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We love to get outdoors with the children as much as possible but sometimes its worth spending a little money and taking them somewhere to really let off steam. We made the most of our Easter holidays and decided to try Rock-Up in Whitley to get everyone active, encourage the children to step out of […]

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I was lucky enough to visit two different restaurants that go against the grain when it comes to a franchise food eatery. I’m not often a fan of the chain restaurants that crowd every major city and would always tend to opt for the independent family run business. That being said I was more than […]

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With a winter birthday I am constantly asked ‘What do you need?’ or ‘What do you want?’ over the Christmas period. The truth is once you’re a mum your priorities are naturally completely different. Any money we have left over we are looking at the Kids section in Next or paying for the new top […]

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At 2 weeks old we took our little grub to the Pen Y Pass YHA in Llanberis for his first hostel experience whilst Daddy (Sean) did some 3 peaks training. When we arrived, winding through endless country lanes, we were at least 1000ft above sea level and the views were breath-taking. The hostel itself having been […]

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I was lucky enough to be included around the adult table from a very early age. With or without guests we always sat around the table as a family. As I said in my previous post ‘I Live To Eat‘, it was after World War II when a family meal started to become more of […]

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You may have noticed Miss Barlow’s ‘radio silence’, and if you have put two & two together you will have realised that I have finally had my ‘bundle of joy’…or ‘bundle of snot’ – it depends what mood you find me in. Yes, I have given birth to a bouncing baby boy, born at the end […]

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of test driving the all-new 2017 Ford Fiesta, courtesy of Keith Motors in Christchurch. When they approached me I actually was pretty surprised, it’s not really like anything I have ever done before and although I love cars I’m certainly no expert. However, Keith Motors explained that they were […]

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Having had such a good experience camping in Cornwall I decided that maybe we could squeeze in another mad outdoor mini break. 1 extra week pregnant (34 weeks by this point) wasn’t going to make any difference was it? Oh how I could be so wrong. We headed to the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, […]

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Staying at Bloomfield Campsite was like being dropped out of a plane in the middle of Dorset countryside with nothing around but luscious green vegetation. The surroundings were all beautifully carved out into secret paths giving way to four idyllic, hidden spots. Such spots include a luxury Yurt, private kitchen with covered dining area and […]

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I am absolutely buzzing for this year’s Common People Festival, with just under 2 weeks to go we are praying for some blue skies and sunshine! This year is going to be hugely different for me, in previous years I’ve partied the night away to Fatboy Slim and Duran Duran, with two drinks in hand, but this year I will be 5 […]