A Family Summer 2016

How has the Summer been and gone? We’ve just gone back to work, and this term is going to hit us with a big bang! I’m going to do a quick round-up of the whole summer. You’ll soon see how crazy we were having not much time off at all!

We’ve had 46 days off, including the weekends, (I’ve had 38.5 days off as I worked a week and bit!). We’ve had four holidays or mini breaks, we’ve had days out, we’ve seen nearly all of our family. We’ve had Baby play dates, grown up play dates, gaming festivals. We’ve had 5 days at home, a few days at work and an utterly crazy school holidays! Keep on reading!

Fox Family Time #2: Dunfield House

It is very appropriate that the image for my Fox Family Time series is a photo of the three of us at Dunfield, as this week’s Fox Family Time #2 is about our time at Dunfield!
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Our Peppa Pig and Paulton’s Park Adventures!

After our trip to Disneyland where Alfie became obsessed with Peppa Pig. We downloaded Peppa Pig videos onto the iPad for him to watch whilst we were flying, on the coach transfer, waiting in ridiculous queues etc and he loved it! Continue reading “Our Peppa Pig and Paulton’s Park Adventures!”

Fox Family Time #1

I’m going to be writing a post once a week about something that we’ve done as a family the previous week. It’s something that, as a family, we need to be more proactive about. We need to spend more quality time together.

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Disneyland Paris

Dan and I are big kids. We love to mess around, we love playing with Alfie’s toys and we love Pixar films. So booking Disneyland Paris for our honeymoon was one of the easiest, and definitely one of the best, decisions we have EVER made. Continue reading “Disneyland Paris”

Top tips for travelling with a Toddler

We do a lot of travelling so we should be an expert at this. However, we recently flew to Paris which is a whole new kettle of fish for us! So here are some of my top tips for travelling with a toddler!

1. Stock up well with treats! This is a fairly obvious one. Be armed and ready with bribes! Chocolate, sweets, Peppa Pig on the iPad… (Ah so that’s pretty much all of my tips in just one… Hmm now what to write?!)

2. Leave plenty of time! This is one we thought we did well… We didn’t! We ended up getting caught up at airport security waiting for Alfie’s water to be allowed through and running through the terminal to catch our flight. Husband having an asthma attack and being sick and mummy left sorting everything. THREE HOURS IS NEEDED!! You can entertain a toddler for three hours better than you can deal with your husband whinging on a plane for an hour and a half… So leave yourself lots of time to have a nice leisurely stroll through duty free and a coffee before you board. Please see number 8 for more on this!
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Next sale madness!

It used to be tradition in the Seddon/Worthington household that we’d do the Next Boxing Day Sale. We’d get up at silly o’clock and go crazy sale shopping being pushed around and standing in ridiculous queues, followed by a McDonald’s breakfast and an early morning nap. Or sometimes another next if we have totally lost our minds…

I don’t currently drive and Dan refuses to take me at 5am (rightly so I do admit!) but with my mum around this weekend we decided we’d head to the Nuneaton Next store and see what bargains we could grab.

I nearly had a heart attack. It was empty, well a handful of people, staff were asking if we needed help and everything was organised!  Continue reading “Next sale madness!”