Top tips for long car journeys with kids

Long car journeys with young children are never going to be overly fun are they, no-one wakes up and says ‘hmm come on family, lets go sit in the car for four hours today – it’ll be awesome’. It is the thing that most of us parents dread a little, you know it’s guna be a lovely day out or holiday but the traveling is just going to be a night mare. I have had quite a few long drives with the kids recently including 4 hours to visit Bluestone in Wales, as you can imagine with 3 children vs 1…

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Building up my driving confidence

Nearly three years ago I passed my driving test (first time may I add) it was a very proud day for me – I went home feeling amazing with my little certificate in hand nothing could stop me now I would be whizzing all over town or so I thought.. It took about a month to get my first car by the time I went to drive it I was panicking big time I felt like I’d forgotten everything the car was completely different to drive to the one I learnt in and I hated it, my first drive went a…

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What my car-less week has taught me

Last Thursday I was driving home and something didn’t feel right in the car, the clutch was noisy and vibrating under my foot like a mad thing. The next day my fears were confirmed the clutch was on its way out, not gone but I was advised to only really drive it in an emergency until it is fixed as I could break down anywhere – this is my worst fear breaking down at some busy junction with the kids in the car, I wouldn’t have a clue what to actually do and would probably sit and cry until someone…

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Mums essentials – Long Car Journey’s

A Mum’s essentials guide to long car journey’s when travelling with children. Last week we braved a 4 hour trip from Dorset to Pembrokeshire, Wales for a family holiday at Bluestone. Now while a holiday is lovely and I’ve been so looking forward to this little break I was absolutely dreading the car journey there is only so many times you can play the frozen soundtrack to keep them entertained so I’d been thinking of little things we can take to do or play in the car to keep little ones entertained as long as possible and also some item’s…

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