Author: Cheshire Claire

Kids and Rental Properties How to Do Damage Control

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. They have turned their back for a second only to return to discover that their two-year-old toddler has created a ‘masterpiece’ on the wall of their rental home, or spilled strawberry juice all over the carpet. Many will agree that kids and rental properties just don’t mix! Unfortunately, there is often no getting away from it. So, how do you rent a home with children in tow without having to forfeit your rental deposit mere days after moving in? Here’s how to do damage control. Child-proof the home While you will obviously want to...

Read More

Steps to Organising a Weekend Away with Kids

It’s lovely to spend time with the kids, especially if you can take them somewhere new where you can spend precious, distraction-free time together. The problem is, kids don’t always travel well. Going away with them will often mean a lot of organisation and packing, and that’s before you consider the rigid nap schedules. Here’s how to organise a weekend away with the kids without tearing your hair out. 1. Make a packing list to make life easier When the suitcases are out and you’re chucking stuff in, it’s easy to overpack or to forget things. Avoid this by...

Read More

5 Things to Do When Moving House

Moving home is a big life change to go through, which is why some people find the experience to be somewhat stress inducing. In fact, you may even face anxiety about moving, due to everything that is involved in having to uproot your lifestyle and start again. However, moving home is also an exciting opportunity to start new beginnings, which is why it is important to find ways to deal with the stressful parts of making the change, in order to enjoy all of the good things. So, if you’re planning on moving home in the near future, here...

Read More

A Family Weekend at Combermere Abbey in Cheshire

September is always a tough month – back-to-school season. Weirdly anticipated on one hand, after six weeks of managing the summer break activities and childcare. Special mention to the challenge of policing screen time without starting world war three or having to remortgage the house to fund the fun! Frankly it’s a relief to get back into a routine, although it is short lived!  While certain stress levels subside, new stresses sky rocket as frantic school, after school, sports and other extracurricular schedules that the kids are signed up to all start back in what is perceived to be...

Read More

REVIEW – Marvel Universe LIVE! at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena

Marvel Universe Live is a show is a dream come true for fans of Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Superhero fans, both young and old assembled on Halloween at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena to enjoy the special effects extravaganza.  We took our mini Captain America along to join the many little fans dressed in  Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk costumes. However the parents and grandparents were all loving it and having just as much fun!  The storyline is action-packed with all the thrills and drama that you would expect from a Marvel spectacular. Packed with more than 25 heroes...

Read More