An update on our speech delay journey & what hurdles we’re currently facing

It’s been a while since I last shared an update about Annabelle’s speech delay journey. My previous speech delay update was back in February of this year, but I guess frequent updates aren’t really necessary and that’s mainly down to speech delays not being a ‘conquered-in-a-day-process’. So far? It’s been years, with no help from S.A.L.T – and those years have been filled with tantrums, frustrations and upsets {and those have just been from me!}.  We’ve shared posts here on the blog previously, right from the beginning with Annabelle’s tongue tie diagnosis, just before her third birthday. But where are…

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Kites & Castles – Our first Kite Festival with National Trust NI

This summer has whizzed by, so much so that I feel as though we haven’t done as much as I had hoped – by this stage in the school summer holidays, anyway. But during a google search of fun days out with the family, I came across a Kite Festival with the National Trust. Perfect! And to make it even better, it is held at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, which is in our favourite place, Castlerock.  What did surprise me though, is that this year, 2018, will be the 8th year the Kite festival will be put on. It’s…

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Spending the day at the Animal Farm Adventure Park in Somerset

During our recent family holiday to Somerset, we were given the opportunity to revisit the amazing Animal Farm Adventure Park in Berrow. It was a super hot day, but we were stocked up with sun cream, bottles of water and the kids couldn’t wait to explore. Being non-drivers, we took the bus which took us around 40mins to get too, however, if you’re in a car? It will take you about 15mins. The bus we got was available from our Haven holiday village in Burnham on Sea, but it goes along the promenade in Burnham and along the usual bus…

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Family holidays at Haven, Burnham-on-sea

I can’t imagine a caravan is everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to your family holiday. But I have always loved them. Ever since I was little and my Granda owned his own, in Castlerock – so staying in a caravan has always held a certain amount of excitement for me.  Over the years, every family holiday we have ever gone on has been a caravan holiday. I sense a theme! We are drawn to them for a multitude of reasons. We love the self-catering holiday vibe, the range of facilities that are available on site, as well as fun…

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Haven Activity Passes | Review

During our recent stay at the Haven Holiday village in Burnham-on-sea, we collaborated with Haven to review some of their prepaid activity passes. We have been on a few Haven holidays, but the activities were never really an option for us before because we either spent too much time outside of the holiday village. Or one or more of the children were too young to get involved – so we decided if they all couldn’t do them, then none of them would. However, during this recent Haven holiday, they could all get in on the action. The first activity we…

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A little catch up, a lot of cake & some photos too!

This last few weeks have been pretty wild. From birthdays to celebration dinners, from birthday treasure hunts to Father’s day. From day trips out to playing out in the glorious sunshine we’ve been blessed with, lately. Not forgetting the kids finishing school for the summer; so it’s been all systems go lately. So I figured I’d pop on for a little catch-up, because, well, I’ve not exactly had the chance to write this style of post for a while. Better late than never… So, yes, I mentioned birthdays. Firstly, I turned the grand old age of 38 {deary me} that…

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Fire safety products for the family home

Ensuring that your family and home are always safe is extremely important, that’s why installing fire safety product for your home is vital to keeping your loved ones well protected. According to the fire safety in the home document on the Government’s website, faulty electrics cause around 6,000 home fires across the country every year. Candles, cigarettes and heaters are also common risks of fire in the home. London Fire Brigade mention that fires are more likely to start in your kitchen than any other room in your house, with around half of home fires being caused by cooking accidents.…

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Helping my kids breath easy, with Colief

There is nothing worse than when our children get a cold; and as any Parent would, we wish we could take it from them, am I right? I remember most of the times my children have had a cold – thankfully they have my immune system and it’s not that often. Maybe once a year *touches wood*, but helping them get through the day is nothing compared to getting them {and you} through the night.  I was very kindly sent some Breathe easy Patches from Colief and they could not have come at a better time, because my youngest, Annabelle…

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3 ways to soothe Chickenpox | ViraSoothe Spray Gel

Chickenpox is horrible and it can spread through an entire class of children in no time at all. When my son Jacob brought it home from preschool one day – like some sort of stealth gift – it spread through our home, like wildfire! None of us had ever had it before and my youngest, Annabelle, was only 8weeks old at the time, too.  Out of the five of us, my Husband and the baby got it the worst. It turns out, 75% of Jacobs preschool class was off with Chickenpox, too. It’s so contagious and even when it hasn’t…

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