Pitch your tent for the #BigLittleTentFest15


The Summer Holidays and Bank Holiday weekend might be drawing to a close but that doesn’t meant the fun has to end does it?! NO WAY!!!!! That’s what we say whilst blowing a great big raspberry! We have spent the majority of the last three weeks of the Summer Holidays under canvas in various parts … Read more

Sarah ‘Dragons Den’ Willingham offers her top tips on bagging the best hotel deal


Holiday Inn Express have launched a new booking offer which guarantees consumers will get the lowest price by booking directly – they won’t get the same room for less, anywhere else. The Lowest Price Promise initiative came about from talking to guests, revealing that people typically check five to seven different comparison sites before the … Read more

Booking our first ‘family trip’ abroad with Villas.com #InstantFreedom


You may remember back at the start of 2015, I posted that our focus for this year was going to be Home and Away (not the Aussie TV show), and this is all going well so far. I’ll tell you more about the ‘home’ developments in a separate post over the next couple of weeks, … Read more

Eric discovers the ‘real’ Easter Island (in my lounge)


We’ve been having some chocolatey fun that didn’t involve eating it (well not straight away, that part came later) with the help of these fun Melt & Make Chocolate Egg Heads kits from Stay In Cornwall. The Beans thought it was great fun to make their own Easter Eggs although I must admit I was … Read more

Our first visit to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

Now that we have managed to convert the Beans to our love of camping we plan on going even more this Summer, even if you can just get away for a night or two it can feel like you have been away for a week. Time goes slowly when you’re camping and if you’re lucky … Read more

Our focus for the year ahead? Home and Away!

Nooooo I don’t mean the Australian soap with all those dishy half-naked men and bikini-clad girlies (although I do admit it is my guilty pleasure). I haven’t told you what I got up to at the end of 2014 because quite frankly I was too busy getting ready for Christmas but at the beginning of … Read more

Christmas getaway with Travelodge in York


As Christmas 2014 approached Hubby and I made a decision, we would relax as much as possible in the run-up to Christmas and enjoy this special time with our Beans instead of rushing around like headless chickens and missing it all. Every year we work up to the last minute of Christmas Eve and whilst … Read more

Summer Holidays 2014 – 18th to 21st August

Summer Holidays

We had a very busy weekend with Lollibop on Saturday and a family Christening on Sunday so Monday was all about chilling out at home doing nothing in particular. In the afternoon we had a visit from a lovely friend and her four children so that kept the Beans entertained for a while and gave … Read more