The things you discover when you take a wrong turn….

The things you discover when you take a wrong turn

Yesterday we went shopping to York which is a good hours drive away from where we live and on the way back, we turned left instead of right at a t-junction which caused Mr Frugal to mutter a few choice words under his breath and the kids to squeal in delight when they saw a sign for a pick your own strawberry farm. Their squeals meant that we didn't turn back as Mr Frugal wanted to but that we carried on down what seemed to be the longest road ever to find the farm.  We eventually found it about five miles down the road but they'd closed down the pick your own fruit side of the farm last … [Read more...]

Family Fun at Conkers….

Family Fun at Conkers

Remember our annual family trip to the Trafford Centre that I told you about the other day?  Well here’s part two…. We usually go shopping on the Saturday of our Trafford Centre weekend and sometimes pop into Manchester if there’s anything going on but this year we were invited to visit Conkers on the Saturday as part of a bloggers event.  I’d already booked and paid for our hotel so I couldn’t change the date of the Trafford centre weekend so we were in two minds about whether to make the trek from Manchester to Conkers. I’m really pleased we did decide to go though because we had … [Read more...]

Here’s a few ideas for some great days out this Summer….

Ideas for a great family day out this Summer

As we all know, keeping young ones entertained can be a challenge to say the least! Especially if you’ve got more than one, different interests and hobbies can leave you lost as to what activities will ensure that everyone is kept entertained. To help inspire you, we’ve created a list of diverse, fun and economical family days out in the UK; Port Lympne & Howletts Park, Kent: These wild animal parks offer an experience that is truly like no other. In a valiant attempt to preserve animal wildlife and protect species from extinction, The Aspinall Foundation has been creating incredible … [Read more...]

Time Traveller – Disneyland Paris 2009….

But Pluto gets a kiss....

This week I'm joining in with Marianne and her fantastic Time Traveller linky and I'm going to share one of our pre-blog holidays with you.  We used to travel quite a lot when the kids were younger and even more so before we had them as I was a travel agent when I was younger and we took full advantage of the holiday freebies I was offered. I've got boxes of holiday photos in the garage and Miss Frugal and I often like to sit and look through them and there's so many that I could have chosen to share today but I chose this one because it's my happiest holiday memory. Disneyland Paris … [Read more...]