Tales of One Mummy Blogger & Her Superhero Sidekick

Tips for holidaying as a single parent


Being a single parenting is rewarding but also exhausting.  Come the end of a busy week and from working full time, running a house, remembering a million things for school, fitting in all the chores and jobs I would be quite content to put my feed up come Friday and spend the weekend snuggled under my duvet with Addy watching movies together.

Rarely though does that happen and weekends fly by in a blur or activities, days out, weekend clubs and domesticity.  I am not embarrassed or ashamed to admit that I love my ‘me time’, when I can run a deep bath, enjoy a long glass of wine and watch a programme other than Adventure Time or Teen Titans.

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Brantano have kids shoes nailed


I love shoes and shoe shopping, however my enthusiasm is not shared by Addy who isn’t hugely keen on going shoe shopping (I guess my wallet should make the most of this).  That is unless we go shopping to our local Brantano shoe store in Tamworth.

We first worked with Brantano last year on a shoe fitting review and were really impressed with the layout of the store, the friendliness of the staff and the fact that there was a huge choice of kids shoes including big name brands such as Clarks, Adidas and Sketchers.

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Holiday clothing loves from Primark


I am just a tad excited….it is officially the one week countdown for my hollibobs and I am looking forward to a week in the sun at the gorgeous St Regis hotel Abu Dhabi.  Holidays are one of the reasons I go to work – booking my annual breaks is something I look forward to and the UAE has been on my wish list of destinations for a number of years and the thought of a week’s adult holiday and the chance to read a book from cover to cover uninterrupted brings a BIG smile to my face.

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Fairmont St Andrew’s Hotel Review


One of the lovely things about being a blogger is being asked to pack a bag for the weekend and head off for a grown up break; somewhere without the kids, somewhere to relax and enjoy and take in somewhere new.  Well that’s what I did recently when I headed north of the border and up to Bonnie Scotland to sample the delights of the famous Fairmont St Andrew’s hotel.

Now I must stress I don’t play golf, know little about golf, my dad plays it and I watch the important stuff like The Masters and The Ryder Cup but that’s about it.  However, I do know that the Fairmont St Andrew’s hotel and golf course is somewhat of a legend in the golfing stakes and is one of THE courses to play if you go to Scotland. The hotel has a prestigious history and the website is clearly proud of this describing the hotel as ‘ a truly unique and special venue that makes your visit one to remember, with its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting and stunning cliff top views of St Andrews and the North Sea.’

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