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Summer Road Trip – Diary – Day Two – Wookey Hole

We woke this morning quite early considering the lack of sleep due to excited kids and rain pounding on the roof of the Motorhome.

But even so waking up “On Camp” Is a great place to wake up early.

If we could just get the kids to communicate at an acceptable volume for pre 8am camp life.

Wookey Hole

Today’s adventure was a trip to the famous Wookey Hole Caves.

The 50,000 year old caves were once home to animals, humans and thought to be home to a witch too.

I was a little apprehensive that the kids wouldnt enjoy the tour but even Jake commented that he was having fun.

The cave tour is quite an adventure with low rocks that you have to bend under and wet footways to navigate.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining telling the story about how the caves came about and how they were used as well as guiding us through the walkways safely. The cathedral like views inside are well worth the trip.

Once you have wandered through the cave it’s time to navigate through the other activities like the old fashioned seaside pier style arcade. There is also a mammoth soft play area. I think had we got to the soft play before lunch it may have been a little less hectic. By the time our little two had climbed around in the caves though they were a little tired overwhelmed by how busy soft play was. To be honest they weren’t on their own.

Camp Site Number 2

On to our second camp of the trip and this time we are staying at Warcombe Farm. We arrived and checked in and the lady told me she actually was originally from the town near us! It’s a small world.

This site is lovely and I wish we were stay a bit longer to be honest. We have a huge pitch with BBQ stand and picnic table. and there is views of the sea too.

We had thought about heading to Woolacombe beach which is nearby but Jessica is really not well and has been asleep on and off since we set off from Wookey hole.

While Jessica slept this evening I did some photo editing the rest of the gang watched a movie.

Fingers crossed for a good night’s sleep.

Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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Summer Road Trip – Diary – Day One

As I type this we are driving down the motorway heading down to our first campsite of our summer road trip.

I think in hindsight I should have maybe asked to pick up the motorhome earlier in the day and left our home before breakfast as on the way to pick it up we had a car sick toddler explode somewhere on the A1.

A quick stop off at leicester services was made to wash out her clothes and snuggle teddy as well as take the rest of the bunch to the loo.

We arrived at our Motorhome rental just after the allotted 2pm time slot however thankfully due to it being the summer holidays they were busy anyway.

After being shown our Motorhome we headed out onto the open road.

Another stop off was made this time to sainsburys to get some food for dinner. This was mistake number two of our day.

Once we had all eaten we headed out onto the road again just 10 minutes in I though the little twins had fallen asleep when explosion number two happened.

Goodness this road trip is going to be fun if the travel sick toddler is anything to go by.

We arrive at our campsite for the evening a little later than anticipated gone 9pm actually.

A lovely lady at Bucklegrove checked us in for the night and was really helpful even though we were well passed closing time.

Now it’s bedtime finally – Though unfortunately it looks like the little lady’s travel sick maybe a little more than just travel sick.

Fingers crossed we all manage at least a few hours before tomorrow.

Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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Devon & Cornwall Adventure Summer 2019 – 6 People, 13 days, 1 Motorhome

Call us crazy but we are taking 2 sets of twins in a motorhome for almost two weeks. We are exploring devon and cornwall on our Summer road trip adventure.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Road trip family in a motorhome

If you follow me on instagram you will now that we have had this trip on our bucket list for a while and booked all year. Now it is here I have decided to try and write a bit of a diary for each day. Some days it may just be w few words and a couple of pictures which I will update and edit once we get back home.

I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as we go.

Check back each morning to see what we have got upto.

Day One

Nina, Chris & The Kids x

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Blogger Life – Why You Should Attend Blogging Events.

Blogging life can feel a little lonely. I mean there are no midday chats in the work canteen (Well unless your a parenting blogger like me and have a chat with the toddler whose only conversation is the handful of words they have learnt like tractor, noooooo, eh, etc). Heading out and attending a blogging event can be so beneficial. There are a list of reasons why you should attend a blogging event.

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Why You Should Attend Blogging Events

I’ve attended a number of Blogging events in the past few years from the Brit Mums Live to little local meet ups. I have attended BlogOn and the brand new Maven Connex which I am honoured to be speaking at in November .

