REVIEW: Glamour Beauty Festival!

My podcast host and I headed to Manchester Central last weekend to check out the Glamour Beauty Festival at Manchester Central. The event is pretty much a chance to check out products and tips from the main beauty brands. From facials at Pixie Beauty to foundation shade matching woth Fenty beauty, there were plenty of…

Kids and gigs

Should you take your pre-teen to a concert? Here’s my thoughts

A Year of Dates

I'm very excited to share a little delivery that arrived today…. My new date jar courtesy of a fab mum-run business, A Year of Dates. The concept is simple, but impressive. A jar of 52 envelopes (yes an idea for EVERY weekend), each with a little date idea inside. The envelopes are colour coded so…

Review: Total Ninja (toddler session) 

I’ve noticed a few Groupon offers for a place called Total Ninja in Trafford Park. Given Boy1s obessesion with obstacle courses etc, I checked out the website. OMG a genuine Ninja Warrior style obstacle course. In Manchester (screams).  Then through a random Facebook group I discovered they have launched weekday toddler sessions, so just had…

Review: Apple Jacks Adventure Park

Day 3 of my Easter week off, the random mini heatwave is well and truly over and we’ve already done a farm trip and chilling/movie day. So what else do we do when it’s blustery with April showers? Yep, head outdoors! #ILiveWithBoys I’d heard of Apple Jacks and seen a few offers on Groupon in…

Fashion & Freedom

Last night I had a rare hour to kill by myself after work, before another event. So I treated myself.  I popped over to Manchester Art Gallery to check out their Fashion&Freedom exhibition.  It covers the relationship between women and fashion since the First World War, with pieces from students and up and coming designers. …

Getting Crafty with ToucanBox

I’m not the ‘craftiest’ of mothers, I’ll be honest. I always liked the idea of spending rainy afternoons creating various pieces of art with my kids, with some music playing in the background, laughing and joking etc… That rarely happens. I hate mess! We do have craft box and umpteen toilet role tubes, so every…

Review: Zizzi, Corn Exchange Manchester

Last week I received an email from the Corn Exhchange in Manchester to say that some of the new restaurants are ready to open. More importantly it said that the new Zizzi branch was holding a training day, which meant I got to see the new venue and taste the food before anyone else. Result….

Kids bike workshops at Halfords

During the holidays, Halfords, the national cycling retailer holds FREE bike maintenance workshops for kids. We booked a place and went along to the Trafford store in White City.  On arrival we had to wait a few minutes, as there was a bit of confusion about where the session would take place. I had to…