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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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7 Things To Do In Bristol

A photograph of hot air balloons from Bristol's International Balloon Fiesta floating in the sky above Bristol - 7 Things To Do In Bristol - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post.  My family and I moved to Bristol when I was four years old. But when we moved our house was still being built. So we lived in a hotel for a month – the Unicorn Hotel. It was very exciting. We finally moved to our new house on my fifth birthday. And I always believed that our new house was my birthday present. We only lived there for five years but I was devastated when…

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What Is A Babymoon? 5 Reasons Why You Should Have One

A photograph of a woman on a babymoon in Rhodes with her husband before having a baby - What Is A Babymoon? 5 Reasons Why You Should Have One - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. Back in May 2012, when I was pregnant with our first baby, Mr H and I went on a babymoon to Rhodes. It was our last chance to have a holiday before we became parents. So we saved up our money and went to an amazing hotel and had a room with a private swimming pool. It was heaven. And the perfect way to relax before the pressures of parenthood began. Is your first child…

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7 Things To Do In Tuscany

A photograph of a beautiful Tuscan landscape - 7 Things To Do In Tuscany - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a sponsored post. Italy has always fascinated me. I studied Classical Civilisation and Ancient History at university. And it was the Roman culture and history that intrigued me the most. Yet until Mr H and I went to Florence in 2006, my only time in Italy had been a brief journey through the Mont Blanc Tunnel when I was a child.  But from the moment that Mr H and I stepped foot in Florence, I fell in love with…

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Away From The Beach: Amazing City Holidays For Families

A photograph of Brooklyn Bridge in New York at night - Away From The Beach: Amazing City Holidays For Families - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post.  Sure, there’s nothing wrong with beach holidays, but they can begin to feel a bit samey after a while, right? That’s why it’s always a good idea to mix up the type of holiday we go on, including with our families. If you’ve been visiting the same old spot for years on end, it’s time to mix it up – and perhaps visit a city instead of a beach. There’s no shortage of excellent city…

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3 Surefire Strategies To Organise The Perfect Family Holiday

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This is a collaborative post. When it comes to the annual summer vacation, it’s easy to choose the mundane and ordinary package holiday. All-inclusive options on the hotel complex, evening entertainment in the form of cheesy cabaret tribute acts and a kids club tend to be the go-to formula. However, you do have more options. Some families take the perfect family holiday to far-flung destinations like Costa Rica, Macau, Fiji and Uzbekistan. While you may wonder how they manage to…

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The Importance Of Having A Family Holiday To Look Forward To

A photograph of a little girl on a sandy beach on a sunny day - The Importance Of Having A Family Holiday To Look Forward To - Mrs H's favourite things -

This is a collaborative post. A family holiday is something that everyone looks forward to and they’re very important as they provide an escape from daily life and allow you to recharge your batteries. Even simply booking a holiday can do a world of good and give you an extra spring in your step all the way through to the vacation itself. The Importance of Having a Family Holiday to Look Forward to Booking the Trip As soon as you have…

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A Good Friday Trip To See Animals Of The Ice Age – A Review

A photo of a Daddy, his daughter and son standing underneath the sign for Animals of the Ice Age at Howletts Wild Animal Park - A Good Friday Trip to see Animals of the Ice Age - Mrs H's favourite things

Today the sun shone. In fact, the weather was beautiful this afternoon. Which was Sod’s Law because yesterday we’d been invited to Howletts Wild Animal Park to review their new experience, Animals of the Ice Age. And of course, yesterday was cold and wet. Not the ideal weather for spending a day outside looking for animals. However, we still had a wonderful time and we were all very impressed with the new exhibit. Animals of the Ice Age at Howlett’s…

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