The Coronation Street Tour: A Review

Lauren standing outside Dev's shop on the Coronation street tour

Last month we were in Manchester and we went on the ‘Coronation street tour’. We also stopped in at Birmingham the next day to visit the worlds biggest primark too. Our experience of the Coronation street tour Having never stepped foot in Manchester before, the directions and parking information given on the website were actually pretty good. We arrived within plenty of time before the tour was due to start. We were given a lanyard and badge to wear and[Read more]

Exploding Kittens: Review

Welcome to this edition of my Board Game Analysis! This time we are looking at Exploding Kittens (affiliate link) which is a card game for 2-5 players aged 7+ What’s in the box The box contains 56 cards and a instructions sheet. Board Game Analysis Objective and game play My son-in-law to be brought this game to one of our game nights and when he read out the rules I thought it sounded really hard and as I am not[Read more]

The world’s biggest primark trip

We recently took a trip to Birmingham to visit the world’s biggest Primark. Now I know that Primark is not for everyone, however when you are on a super low income and love to shop then Primark is a dream come true! Ever since I heard about the store opening in Birmingham with five floors and a Disney cafe I and my oldest daughter knew that we wanted to visit. As we were heading to Manchester to take Lauren on[Read more]

5 Second Rule: review

Welcome to the first of a new blog feature – BGA day. BGA stands for Board Game Analysis, as we love playing board games or table games as a family so I thought it would be nice to share which games we like and what they are about in case you would like to play them with your families too. We are starting off with the game from Interplay – 5 second rule. We have regular game nights with our[Read more]

Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Review

3 images which contain - 1. Ed Sheeran puppet. 2. Photograph of the back of Ed Sheeran looking at the castle on the hill. 3. Man and woman looking at one of the exhibits in the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition.

We recently visited the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition which is in Christchurch mansion. This is a free exhibition but you do need to book free tickets to attend to avoid overcrowding. Opening dates for the display The exhibition is smaller than I thought it would be but it was still very interesting to see a glimpse into Ed’s journey from a young child to world wide superstar! Personally, I am not the biggest Ed Sheeran fan (I do[Read more]

Flash speed mop review

Flash speed mop - boxed

I have been reviewing the Flash speed mop over the last week. I was sent the mop from Savvy Circle for the purpose of viewing it. All thoughts and opinions are my own. None of my floors in the whole of our downstairs have carpet, so I have to sweep and mop rather than hoover all of the time. We have three dogs who run around with mucky paws and my 11-year-old can be just as bad! The mop has[Read more]

Foxes Farm Corn Maze Review

Man pushing pram through a corn maze

We took a trip to Foxes Farm, Aldham to have a go in their corn maze and see their pumpkin patch. We were gifted the entry to the maze but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This was the first time that we had ever visited Foxes farm but it was easy to find and had loads of parking available. It is £1 to park and you pay when you leave the farm.  We were blessed with beautiful weather[Read more]

Win with the Sock Shop

Mens black bamboo socks and ladies pink bamboo socks from sock shop

Summertime can be hard on our feet when we have to wear socks and the heat is high! I hate having hot feet and a number of foot skin conditions can occur when your feet sweat a great deal. When the lovely people from the Sock Shop offered me the chance to try out some of their socks, I jumped at the chance as I knew that they sell bamboo socks.  The sock shop The sock shop was founded in[Read more]

Harry Putter golf – Felixstowe

We decided to visit Harry Putter crazy golf in Felixstowe as we were studying Harry Potter as part of our home school. We had heard that it was supposed to be based on Harry Potter, hence the name! The golf is a 13 hole indoor course at the back of Charles Mannings amusements on the sea front. The golf is priced at £3 a person which is pretty reasonable as other crazy golf courses we’ve seen have been charging triple[Read more]

Sea Life Adventure

A lion fish

As part of our under the sea home school study we decided to visit Southend Sea Life Adventure aquarium. We purchased our tickets online as you get a discount that way. It cost us £34.85 for two adults and a child. When you enter you can get your hand stamped so that you can come and go as you please throughout the day. Inside the sea life centre as you would expect, there are lots of interesting sea life creatures.[Read more]