• Adventures to Mersea Island // Days Out.

    Now originally this was meant to have been a solo trip to south end with my children and I, then I got the fear and asked my mum to tag along and just before she paid for her train tickets to join me on the journey, my train got cancelled and therefor our trip basically got cancelled, however with that my mum booked her day off anyway and my middle child’s desperate need to go to the seaside for the day we planned a day out anyway, deciding against going to Shoeberryness and instead go to Mersea Island. Mersea Island is as it says, an island in Essex which is connected to the mainland by a causeway and a road that gets flooded twice a day, the island itself its split by West Mersea and East Mersea, its beautiful, quiet and extremely non tourist which is always something I tend to go for when it comes to beach visits. As mum had been there before and I hadn’t it seemed like a fitting place to visit on our scheduled beach trip. Driving there wasn’t a bad of journey, travelling through the Essex countryside is always such a beautiful aspect of… View Post

    Adventure to Sealife London // Days Out

    During the half term, me and my children tried to get out as much as we could and I had to take them to sealife in London for the day, I booked our tickets online as it worked out a little cheaper and prepared for a fun little day in London. Before I used to shy in fear about taking my litter into London, but I’ve developed a little but of confidence and really wanted to get them to experience some of the wonderful tourist locations in our capital city. costing around £120 for the five of us, which I ordered a family ticket as it did indeed work out a lot cheaper as I said, we set the day for the Thursday. Getting there was nice and easy, the plan was to get the train to Liverpool Street train station and make the walk there, which wasn’t a bad walk, I did take the push chair purely for tired legs and for somewhere to put all the coats and lunches, on the walk to sealife we stopped beside the river and had our much needed lunch that I had packed for them and Matt showed them around a pier… View Post

    Visiting The Tate Modern // Days Out

    For a few weeks now I’ve been visiting London pretty regularly with my partner, we’ve done a few things together and one of them has been going into the wonderful Tate Modern. The Tate Modern is free, like a lot of the museums and galleries in London which is fantastic to be a tourist and waste a good afternoon browsing around the art work (because its free). Walking in from the main entrance in the huge turbine hall was this stunning fountain which you could sit on and enjoy, designed by Kara Walker, I love the exhibitions that are in the turbine hall as most of the time they are interactive for the public to enjoy and make what they want with it. The commissioned piece is inspired as you can probably see by the Victoria Memorial and you can have a little read about it here if you are interested in learning more. Making our way through the galleries, we first come across surrealism, its surprising when modern art started, I honestly thought, in my stupidity that modern art meant pretentious and snobbish but forgetting that Picasso was indeed considered modern art, there was I will admit many piece of… View Post

    Harry Potter Studio Tour // Days Out

    I don’t know if any of you are aware but I adore Harry Potter. I have read the books more times than I can remember and I have obviously watched the films an equal amount of times, I have participated in fan art and fan fiction in my youth and proudly wear the Hufflepuff colours. So when my boyfriend turned up at my door with a surprise trip to the Harry Potter Studio Tour I was over the moon! I couldn’t believe it, not only had he got us the tickets to the actual studio tour but tickets to go behind the seams.. literally and view some of the costumes and how they created them. The day started with getting into his car to the sound of the hedwig theme and a long car journey towards Watford and towards the Warner Bro’s Studio, surprisingly there wasn’t many people there when we arrived, it was a week before half term happened so it was pretty quiet, we managed to sort our tickets out and head in with very little issues. Walking into the Studio the first thing you see is the giant dragon from Gringots Bank, hanging from the ceiling surrounded… View Post

    Trip to the Natural History Museum | Days Out

    Now, I am not sure if I mentioned this before but I have a long standing history of being afraid of trains so thinking outside of my fear I wanted to take my children to London for the day. Sounds like a good idea yes? in theory, yes its a good idea, but in practice I honestly will not be going again until I am driving because frankly the London underground isn’t very accessible to buggies.. but enough of my complaints.. Our day started off around about half 5 am, kai had a doctors appointment that morning so once that was sorted we then met my friend Sian and her little boy Corey in town who was also coming along to London, because frankly i didn’t want to go alone, we got our tickets and made our way to the platform, with me slightly panicking about the idea of going on a train with my kids but it went well, the children loved sitting up at the window and watching the countryside go by. Once we arrived at Tottenham Hale we had to get into the underground which Kai was excited for, I however was not, we got the underground… View Post