How to have the perfect panto experience with toddlers

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Tyne Theatre & Opera House in Newcastle. Family days out over Christmas are not complete until you’ve ticked off a panto experience with toddlers – “oh no they’re not!” Whether you’re a fan of festive shows (that’s me) or…

Our Santa on the rooftop experience was a big hit

Our first Santa on the Rooftop experience at Fenwick in Newcastle is one of the best family days we’ve had. It was thoroughly worthwhile. I have visited my fair share of festive grottos over the years as a new mum over 40. This one took seeing…

Great North Elmer Parade helped us keep fit

As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy. So joining in the fun of this year’s St Oswald’s Hospice Great North Elmer Parade was just the tonic. A brisk walk always helps to blow away the cobwebs and…

Dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum

We travelled back in time on a mini-break in London and came face-to-face with dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum. In 1975 a film was made that captured my imagination as a tot. That film was Disney’s One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. From the…

We travelled to London for some sight-seeing and dinosaur-spotting.

Dinosaur mini golf and adventure for young kids

If you’re looking for mini golf and adventure and crazy Jurassic fun, set your Sat Nav for Heighley Gate Garden Centre in Morpeth. You’ll find a whole range of roarsome beasts waiting to greet you! Our experience Like many parents, I’ve a competitive streak and want…

Organic baby skincare range ideal for baby showers

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Organic Babies by Green People Organic baby skincare products are perfect for new mums looking for chemical-free toiletries for their newborn. Here are some of our firm favourites, ideal for baby shower gifts. Today’s generation of new mums and…

Tips to improve well-being and boost happiness

Writing about my emotions, even negative ones helps me improve my well-being and gives me happiness. Ultimately, combined with exercise, it means I’m more positive about life as a new mum over 40. When mum died at 65, the day before starting my new job, it…