Thorpe Park is way too advanced to take the twins along but I knew my niece Rosie, 13 and nephew Billy, 11 would love it so I put the idea to their parents first and they all jumped at spending some family time together and reviewing Thorpe park for Mari’s World. Here’s an account [...]
This weekend saw the official opening of the DUPLO Valley Splash and Play area at LEGOLAND Windsor and we were lucky to be invited to test run it. We had a brilliant time and all our photos can be found on the Mari’s World Great British Housewife Facebook page
We arrived to a [...]
Now there’s one holiday I have never been on but that is high, very high, on my Bucket List; a boating trip on the Norfolk Broads.
I could have gone years ago, my mum’s partner at the time took my brothers on a boating holiday on the Broads and although the partner hasn’t been [...]
Do you like where you live?
I mean I used to as a 15 year old, I can remember shopping in the town centre, walking through the market square, spending my hard earned cash on the clothes stalls and a trip to OK records to get myself the latest vinyl disc. It [...]
I had the enormous good fortune to be offered a spa session during our Easter break to Butlins Bognor Regis as a wedding gift.
There’s nothing more fantastic for busy mums than a little bit of me time carved out every now and then, I think it’s fundamental to recharge the batteries and [...]
Have you heard about slow food?
It’s the opposite of fast food and I heard about it first in Italy years back it’s about making the most of every mouthful and enjoying your food rather than just putting it away. It’s about taking time to cook something delicious and appreciate the process from start [...]
I was born in London, Paddington to be precise (the hospital not the station!) and my first few years were spent in Brixton. My grandmother lived in Waterloo and we would see her at the weekends so London really is in my soul. I’d live there now if I
didn’t have kids could afford [...]
Our Easter holidays started with a fabulous trip to Butlins Bognor Regis this year.
As a Butlins Mum Ambassador we were invited to take a short break and our first choice Minehead wasn’t available for Easter as it had been booked up for a music weekend.
Butlins organise [...]
Shortly after we were all back in our homes having descended quite gloriously from Snowdon back in March and having made such a phenomenal racket we were contacted by Been2Books, an online book making facility that preserves the memories of your travels and days out.
Unlike normal photo books, Been 2 Books also have [...]
Isn’t it great? There’s something about a fairground that always excites me and Butlins know this. We have enjoyed the Skegness and Bognor Regis rides time and time again because once you’re on Butlins grounds you can go on the rides as many times as you like for free. Run from the Dodgems [...]