Sons, Sand & Sauvignon


I Quit – My Stop Smoking Diary: Why? 3

As I mentioned yesterday, rather than resolutions I have decided to set myself some major goals this year. Goals that will improve many aspects of my life. I didnt put pressure on myself to start from the 1st January. Personally I feel there is way too much pressure doing that and […]

I Quit

little loves

New Routines & Ambitions – Little Loves 11

A few months after I started blogging and started to get used to some of the more technical terms I started joining as many ‘linkies’ as I could possibly manage. I wanted to find new blogs to read but also wanted to increase my own readership. A ‘Linky’ is the […]


New Year, New Goals. Big Goals! 6

For me the start of a New Year is the perfect opportunity to set yourself goals and targets for the things you want to achieve throughout the year. I don’t like to use the word ‘Resolution’ so ‘Goal’ is the perfect alternative. Not only is there no pressure on a […]

Big Goals feat

Hayden and autism

Hayden and Autism – An Update 1

As it has been a while since I have posted much on here I thought it would be appropriate to give you a little update on how Hayden is getting on. I last gave an update on Hayden and autism in March where I looked at the different ways autism […]


Our Dream Family Cruise 2

When I was around 7 or 8 years old my mum and dad took myself and my sister on a 7 night Mediterranean family cruise. We flew over to Palma in Majorca and got transferred to the port where a huge, luxurious cruise ship was waiting to pick us up […]

family cruise

Noddy Remote Control Car Review Feat

Noddy Remote Control Car – A Review 1

When we were told recently we were being sent something from the new Noddy toy range from Spin Master to review I was unsure which little monkey would be the lucky one to have the chance to be the first to play with it. Ellis is the only one of […]


Top 5 tips for travelling with toddlers 4

Has the change in temperature got you dreaming of bluer skies and warmer climates? Is it time for a last minute holiday before the end of the season? The Balearic Islands are yet to see the end of their season and may be the perfect location for some winter warmth. […]

tips for travelling with toddlers

It's been a while feat

It’s been a while… 1

Well, It’s been a while since I posted anything on here! As you know in August I launched a brand new wedding blog called Confetti Ave. I had planned to launch my wedding blog whilst finishing off my redesign here and continuing to post as I was, but that wasn’t […]


My Interactive Minnie – A Review 1

If you know anything about us as a family, you will know we absolutely adore Disney! With Disney Junior being a firm favourite on the TV and our sky plus box packed full of Disney movies, there was no way were going to pass up the opportunity when asked if […]

My interactive minnie

starting school with Maped Helix

Starting school with Maped Helix – A Review 2

So we have reached the half way point of the summer holidays, and I’m not ashamed to admit, September can’t come quick enough. It has been a really challenging few weeks, with boredom levels increasing and my bank of activities running out. Things are beginning to get a little stressful. […]


An indoor Picnic with Haywards

I’m not really very adventurous when it comes to picnics. Actually we rarely have them. We usually end up just buying food from a cafĂ© or restaurant when we are out. Something we do every now an again though is an indoor picnic. With 3 fussy little monkeys and a […]

An indoor picnic with Haywards

Spectrum Sunday #30

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Spectrum Sunday #30. The place to link up any of your ASD related blog posts. Apologies for being a day late this week. What is it about the end of term being crazy? New class visits, parents evenings, sports days, summer fetes, end of […]