I’m going to Britmums Live 2015!!

Wow…it’s one month to go before Britmums Live 2015 is here! Does it only feel like Britmums live 2014 ended just yesterday for anyone else? This year has FLOWN in it’s actually quite scary {but obviously exciting too!}. My BML ticket & flights are booked, just to sort out a hotel room with my girlies and we’re sorted.
Two days child-free, getting to hang out with friends, see old faces, meet new faces, rub shoulders with amazing brands and get inspired by awesome speakers? What’s NOT to be excited about!

This will be my second year going and I cannot tell you how amazing it feels knowing I’ll be there this year not as a newbie blogger {as that’s quite a daunting experience} but be going with another 12mths blogging experience underneath my belt and that feels pretty awesome.

11295628_803731216379038_1474767643844528690_nName: Everyone generally calls me Debs. I’m cool with that.

Blog: I blog here at Super Busy Mum.

Twitter ID: @Superbusymum

Height: Imp! Ha! Kidding, I’m about 5ft *mumbles* something!

Hair: Reddish/Brown & Long.

Eyes: Green.

Is this your first blogging conference? No! This is my 2nd year and as I mentioned above I cannot wait to go knowing that I’ll have another years blogging experience underneath my belt.

Are you attending both days? Of course!!
10427233_634365459982282_2799022379460231432_nWhat are you most looking forward to at Britmums Live 2015? Everything! The speakers, the classes, seeing old faces, meeting new faces, meeting and chatting with amazing brands and basically just soaking up the whole crazy-ass’d atmosphere!
10511286_634363326649162_6813251221306815230_nWhat are you wearing? I’m not a dressy up sort of person if I’m honest. So you’ll mostly find me in converse, skinny jeans and t-shirts.

What do you hope to gain from Britmums Live 2015? Inspiration. To have hope in myself and my blog refueled. To learn something new. To meet new friends. To blend with old ones and more.
10501826_634363433315818_8330966335501745994_nDo you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before? Yes I do! I was a newbie last year and it was a pretty overwhelming experience but it was pretty awesome too. So meet up with some other bloggers before going so you guys can venture in together. Remember that non-first year Britmums Live blogger attendees don’t bite & make sure you come & say hey!!

You can find out who else is going to this years Britmums Live by visiting the linky here!

Our Eurocamp Holiday – Part One!

When I first rolled my eyes over the email from Eurocamp inviting my family and I to stay at one of their many amazing parcs, I was so honored & excited. We never even considered having a family holiday this year but after the invite from Eurocamp, we knew we had to take it and run with it.

Eurocamp has so many amazing parcs to choose from in an array of beautiful countries. Austria, Italy & Croatia to name a few however after many hours we finally chose to visit the parc La Croix Du Vieux Pont in Berny-Riviere, Paris. France is a part of the World that has always appealed to me to visit someday, and the prospect of actually having the opportunity to go was pretty amazing.

Now I won’t sugar coat the fact that taking kids away is a stressful business, so that part the darling man and I both dread {especially with a toddler} – which is natural I’m sure you’ll agree. So I made sure I was more than prepared with busy bags to keep them entertained during our travels. Word to the wise? The portable DVD player was an absolute godsend with the toddler!

Our plans once we arrived at the Eurocamp Parc was to simply – have fun! That was out motto for the week. I was hoping for adventure, laughter, fun and a true week of family time. At home life can get jumbled, messy and crazy so this week was for us to unwind & reconnect with each other again.

Beware….major photo sharing is about to occur….
IMG_20150513_002036[1]Once we arrived in Charles de Gualle airport from Belfast, Northern Ireland the trip got a little crazy! It turns out the parc we decided to visit was one of the hardest to get to without a car {I wish we’d known this before choosing the parc!} however we figured things out {eventually} and managed to get two trains and a taxi to eventually arrive at Eurocamp a little later than planned! {2230hrs!}. It turned out to be a very long day! But we were so super excited to finally be where our holiday together could start!

We were greeted by a lovely member of staff, Ben {who also carried ALL of our luggage bless him in a wee trailer} and showed us to our caravan. I fell in love as soon as I saw that we had a garden, a little driveway with a sweet little lamp post all lit up and shining beautifully, if felt instantly like a home. What made it better was once we walked into our lovely three bedroom caravan there was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us!
IMG_20150513_093820[1]Once the morning light came I couldn’t wait to pop out for a proper look at the Vista caravan that would be our home for the next week.
20150519_084614[1]caravan lifeOur caravan was impressively spacious. She had three bedrooms, one double and two twin rooms. All had fitted wardrobes and above bed shelving. Down by the two twin rooms the kids had a toilet room and a shower room, and our double room {which surprised me} had an en-suite toilet & shower. The kitchen was lovely with a gas cooker, fridge freezer and microwave and I have to say, the whistle kettle addition? Love it! Is it sad it excited me to use it? I’d never heard a whistle kettle whistle before! {It’s the little things!}.

