A Family Day at Penrhyn Castle

A Family Day at Penrhyn Castle

Whilst staying in North Wales we had plans to get out as much as possible and see a lot of different things. We have a soft spot for a castle or two...or rather I do. 

We looked at all the ones local to Bangor and most places seemed to say that Penrhyn Castle is the best one around and the views are also stunning. 

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Lunch With My Little Ones

Lunch With My Little Ones

Over the past week, the girls have gone back to school and seem to have settled back in without any problems. I can imagine for some this can be a stressful time of year but as the girls are in Year 5 and Year 2 we've got quite used to this. 

The end of the school holidays has meant that we've had to get back into the swing of things, the return of our routines. 

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#WeAreFamily with McCain

#WeAreFamily with McCain

For us, family mealtimes play a big part in our life, and of those meals, dinner plays the biggest part. We don’t get to have breakfast together as we’re getting ready for school or work and people are in and out of the bathroom. This means that dinner time is even more important, as it’s a time when we catch up on our day’s.

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Awesome Ways To Slash Car Costs In Half

Awesome Ways To Slash Car Costs In Half

What do you look for in a car? Handling? Agility? Power? If you’re a family man, the answer is the price. Not only are cars expensive to buy, but they cost a fortune to run, too. For the average family, the expenses are too much, especially when you need to put food on the table. However, it is sacrilege to think of a life without a motor. After all, a car is a quick, easy, and hassle-free way to travel. The result is that lots of families get stuck in a catch-22 situation: car or no car? The answer is to find a car that is cheap to own.

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Visiting Pili Palas, Anglesey

Visiting Pili Palas, Anglesey

Pili Palas is a farm/animal family attraction which is located in Anglesey. We were based in Bangor so this was a short 15-minute drive for us, simply crossing the Menai Strait and you're pretty much there. 

To describe it I'd call it a secret gem, we might have gone at a quiet time but it's really worth a visit and we loved it. We got there at 10 am so for the first 15 minutes we pretty much had the place to ourselves. 

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A Day Out at Welsh Mountain Zoo

A Day Out at Welsh Mountain Zoo

On route to our weeks stay in North Wales we planned a stop off at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, this was midway between Stoke-on-Trent and our hotel. 

As the name suggests this is high up in the mountains that surround Colwyn Bay and to get there you do feel like you are driving into the clouds. Narrow roads take you to the entrance gate and before you park up you have to pay the entrance fee to the staff in the wooden huts. Parking is free and plenty of it. 

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Personalized Gift Ideas

Personalized Gift Ideas

Buying gifts for other adults seem to get much harder as you get older. Many people buy themselves what they want or need, and so already have everything they want. People also drift apart over time and share less of their lives. Or, in the case of long-term partners and close friendships, you buy them gifts that often, for that many years it becomes hard to remember what you’ve already bought them and tougher to keep coming up with new ideas. Personalized gifts make a fantastic option. They are unique, trendy and they are unlikely to get the same thing twice. Here’s a look at some of the best-personalized gifts going.

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A New Mattress from Sloane & Son's

A New Mattress from Sloane & Son's

The average person sleeps 6 - 8 hours per day and it they're granted a lie-in then...well they're just lucky. 

The bed is where we spend around a 1/4 of our day so it goes without saying that this space should be relaxing and comfortable. 

When you have children and they get ill or scared they go straight to mummy & daddy's bed and even as our girls get older this is still true. A sickness bug...in they come, a thunder storm...in they come and so on and so on. 

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