Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Holiday round up - week one

So its been two weeks since we returned from Europe. Tilly has had some fun telling her friends of her experiences and I am surprised how much she has soaked in. part way through the holiday I did wonder if I was overloading her little brain with too much education. But I guess not as she is enjoying talking about it so much.

I posted about the holiday over on our other blog www.tillystravellingtelegram.co.uk. But we are here to do a round up of the holiday.

We started our holiday on Saturday 24th July, when we headed to Stansted airport for a night in the hotel. This gave us a chance for a decent night sleep before out 7AM flight the following morning. The flight in itself was quick, we got on the plane, Tilly fell asleep and I closed my eyes, just to relax and then the pilot announced we were landing in 20 minutes - REALLY? we had literally just started flying over France. I felt cheated of a plane journey but excited to be in Switzerland.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Whats The Best Pay Day Loan?

At the start of the summer we found out that my company were going to monthly payments instead of weekly pay packets. This is daunting for so many people when this happens to you, I know from experience. I panicked when I first heard the plans for the monthly pay packets because I knew I would have to cope with budgeting for a month until I got paid again. Having a family means that you seem to be always paying out on things that the kids need. So with this month being the month that school uniform and shoes needing to be bought as well as the everyday bills - sometimes we need some extra help.


Monday, 22 August 2016

Ecover Washing Up Liquid

Ecover have been going for a few years now and in fact I regularly use the Ecover Laundry Bleach to help keep Tilly's clothes white. Only the other week I had to use it to get rid of some orange ink that had spilled on to Tillys brand new white dress, and it has completely got rid of the stain. The reason that we use Ecover is because it is a brand that has ethics that means it is eco friendly and helps us to look after our envronment.Recently we have been introduced to Ecover washing up liquid.


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Finding Dory Glasses from Specsavers - available now #backtoschool


When it comes to your kids there is nothing more important than their health and well being, that is why it is so important for us to get their eyes checked regularly. It is free on the NHS for under 16s and they also get free glasses if they qualify for the voucher. If a child has problems with their eyesight and it is corrected before the age of 8 years old, then they are unlikely to need glasses as they get older. Tilly wears glasses and we didn't know until she was 5 years old and now we are working at sorting them out for her.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Coming To THe End Of Our Holiday

So here we are, a time that I knew would be here soon enough! we are on our way to our last destination - Copenhagen. Quite how we have survived it, I am not sure. we have certainly learned a thing or two on our travel. I never knew that Berlin was its own country until reunification in 1989.
The west Berliners had their own passports and they didn't say they were part of West or East Germany. We have learn't about The Harburgs in Vienna and that was carried on through to Budapest and then to Berlin, So they were quite a prominent historical family through out Europe.

 I have learned that Europe really is a small place that is safe to visit, despite all of the scaremongering that is going on at the moment because of the press coverage about the Islamic state and their terrorism. Whilst I was away there were incidents in London and even in my own home town a 12 year old was arrested for brandashing a knife at a train station. So to me, this summer Europe is safer than my own country! There were a few shady moments, like the one where we ended up in the most minging of hotels in Budapest and it looked like it was in the red light district, where all the down and outs lived! We didn't hang around and soon found somewhere else to sleep. There was the time in Brno when we were lost at about 8pm and we had to show some random people our apartment details,Luckily they were very helpful and they showed us the way, but it could have ended up so differently because if they had been dishonest and the 'wrong type' of people!  You don't think about danger until afterwards sometimes and then think to yourself ''oops''.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Interview with Pamela Ford, author of The Continental Breakfast Club series



Thank you to Pamela Ford, author of The Continental Breakfast Club series for her interview with us on the blog today, If you haven't read the spotlight on the blog, please pop over and take a look.

Blog Tour Of The Continental Breakfast Club Series

Welcome to the blog tour of The Continental Breakfast Club Series (Over Easy / Fresh Brewed), we are lucky to be part of the tour and at the bottom there is a competition to win a a copy of the books and some vouchers for Starbucks (US only). Please follow the tour and read the reviews, after all everyone has a different opinion of a book 

Book Description for Over Easy:


Allie Parker's had enough. Just because she's a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She's convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes. So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister's stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Monday, 8 August 2016

Meet The Blogger Behind The Blog - Plutonium Sox


Over the past year i have received loads of support from this blogger but it is always so nice to learn new things about them. Today we welcome Natalie from Plutonium Sox as she tells us about her blog. Please follow her blog and keep up with her latest posts.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Meet The Blogger Behind The Blog - Boo Roo and Tigger Too

As part of our series of introduction posts about bloggers, we have Sarah telling us about her blog as part of our Meet The Blogger series, please read about her blog and follow her


What is your blog called?
Boo Roo and Tigger Too - Which incorporates mine and my two oldest children’s nicknames

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