Monday, 30 March 2015

Best Holiday Destinations In The UK Without The Kids

There’s no doubt, your kids are your pride and joy. But do you ever feel like you want to spend a weekend away with just your partner, to spend some quality time together? For some of you, the answer will be no. But some of you wouldn’t mind leaving the kids with the grandparents for the weekend.  So below, find a list of the best holiday destinations in the UK to visit, without the kids. To find out more details you can visit UKbreakaways and similar mini-break websites. 

Lake District
For outdoor-y type couples, the Lake District is a great holiday destination for a cosy getaway.  You can enjoy time exploring the lakes, sailing, swimming, kayaking or hiking and taking in the beautiful scenery. There are many pleasant pubs, and villages for you to spend time with each other. The beautiful scenery will make the break feel romantic, what more could you possibly want from a UK break? 

Unwind from everyday stresses with your other half over some cream tea, strolls along the beach and a pint in a pub garden. This scenic destination is home to many beautiful beaches and both the south and north coast. You can enjoy great food, including, lamb, venison, pheasant, and pork. Visit the county’s farmers’ markets and pick up delicious cider, apple juice, cheese and ice cream.

Often referred to as England’s most beautiful small city. Bath has many places to visit that will fascinate you, from the Roman Baths, to the life and times of one-time resident, English Novelist, Jane Austen.  You can spend time enjoying the fascinating galleries and museums, shop ‘til you drop and then go for a delicious meal in one of the city’s many pubs.

There is no better place than Cornwall, to forget about work, other stresses and just relax in the small towns that are full of cute, individual shops and coffee shops. Cornwall is defined by its magnificent coastline with an impressive 300 miles of dunes and cliffs. All accessible on foot, the unspoilt coastline is perfect for picnics and dog walks. There is so much on offer, and many different places for you to stay – whether that be camping, hotel, b&b or Travelodge. 

Whether you are looking for ancient or a modern cosmopolitan chic vibe, Chester has it all. Chester is one of Britain’s Heritage sites. Visit the grid pattern of streets on foot, stroll along the roman walls, and visit the Roman Amphitheatre.  There are also many modern high street shops including the likes of Topshop and new look. Along with the historic 2-tiered galleries of shops in “The Rows” which are packed with independent boutiques and high-street stores.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

#Win One of Five Philips Disney Frozen 2 in 1 Projector and Night Light

How many times have you wished you could freeze a moment in time? 

I have, many times. From the first time I kissed my Hubby when I was a teenager, to the birth of each of my four kids and sitting chatting to my Mum who passed away in 2006. I often wish I could go back to when my kids were all small and the photo above is the age I would love to have them all again. I was always on the go, busy working and raising my family. Times were often hard, money tight and I was constantly exhausted but it was also the happiest time of my life and I would do anything to spend the day with my four babies as children again. 
Switch on imagination

I am really excited to be giving away FIVE Philips Frozen 2 in 1 projector and night lights and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one is to tell me in the comments below what moment in time you would freeze if you could?

I am also really pleased to be able to offer my readers 25% off the Philips Disney Lighting range when purchased through the Philips site, just use the following code at the checkout FROZENFUN

Please follow the rafflecopter instructions to be in with a chance of winning.

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Friday, 20 March 2015

Ella Henderson To Join Camp Bestival 2015 Line Up!

How very exciting! Ella Henderson is going to be a Camp Bestival this summer where she joins Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Professor Green, The Cat in the Hat, Mr Tumble and loads more, this 30th July – 2nd August. 

You can use our 20 week payment plan to purchase your tickets meaning that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of just £8.50 per week over 34 consecutive weekly payments following an initial deposit payment. Book online via Ticketline only: select 'Camp Bestival 2015 - Weekend Payment Plan'.
Once you have signed up to the payment plan, which basically means giving your agreement by ticking the bank mandate form on Ticketline’s website, they will automatically debit your card on a weekly basis. More info here.
NB: Booking fees and a deposit (£25 per adult ticket) will be charged with your initial transaction.

Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £195*
Student Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £180*
Age 15 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £113*
Age 11 to 14 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £88*
Age 5 to 10 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £20*
Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – FREE (but ticket required)*

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Dickies Outdoor Gear Review

Dickies are well known for their fab workwear, most of us have come across their gear before and I'm really pleased to hear that they are now branching into outdoors and waterproof items like the Foxton Softshell Jacket, and they are even offering really cool retro accessories like iPad cases.

We have always spent a lot of time outdoors, especially when our two boys were small as they loved to be running around across fields and parks. The weather never stopped us because I always dressed them in full waterproofs and wellies so they could enjoy getting absolutely covered in rain and mud. That is why I particularly like Dickies outdoor wear especially their kids waterproof coveralls, perfect for allowing the kids to be outdoors in all weathers.

Now the kids are grown, Hubby and I still spend most of our spare time outdoors, mainly on country walks. We walk for miles across farm fields and along the Essex coast, so comfortable outdoor footwear and clothing is essential in our world.

We recently reviewed a pair of Dickies Trinity Dealer boots, a pair of their non safety wear that are perfect for wearing outside of work. Hubby really likes them, especially the extra padded insole which he describes as feeling like he is walking on air. They are really well made, chunky and hard wearing, with great detailing on the pull tabs which give the boot a stylish look. 

Bottom Line - What Did We Think? These boots get a massive thumbs up from The Syders and we think they are well worth every penny of the £52.50 price tag. Excellent value for money, very comfortable, fast delivery, excellent customer service and we would highly recommend. N.B: If you order these boots, please make sure you order a size smaller as the sizing does come up big.

*We were sent a pair of Dickies Trinity Dealer Boots free of charge for the purpose of this review. We received no financial reward and our opinons are honest and entirely our own.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Camp Bestival's DJ Line-up Announced.

Camp Bestival know how much you all love a good rave up so they are warning you to get your babysitters sorted ready early because the epic Bollywood Tent is yet again grand rave central, with a mesmerising tribe of DJs. 

"Camp Bestival just isn't Camp B without a big old disco going on day and night, and I'm as happy as Mr Tumble’s bowtie to unveil the DJ line-up for 2015. Crowned with the double whammy MBE occurrence of Mr David Rodigan and his Ram Jam experience, along with Norman Jay, bringing his Good Times carnival flavour to Camp Besti for the first time, we are truly honoured! Add in legends Terry Hall from The Specials, an old-time mate of Camp Bestival’s, and DJ Yoda, and all the rest of the gang and it’s gonna be knees up mother brown from dawn to dusk! Bosh… Rob da Bank.

There’s still plenty more wild action and adventure to be announced so keep checking into the: - Website,  FacebookTwitter,  InstagramPinterest
Tickets for Camp Bestival 2015 (July 30th to Aug 2nd) are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

Where & When: Lulworth Castle this July 30th – August 2nd.


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