Best Firework Displays In Essex 2017

With half term nearly upon us I thought it was time for a quick round up of the the best Firework Displays in Essex for 2017… With more and more people opting to buy fireworks on sale and have displays at home alongside heading out with the family to a more structured display, Bonfire Night is big business these days. […]

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Getting Creative In The Kitchen With Hobbycraft

I’m really not the mum who is known for crafting with her kids. Taking them to see the world, yes – baking cakes and making pom-poms, not so much! That said, spending time together at home as a family is highly important to us. We may love our travels – but home is where the […]

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A Family Weekend In Harwich – The Pier Hotel Review

When you think of seaside towns, especially those in the South East of England, it’s far too easy for those thoughts to be overtaken with the unfair stereotypes so often attached to previously thriving seaside towns. A Family Weekend In Harwich We are often found enjoying a family weekend in Harwich. Being less than an hours drive from home, and with […]

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Visiting Hyde Hall Essex With Children

We have spent many happy sunny days visiting Hyde Hall Essex with children. These fantastic gardens are high up on the list of places we choose to visit when we just need to press pause and escape ‘real life’ for a while. Anyone who has followed this blog for a while will know I am huge […]

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Giggling Squid Billericay Review

We are always looking for somewhere new to try for dinner with the children – so when Giggling Squid Billericay got in touch and asked if we would like to come down and review their family dining options we all jumped at the chance of giving this Thai favourite a go. Giggling Squid Billericay Set […]

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Milsoms Kesgrave Hall Review

We have recently returned from a wonderful Milsoms Kesgrave Hall review stay, here is how we got on… If I could afford to live in any hotel it would certainly be one from the Milsoms group.  From the country house luxury of Masion Talbooth to the seaside charm of The Pier, Milsoms represents all that […]

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Marsh Farm Father Christmas Experience Review Essex

The Marsh Farm Father Christmas Experience is now taking bookings for 2017 – here is how we found the experience in 2016. Taking my children to see Father Christmas is something I look forward to all year. We only go once, so much time is spent researching the best place to visit, and its a whole […]

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Halloween At Audley End Miniature Railway

Driving through the villages leading towards Audley End I cannot help but plan my dream move to the country. While where we live now is rural enough, this is proper ‘country pile’ territory. Double fronted Victorian houses, more land that you’d know what to do with and some of Essex’s most famous residents as neighbours. […]

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Dinner At Chop Bloc Chelmsford Review

Chop Bloc Essex Review

What do you get when you cross a vegetarian and a steak restaurant? No it’s not a bad joke, it’s what happened to me last Tuesday evening when I set off for dinner at Chop Bloc Chelmsford. Due to a combination of a packed diary and two poorly children I had somehow forgotten to add […]

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