So Why Attend

  • Learn – There are often opportunities to learn at the conferences There may be speakers that can teach you about SEO or ones that can show you some simple techniques to use your camera better.
  • Inspiration – Conferences will usually start with a Keynote speaker or Finish with a closing talk. These talks may not be about something you think relates to you. However they will still more than likely leave you inspired.
  • Goody Bags – Bloggers don’t normally get “free stuff”. A Lot of work can go into gifted reviews and sponsored posts. When you attend a blogging event you will more often than not receive a goody bag. There are usually some really great stuff in these bags, Sourced by the organisers. Although these are free it is courtesy to post a couple of pictures on your social pages. A bit of a thank you to the brand.
  • Friends – Sharing our lives online and blogging about a daily life we can often get chatting with people online. I have met some really lovely people online and now also in real life through attending blogging events. I have friends who we head out to wagamamas with, friends who we share things in common with.
  • Opportunities – PR companies and brand representatives will often attend these events and look for bloggers to connect with. I have had some good opportunities presented to me from attending events.
  • Fun -Wine and Cake – If none of the above have grabbed you there is always bubbly, cake and lots of fun to be had.

Attend That Event

I hope I have persuaded you into booking that ticket for an event.

You won’t be disappointed and you may even come away having so much inspiration for your blog that you can turn it into something amazing.

Nina x

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8 Small Changes To Save The Planet | Becoming More Eco- Friendly

Ok, Ok, I know these baby steps are not going to single handedly save the planet however I recently read somewhere that one person going all out on becoming eco friendly wont be as effective as lots of people doing their best to make small changes. I am trying to make changes within our home and lifestyle to be part of that group of people doing our best. That’s why I want to share with you some of the things i’ve changed to become more eco-friendly.

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Becoming More Eco-Friendly.

There are a number of ways in which I would love to become more eco-friendly but it takes time and money to make some of these changes.

Here are a few tips to get you started on your planet friendly journey

Tips For A More Eco-Friendly Life

1. Buy less

This is easy to say. However making a conscious decision to only buy what you absolutely need will make an impact Instead of spending money on mindless tat that will only end up in the bin.

2. Water Bottles

For a while now We have had reusable water bottles I drink quite a bit of water and always have a water bottle with me. I try and make sure wherever I go I take my reusable bottle and try to make sure the kids do too.

3. Recycle

Wherever possible we Recycle. Using the local kerbside collections but also taking glass to the bottle banks.

4. Donate

Having 4 children we go through a lot of clothes. I’m also trying to cut down on clutter in the house so sometimes I dont want to hold onto clothes for 6 years either. Luckily there is a charity shop close by so often just take things there. We also donate things that we no longer love like household items and decorations. If items are damaged they can then send them in bags to be recycled into rags.

7. Milk Delivery

We Recently Made the switch to a doorstep milk delivery. Using a local Dairy not only reduces the plastic consumption as milk come in glass bottles but also cuts transportation pollution as milk comes from the local area.

6. Plastic waste

As we learn more about the effect plastic has on the earth I feel more inclined to try using less one use plastic. I have had silicone straws for a while. I’m trialling different things to find what we can change as a family on our journey to becoming more eco-friendly .

  • Shopping bags – I try and remember to take bag with me when I go shopping. I have a few roll up bags in my handbag and changing bag so that I at least have one or two.
  • Toothpaste – Recently I purchased Some Toothpaste that comes in a glass jar however I have sensitive teeth and I think it may be making it worse. I will see how it goes.
  • Laundry – After asking on Instagram about eco friendly laundry I have now bought a Laundry egg It’s great for light washing. Tough satins need a little more and for this I’ve opted for Method Laundry liquid. However I think I need to add some essential oils as I like my laundry to smell nice and this just smells wet!
  • Sustainable Clothing – One of the big pollutants is fast fashion that’s why I try and use independent makers like Little Drop in the Ocean. I have a long way to go on this though, Its hard when trying to kit out 4 kids as Independent, eco friendly or sustainable clothing can work out really expensive.
  • Cloth Wipes – For the most part I have swapped the disposable wet wipes for a more eco friendly version. Cloth wet wipes are easy to use and you can make simple ones from old towels or other similar material.
  • Water Bottles – For ages we have each had our own water bottle that can be refilled. I’m never without a water bottle myself so not having disposable plastic bottle is so important.

7. Laundry

As mentioned above I have changed my laundry a little. Not only have I got rid of the chemical Laundry detergent but I try and line dry as much as possible. I also use my washer on its lowest temperature dependent on what I’m washing.

8. Natural Sunscreen

We all know that sunscreen is a must during the sunny months but most sun creams are full of chemicals. If Sunscreen is worn at the beach and while swimming in the sea can actually damage marine life. I am trialing an all natural sun cream Shade. Now it does take some getting used to it’s a little thick and has a “natural” smell but im going to be sticking with it for awhile especially when we are at the beach.

Eco Friendly Swaps

If you want see how these eco friendly swaps and habits fit into our family head over to my Insta feed where you can catch us daily in becoming more eco-friendly and other adventures.

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