Outside had a gorgeous deck with patio tables & chairs and an impressively large garden space for the children to play. Due to the no fencing around the garden Annabelle could and did get out and attempt her escape several times {typical toddler behaviour!} however Eurocamp supply you with a decking gate, and this was such a great safety feature for us because our little Houdini could even unlock and open the caravan doors! So Annabelle was often contained and found looking out onto the green grass beyond. {Does it make me a bad mummy to chuckle every time I see this photo??}
11295651_802725493146277_6361615228815359696_nOnce we had a good nights sleep, up washed & dressed we couldn’t wait to start exploring the parc.
DSC_9146DSC_9275Everywhere you turned there was trees, grassy fields and lakes. It was a truly stunning setting for the Parc and it was a complete pleasure whichever way you turned.
DSC_9151The swimming pools where something else! Absolutely gorgeous and something for everyone! We never went into the outdoor pool as it was always far too cold! We much preferred the indoor pools where it was cosy & warm!!
IMG_20150513_175309[1]The splash pod area was wonderful and it was by far Annabelles favourite part! She just loved running around trying to catch the water spouting from different colourful characters around the room.
20150517_170526[1]The more grown up section of the pools was so lovely. Waterfalls, bubbles and a great place to play a little water volleyball too.
20150517_171502[1]These two cheeky faces loved every moment of their swimming time at the parc. If I’m honest, we were hardly ever out of the pools! It was a massive favourite for us all.
DSC_9109This play park was just behind us {as was a laundrette – super handy!} & there was loads of these styles of parks sprinkled around all over the park. Of course I had to get on to have a play too! The kids can’t have all the fun!
DSC_9229DSC_9276Round by the pedalboats there is a little fun park, filled with bungy trampoling, smaller trampolines for the little ones, quad bikes and more. Lots of fun and there was also a shop to fill cheeky tummies with delicious ice-cream treats.
DSC_9235DSC_9161This little beauty was super kind and posed just right for me to take this photo. I don’t know when she grew up so fast but can someone make her stop please?
DSC_9087This is just the most beautiful place to sit and just watch the fishermen fish, the pedalboats pedal by or maybe if the kids will allow you half an hours peace {Ha! Unlikely!} maybe read a book! It’s so tranquil!
DSC_9252The man-made beach was just amazing and a HUGE hit with the kids. Who doesn’t love a beach!? We also thought the little umbrella shades shattered around the edge was a great touch.
DSC_917020150517_155758[1]We made so many new memories as a family during our week in La Croix Du Vieux Pont and I cannot begin to tell how much fun we had making them!

Part two of our Eurocamp holiday coming soon…

A MASSIVE thanks to Eurocamp for inviting us to stay with them in one of their many amazing parcs. We had a great time! All thoughts, photos and opinions are my own. 

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The Mad Mid Week Blog Hop!

#MMWBHHello you beautiful bunch of bloggers you! A massive thanks to everyone who linked up to the Mad Mid Week Blog Hop last week! I love that you guys keep coming back & help me to keep this little linky alive! And a big shout out to the first timers that joined us last week too!! Big loves for that!!

Last weeks posts made for some awesome reads. There was such a variety that I was just so overwhelmed that so many of you shared with me, @MrsMumsie & of course the #MMWBH. The amount of you linking up each week has went through the roof lately and I honestly cannot thank you guys enough for your support! You’re all pretty amazing! I hope you know that!

I’VE RETURNED!! Woohoo and can I just say a MASSIVE thanks to the gorgeous Mrs Mumsie to sailing the #MMWBH ship so beautifully last week while I was away! You Miss Lady are a true rockstar! Mwah! Also a HUGE thanks to all of you still visited, linked up and commented – you’re all pretty amazing and I hope you know that!

We only got back late last night, so I’ve not had time to unpack nevermind make the rounds to all of you guys yet, but I will & I cannot wait to see what everyones been posting about lately! I have SO much to share with you guys about our trip to France, so keep an eye out for the posts SOON!!
I’ve added a new board over on my Pinterest called The Mad Mid Week Blog Hop Loves and its basically a board for me to pin my favourite post from that week. Feel free to follow.

Follow Super Busy Mum {Debs}’s board The Mad Mid Week Blog Hop LOVES! on Pinterest.

Also, as we all know its the MAD Awards with Tots 100 and I would be so grateful if you would consider me when voting. I think this year I fit into both the Photography and Family fun categories! I’ve already done my voting and man I wish everyone the best of luck! {Click the badge to be taken to the nomination form}.
PicMonkey CollagePlease include the #MMWBH badge to your post so people know where you’re linking up to & please do make it round as many other blogs as you can – sharing the comment love! You could make someones day by leaving them a wee comment. We’d LOVE to give you guys a little tweet-out so make sure you have both myself @SuperBusyMum & @MrsMumsie added on Twitter and we’ll make sure to give y’all a little Twitter love too!

Super Busy Mum