Birthdays

DIY children’s parties out and about!

Here are some ideas for a reasonably priced children’s party; if you really can’t face the hassle and mess of holding your child’s birthday at home… I don’t blame you! ūüėČ   Swimming party If you’re brave enough to strip down to your swimwear, and have others willing to help, you can have a swimming …

Baking and Treats, Birthdays

Budget birthday cakes

Buying a themed¬†birthday cake¬†from the supermarket can set you back ¬£10-¬£15, while ordering one from a baker could cost you about ¬£30-¬£60. That is a lot of money for something that will be demolished, by a group of five year olds, in ten seconds flat! Now, the most obvious way to save money is to …

Birthdays, Christmas

The party house! (No kids allowed!)

My husband and I love an evening out.¬† We don’t really drink on a regular basis, but do love to get tipsy and have a boogie when we do manage to venture out every once in a while.¬† When you have children, time together to let your hair down is so important for your sanity …

Travel

The £9.50 holiday

Why book through the Sun Newspaper? The Sun holidays are a fantastic way to get away, even on the tightest of budgets.¬† A few years ago we had an amazing five day holiday in the Isle of Wight –¬†we upgraded our caravan, and included travel on the ferry from Portsmouth… the bill was about ¬£150 …

Free Days Out in Kent

Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone

Lower Lea’s Coastal Park is a fantastic outdoor play area, in the seaside town of Folkestone.¬† Just a stone’s throw from the beach itself, it is a great destination for a day out.¬† The kids can have a great time in the different play areas and whizz along on the zip lines for hours!¬† There …

Free Days Out in Kent

Toddler’s Cove, Canterbury

Toddler’s Cove is great place to take the little ones if you are looking for a free day out.¬† Not far from Canterbury’s city centre, there is a great play area here, and a short walk along the beautiful river takes you back towards the hustle and bustle of the shops.¬† On a warm summer’s …

Beauty and Fashion, Your Home

Clothing, accessories and homewear for a fiver!

Years ago I discovered an amazing website called ‘Everything5pounds‘ and, you’ve guessed it, everything is actually just ¬£5!¬† As time has moved on, the website has grown vastly, as has its following.¬† It is home to thousands of products – from shoes, to bags, to evening dresses or comfy knits – they have something for …

Gluten Free

Saturday morning pancakes!

In our family we love nothing better than to enjoy a lazy pyjama morning on a Saturday, and this would not be complete without some yummy pancakes!¬† I am not a fan of the free-from plain flour, so I use my trusty self-raising and it works perfectly with a traditional pancake recipe.¬† I usually double …

Gluten Free

5 minute brownies

These chocolate brownies are always a winner in our house, and really delicious with a slather ice-cream!¬† I make these when we need an emergency chocolate fix as I always have the ingredients in my store cupboard to use when needed!¬† It’s so simple, takes 5 minutes to prep and makes very little washing up.¬† …