(REVIEW) Top buys from Everything5Pounds! 

I don’t ordinarily post about fashion or beauty. As you will see from the photos below I am the least photogenic person in the world and I am also a plus size girl who lacks a massive amount of self confidence!  I wanted to share my buys from the fab clothing website everything5pounds.com because if your like me and love saving a …

(REVIEW) Alton Towers Hotel 

Recently we needed one nights accommodation as a stop gap before moving into our new house. We always tend to book hotels through Booking.com and on this occasion it just so happened that the Alton Towers Hotel was the cheapest on the day! Now this is because the park was closed the next day. Splash Landings, Alton Towers famous water park was open although …

Calke Explore – Hidden Treasures at Calke Abbey (Derbyshire)

Last weekend we decided to make the most of the beautiful sunny weather!! We headed for one of our favourite National Trust estates. Calke Abbey estate is located in Derbyshire (near Ashby de la Zouch) and it offers a wealth of different experiences for the whole family! We have taken National Trust membership this year so will definitely be making the most of it!  …

(REVIEW) Westminster Kitchen Grill House 

During our recent visit to London we spent a day taking in the sights and sounds of the South Bank area. We had booked go to Shreks Adventure so we headed into early and enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine!  It was super busy being Easter Saturday so after weaving our way over Westminster bridge and back and checking out the London Eye our …

A little slice of Japan….in Belgium! (Japanese Tuin Hasselt) 

A few weeks ago we visited a gorgeous Japanese Tuin (Flemish word for garden) nestled in the lovely city of Hasselt, around an hours drove from Brussels.  The gardens were gifted to Hasselt by the Japanese city of Itami, to celebrate the two cities becoming sisters cities in 1985.  We visited just in time to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom! …

Tapas at The Purple Rose (Brussels) 

Last Sunday we headed into the centre of Brussels. The sun was finally out so we wanted to explore a little more without getting soaking wet!! The last few weekends have been very wet indeed.  After pottering about soaking up the sun and the sights for a couple of hours our tummy rumbled so que the decision about where to …

Red Star Line Museum (Antwerp) 

We took a little overnighter to Antwerp recently and decided to explore the Port area of the city (Eilandje). It’s an area we haven’t really spent much time in so with the sunny shining our first port of call (pun intended!) was the Red Star Line Museum.  This Musuem is dedicated to telling the story of emigrants from all over Europe …

(REVIEW) Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City North 

During a recent stay in Antwerp we booked the Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City North for one night. We booked via booking.com as we always tend to do. We booked for a Friday night and the rate was €89 for a family room including a continental breakfast which we thought for a weekend in Antwerp was pretty good!  Parking is available at the hotel …

MOOF Museum (Brussels)

So Sunday heralded another day of rain in Brussels. We aren’t ones to still around all day so we started looking for something fairly local and undercover if possible. Google provided a few suggestions, one that was rather intriguing was the MOOF Museum! The what you say? That was our reaction. Located pretty much in the centre of Brussels we soon …

Car Mania at AutoWorld (Brussels) 

Now I am far from a what you would call a car fan, but the two male members of this family are huge vehicle enthusiasts!  Our 5 year old son has been asking for weeks to visit Brussels large car museum. With the weather due to be rainy and pretty bleak, we decided today was the day to visit AutoWorld, Belgium’s …