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July 2018

Finding happiness Travel & Days Out

Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World – A Review

A photograph of a little girl on The Queen's Flying Coach Ride at Peppa Pig World in Paultons Park looking over Peppa Pig World - Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

In May, we were invited to the family theme park, Paultons Park. They were opening two new rides in Peppa Pig World and we were asked to go and review them. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to go. So when we knew we would be in Southampton for the weekend in early July, we decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to visit Paultons Park. Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World – A Review I have to admit that I…

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Fashion & Beauty

Summer Wardrobe Staples

A photograph of a woman walking in the sunshine wearing a shirt dress and a summer handbag - Summer Wardrobe Staples - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. Having a few staple items of clothing each season really helps when it comes to putting your outfits together. The best ones are there to mix and match, and you should be able to wear them all season without them becoming stale. Since we’re in the summer months of the year, we’re going to focus on the clothes which are very versatile in the warmer weather. These items are here to keep you cool in…

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Travel & Days Out

10 Reasons Why A Royal Caribbean Cruise Would Make A Perfect Family Holiday

A photograph of a little girl on a slide in Splashaway Bay on the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Independence of the Seas - 10 Reasons Why A Royal Caribbean Cruise Would Make A Perfect Family Holiday - Mrs H's favourite things

The other week we were invited to spend turnaround day on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Independence of the Seas. The Independence of the Seas has just had a multi-million pound makeover and has some fabulous new features. Blogging has provided my family with some wonderful opportunities. But without a doubt, being able to spend a day onboard the Independence of the Seas was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve had. We got to appreciate everything that a Royal…

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Home & Garden

Simple Steps To Stop Your Home Being An Energy Suck

A photograph of some solar panels in a field - Simple Steps To Stop Your House Being An Energy Suck - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. The cost of utility bills is set to rise even more. This is a concern for anyone that has to pay for them. But also the amount of energy we use is far more concerning for the planet as a whole. The more resources we use, the worse things will be for the planet, and all of us as a consequence. Luckily, there are things you can do to help reduce these costs and make…

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Home & Garden

Important Things To Know Before Buying Your First Family Home

A photograph of a house for sale - Important things To Know Before Buying Your First Family Home - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. Buying your first family home is an exciting experience for all the family. Finally, you’ll have somewhere that you can truly call your own and make some amazing memories in with those you love. That being said, it’s quite a stressful process too. Because of this, it’s vital that you do some research and understand what you’re doing before you make any big decisions. With that in mind, here are nine important things you should…

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Home & Garden

Get Your Garden Summer Ready With These Nifty Ideas

A photograph of some vegetables in a vegetable patch - Get Your Garden Summer Ready With These Nifty Ideas - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. This year we’ve been blessed with a gloriously hot summer, and you’re probably beginning to think about doing your garden up (if you haven’t started already) so that you and your family can enjoy this lovely weather in your own little space. Sometimes though, it can be difficult to come up with ideas on what to do in your garden especially if you don’t like DIY. However, having a beautiful garden doesn’t mean you have…

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Travel & Days Out

Our First Family Festival And Festival Essentials

A little girl walking up a big hill at Elderflower Fields Festival - Mrs H's favourite things

On Spring Bank Holiday weekend, Little Miss H and I headed to Pippingford Park in Uckfield to attend our first family festival. Our visit had been arranged by Auntie B who was also coming too. She’d suggested that we join up with some of her friends and attend Elderflower Fields Festival. Apparently, Elderflower Fields is the ideal festival for small children. And a brilliant starter festival. I have to admit that I was quite anxious before we went. I was worried…

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Home & Garden

Sharing My Laundry Gems With Persil Powergems

A photograph of a woman leaning against a laundry pile and looking fed up. In front of the laundry pile are three bottles of Persil ultimate Powergems. And using the power of Photoshop the woman is sitting in a field and her laundry pile is so tall it touches up to the ceiling - Sharing My Laundry Gems With Persil Ultimate Powergems - Mrs H's favourite things

This post was written in partnership with Persil Powergems. Laundry. It is, without doubt, my least favourite household chore. Gone are the days when Mr H and I could get all our clothes clean over the weekend. I now feel that our laundry pile reaches up to the sky and never gets any smaller. The stack of washing is never ending and I sometimes wonder if the bottom of the laundry basket truly exists. I can’t remember the last time…

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