Quarry Bank // National Trust family days out

Gabe working in the kitchen of the Apprentice House at Quarry Bank

We have been talking about getting National Trust membership for a few years now and for one reason or another never got round to it. But when my friend Claire suggested we meet up for a family day out at Quarry Bank in Cheshire we finally bit the bullet and bought a family membership. Or rather my parents did – thanks for the early Christmas present! Read more

Learning to tell the time this Christmas with F.Hinds

Time Teachers watch from F.Hinds

**This post is in association with F.Hinds

I’m always on the lookout for Christmas gifts for Toby and Gabe that are not only fun but will help them learn too. They are both eager to learn how to tell the time (although Gabe doesn’t really understand it too well at the moment) and are always looking at the clocks in our house and asking what time it is. There are lots of children’s watches available – F.Hinds has some great ones and as an added bonus there is 15% off everything on their site until 27th November.

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How to get the best price when selling your car

Handing over car keys - Get the best price when selling your car

**This is a collaborative post

Car buying can be complex, especially when you have kids. Is there room for two car seats? Can you squeeze the youngest’s scooter in the boot?

When you spent so long finding the right car for your family, it can be hard to put it up for sale. However, if your family of three is about to become four and you need to upsize, it’s time to let go of the old model and start thinking of getting something new.   Read more

Living Arrows 47/53 (2018)

Gabe and his cupcakes

Blimey, week 47 already! It feels like the last third of this year is absolutely flying by. This week has been another normal one for us really. The boys got to wear Pudsey t-shirts for school and nursery this week – they were supposed to wear spots but I always just buy the t-shirts instead. That way I’m donating to a good cause as well as not having to worry about finding them something to wear! Read more

Picking out your next mobile phone

Picking your next mobile phone

Mobile phones with today’s technology are struggling to keep up with just how much we use them and therefore they can very quickly become of little use to us in our daily lives. So whether you’re on a contract or have a pay as you go phone, when it finally gives up, you need to get yourself a new one. But with some many out there, where do you start? Here’s a helpful guide for picking out your next mobile phone. Read more