Saturday, 28 October 2017

6 Reasons For Taking A Holiday In Term Time

I have booked Tilly's first actual beach holiday to a hot destination and I know I have more than likely broken the law by doing it. But the fact that it's more than half the cost to go on a holiday in term time, just shows us how we are being screwed over by the government as well as the holiday companies that hike their prices up in the school breaks. Something needs to be done to bring the prices down or people like myself will feel they have no option but to book in term time, accept the fine and the slap on the wrists. I am a single parent with only one school-age child so my fine will be £60. But if I was a two-parent family with three kids, my fine would be £360, still cheaper than the cost of a holiday in the school break. This is where the government are losing out because people will still choose to take their child out of school until something is done to bring down the cost of a holiday. I know it is a worldwide thing, but for a family on a budget then it's going to work better to take a holiday in term time.

Monday, 23 October 2017

What Are The Super Rooms Like At Travelodge?

Between my job as a fragrance advisor for Superdrug and a blogger, I seem to be away from home more than the average person. This often involves a stay away in a hotel, and I must admit that after being a parent for 25 years, it is nice to get away for a child-free night! When I book hotels we normally go for Travelodge because the rooms are perfect for a night or two away. But now have you seen the new style of rooms from Travelodge? Now you can book into a Super Room that offers hypoallergenic firm and soft pillows, blackout curtains and mood lighting. To Freshen up there is 3jet adjustable power shower and instead of just a kettle, there is a Lavazza fresh pod coffee machine. You even get a basket of treats in the room, this always makes it special.

Friday, 15 September 2017

How To Make The Most Of 48 Hours In Chicago


My name is Anna, I am 23 years old and I am currently working as a flight attendant in Dubai. I love traveling all around the world and enjoy sharing travel tips on my recently launched blog: Feel free to follow me on Social Media for frequent updates and exclusive travel tips if you like this post!

In today’s post, I would like to share top things to do in Chicago with you! I was there at the end of August this year, so please keep in mind that most of the activities

Saturday, 8 July 2017

How Can I keep My House Safe When I Am Away?

Being a travel blogger, we are often away a lot and it worries me about leaving my house insecure. It used to be fine because I could get up with Tilly and maybe Kim and we would decide to go away over night. It would be fine because there was always another teenager staying at home. Now, these days we are living on our own, so when we go away our home can be left unattended for a day or two, with only occasional popping in from the older kids.

I always make sure that my house insurance is up to date but also looking at other options for home security. my friend Anita at has recently purchased a home security system, so now of course - I want one! One that I have been looking at is Smarthome Panasonic, which has a system that you can build on as your family or situation changes in life. It is a system that comes with a hub, an indoor camera, 2 door sensors and a wall plug timer (smart plug). The system is then set up around your home and you have peace of mind when you go away.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Why We Wont Book Through Booking.Com Again

When we travelled Europe last summer we booked about 90% of the accommodation from We were happy with our choices apart from one accommodation in Budapest.  So on my recent trip to Basel, we booked Rent-A-Home Eptingerstrasse from and paid in full for the 'apartment'.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Booking A Holiday Through HolidayGems

Oh my days, we have finally done it! We have booked to go back to Turkey in October. Going to Turkey is quite a big thing for me because I am a single parent and I go out about once every 3 years for a good old piss up down the pub. When I go to Turkey with my friends all we do is go to the bar or lie on a sun lounger around the pool. Two weeks of child-free bliss where I can let rip and be Vicky instead of Mummy. We always book our holidays through Thomas Cook but this year they seemed to have hiked the price up ALOT! So instead we have booked through Holiday Gems.

Monday, 15 May 2017

May Giveaway Of An Amazon Kindle And Kids Kindle

A Kindle is quite high on our list of things to take when we go away, It is so good to keep Tilly occupied whilst we wait for aeroplanes or trains and with most modes of transports having WIFI these days, she can use it where ever she goes. Tilly has the Kids Kindle and it has a pink foam protector around it, this helps it to 'bounce'. Believe me, she has dropped it so many times and it has never broken. Today we have joined some other bloggers to offer an amazing prize of Fire HD 8 Tablet (8gb) but a Fire Kids Edition Tablet (in pink or blue) alongside some accessories. 

Once again a whole host of amazing bloggers have teamed up to offer you the chance to win a great prize (something we couldn't do individually), but who are this group of amazing people; well check them out: