A couple of weeks ago we headed off to Bluestone Wales. A National Park Resort in the beautiful countryside of Pembrokeshire. Becoming a blogger over three years ago, has given us many opportunities and when we were invited over to Bluestone it was our most exciting yet.
We were due to arrive at Bluestone on the Monday after a fun busy weekend that started off at 3 am on the Saturday morning. You see we were heading up to Derbyshire to see Mr B’s Nan who is 102 and wanted to take her out for lunch, so an early start from Cornwall was needed! On the Sunday morning we drove across the Peak District to Manchester for BlogOn. We knew the hardest part of the drive would be from Manchester to Bluestone so we were up early again on Monday morning.
It’s the start of the Summer holidays so you may be thinking about going abroad, or maybe staying home this year in your garden. Which ever you decide to do you may want to think about mosquitoes.
Lucky for you I have 3 to giveaway, but first here is a little about the Zap-It!
Did you know that scratching a mosquito bite may bring short-lived relief? but it also floods the bitten area with histamine causing swelling, incessant urges to scratch and a risk of damaging the skin’s surface, and therefore you could get an infection.
A safe, clinically tested way to deal with mosquitoes and other insect bites is to use Zap-It!
So many people never get to travel because they are convinced they can’t afford it. Instead of resigning to the idea that travel isn’t an option, modern-day wanderlust-ers are finding innovative ways to get their travel funds together. The truth is that regardless of your current financial situation, there are ways that you too can afford to travel.
Supporting Your Travel Habits
While it isn’t likely you’ll come into a sudden windfall that will allow you to travel to your heart’s desire, you can make certain choices to help support your next trip. If you are curious about finding alternative ways to invest in traveling, read on.
- The More You Save, the More You Travel
Getting into a money-saving mindset will help you reach your travel goals much faster. Find out how much money you need to spend on your next trip, set up a savings timeline, and work towards making that deadline. What you avoid spending now can be used for your travel adventures in the near future.
As you know from some of my older posts, Canada is a special place for me. Yes My sister lives there and yes it’s my favourite holiday destination. But I have never shared my tops tips with you on why Canada especially Niagara Falls is one of the best places to visit. I want to add that Canadians are extremely friendly and helpful so don’t be afraid to ask for help or directions while you are there.
Niagara Falls is one of natures wonders of the world. The majestic falls are stunning. Taking a boat ride on the Lady of the Mist around the falls is not to be missed. If you head to the falls at night they do a breathtaking light show with the falls lit up in different colours. We stayed in a hotel right on the falls and the relaxing sound of the water from the waterfalls by night is amazing.
When you become a mum, it does mean you are likely to spend more time with your own family. So going to see your parents has to go on the back-burner. But if they are senior, it can be a hard adjustment for them to not see you as much. In fact, if they don’t have many friends, it can be a very lonely time for them. Therefore, while you might be a busy mum, you still need to make time for your parents.
In fact, here are some ways you can help your parents to live their life to the fullest.
Get them to look after their grandchildren regularly
It can be overwhelming when you have little ones to look after. But there is a way you can get some help while giving your parents some company too. Arrange with them to take care of your kids at least once a week. You can drop them off in the morning and then you can pick them up later in the day. It will give them a bit of life if they can spend time with their grandchildren. Also, it can help you out too if they take on some of the burden. After all, you can then go and do some jobs around the house, or visit a dear friend with the kids out of the way. And you can all go out on days together too. Your parents will be delighted if you invite them to the beach or the park with your kids!
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This is our first mini break with baby girl. Travelling up the motorway with a baby is a completely new experience for us. We have travelled this same route for many years but this is the first time with a baby.
I have never had the need to check out baby facilities at motorway services before, but now that’s my main concern.
Will they be clean?
Will they have a chair so I can breastfeed?
Will they actually have a baby room or just a pull down changing table in the disabled loo?
So as you can tell for a few days before we left I was feeling pretty anxious.