREE Easter Colouring & Activity Pages for Kids

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    Easter is one of my favourite times of the year – so to celebrate I’ve packed this post with a bumper set of free Easter printables for all my readers.  I love everything from Easter eggs, cute bunny rabbits and the beautiful spring flowers.  The kids really enjoy Easter too, …

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    7 Free St Patrick’s Day Printable Activity Pages

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    St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on 17th March all around the world by many people.  I know that many children enjoy the festivities so I wanted to share some St Patrick’s Day coloring pages and activity sheets to help keep them entertained.  This bumper pack of free printable St Patrick’s …

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    Nature Scavenger Hunt for Outdoors

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    Getting the kids out of the house can often be a challenge, but our nature scavenger hunt aims to make things a little easier.  I’m not sure why the kids make such a fuss because when they are through the door they always have a good time.  It doesn’t matter …

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    Top Tips for Beating Travel Sickness

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    Collaborative Post Travel sickness is a sensation of dizziness and nausea triggered by movements experienced on a journey when using different forms of transport, including air, sea, or land travel. Motion sickness is caused by unusual and repeated activities that send conflicting messages to the brain. The confusing signals are …

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    How to Avoid Booking a Disappointing Holiday Rental

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    Collaborative Post  Whilst we’ve all got a bit of extra time on our hands, it might seem like the ideal opportunity to start researching places to book for our next holiday.  With no immediate time constraints, we can take the time to thoroughly explore our options and get the best …

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    2020: Our Year in Review

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    Travelling on New Year’s Day was a breeze, even before Covid.  It was a straightforward drive from Nottingham to Brighton with the kids.  I wanted to start they year with a new adventure and a huge dose of sea air.  I love being by the sea, it makes me feel …

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    How to Self Isolate When Returning to the UK

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    If you are planning to travel it is important that you follow the latest government guidance around self isolation or quarantine when you return to the UK.  If the country, territory or region you are returning from is not on the travel corridor list you will be required to self …

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