(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 …

Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival (Ashby de la Zouch) 

We have settled back into life in Leicestershire and that means visting the annual Ashby de la Zouch Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival. The festival runs over two days (generally over the late May bank holiday weekend). We are self confessed foodies and we love to support local businesses so this festival is a perfect mix of both for us. …

(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! …

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 …

Three go up a Mountain! (Tibidabo Barcelona)

During our recent trip to Barcelona (January 2017), we decided to venture up Tibidabo, a mountain overlooking Barcelona. It’s actually the tallest mountain (512m) in the Serra de Collserola.  From the centre of Barcelona it’s around 12 km via car. The journey is around 35 minutes and as you can imagine quite hair raising at times (well kind of!). The roads …