Thursday, 4 February 2016

Park Life

The weather has been rubbish these past weeks. We've spent weekends holed up inside watching DVD's and playing games that when we saw a glimmer of sunlight behind a cloud we rushed outside to the park.

The park is a magical place for children. They can run wild and pretend they are pirates, they can burrow underneath the equipment and pretend they are running through a jungle. They can create an obstacle course and compete against each other to win the playground olympics. The opportunities are endless.

I love going to the park with Max. He's outgrown having me run around with him but he still loves watching me create these worlds, worlds that us adults can only dream about creating.

Never lose that imagination.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Brewers Fayre - Clarence Pier

We love eating out with family and friends. So when Brewers Fayre invited us to their Clarence Pier restaurant we jumped at the chance to treat our family to a meal out. Brewers Fayre is a great British restaurant, one that caters to everyone's tastes and preferences whilst still being a fun and welcoming place. 

We headed to the Clarence Pier branch, situated on the seafront we had some great sea views and were right next to the arcade and other attractions. After spending some time sinking some 2ps in the slot machines we headed over to Brewers Fayre for a great Sunday lunch.

There was some great service, we were seen to our table right away and explained by the welcoming waiter that we should select our meals then pay and order at the bar using our table number. This was great for us as it can be such an indecisive time picking food under pressure!

Between us we had an amazing choice of food. Everything was top notch and definitely filled us up after a busy morning. Scott opted for one of the new burger selections and it was certainly impressive, and tasty too. We had a few carvery's between us which had the perfect selection of meat and veggies that were cooked to perfection. We also had a chicken and ham pie which was filling and perfectly portioned. 

We didn't have to wait long for the food and the staff were great with checking up if everything was okay. There was more than enough on our plates and the variety on the menu was perfect for the picky ones amongst us!

The best bit about Brewers Fayre was the menu and facilities for children. The kids menu is not only good value but packed full of different things for them to try (Max opted for the burger, he normally does!) with main meals for just £3.99. 

They also have a soft play area which was brilliant to occupy Max in whilst we were waiting for our food. Sometimes he can get agitated whilst waiting so it was perfect for us adults to be able to catch up whilst he went and played, knowing he was in a safe place. 

This half term Brewers Fayres are offering a host of fabulous offers for entice and treat the whole family. From curry clubs, to midday deli deals, there is something on offer for everyone. A guaranteed thumbs up from the family and no washing up needed for mums and dads! What's not to love? 

To make it even better, on the 19th and 20th at selected Brewers Fayres they will also have kids discos to keep those kids energised and entertained during half term. Add that to the soft play, activity sheets and great menus, Brewers Fayre are ticking all the boxes!

We absolutely loved our time out at Brewers Fayre, we had a great time catching up with our family and inlaws and Max had a blast using the facilities. We will definitely be back!

Friday, 29 January 2016

A New Beginning

This week I started a new journey towards a career that I've wanted for such a long time. Working with the Young Women's Trust has lead me to so many new opportunities and this is one I can't wait for. On Monday I started a Community Social Manager course with Digital Mums who will help train me to be a community manager for brands social media accounts.

I've always wanted to work from home, having the flexibility to pick Max up from school and being able to work around day to day chores. Being a full time blogger sounds amazing but in itself is tough and I've seen some friends succeed and some struggle. Having the skills to run social media accounts for brands would be a great way for me to utilise skills I've gained from blogging.

Digital Mums is an amazing company that know that mums want to get into work but find it tough getting the work/life balance. They help train you in the skills that you need to become knowledgeable in one of the fastest growing sectors, digital.

I honestly can't wait to start this part of my journey. Of course I'll be blogging bits as I go along as a diary so I can look back and see how my skills have improved. Wish me luck!