I'm Beck, I am 34, mum of 2 boys, wife to one big kid and whose idea was it to add a bonkers beagle into the mix.  We live in Warrington, Cheshire and both juggle working full time and sharing childcare between us (thanks to shifts and WFH days).  We love to enjoy time as a family, fun days out, the outdoors and planning more adventures.  

Latest Blog Posts 

May 2024

Fueling Young Athletes: The Power of Nutri-teen Shakes

In the world of youth sports, the importance of proper nutrition cannot be overstated.  As young athletes engage in rigorous training and competition, their bodies require a balanced intake of nutrients to perform at their best, recover quickly, and support healthy growth and development.  This is where YSN Nutri-teen shakes come into play, offering a convenient and effective way to meet the dietary needs of our budding sports stars.

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March 2024

Our Review of Youth Sport Nutrition Nutri-Teen Shakes

YSN Nutri-teen shakes have been making waves in the world of youth sports nutrition offering a convenient and tasty way for young athletes to meet their nutritional needs.  Our 13 year old son Charlie has a very active lifestyle, takes part in a variety of sports and is part of a number of teams including Rugby League, Rugby Union and Rowing so we came across Youth Sport Nutrition and after reading about their products we felt that they would be a great addition to Charlies diet and routine.

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January 2024

Will the new HMRC trading allowance rules affect me?

If you are earning some extra income from selling goods or services online, you may be wondering how the new HMRC rules that came into effect on 1 January 2024 will affect you.  In this blog, I will explain what the new rules are, who they apply to, and what you need to do to comply with them.

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What is the trading allowance and how can you benefit from it?

If you have a small side business or earn some extra income from self-employment, casual services, or personal equipment hire, you may be interested in the trading allowance.  This is a tax relief of up to £1,000 per tax year that exempts your first £1,000 trading income from income tax and National Insurance contributions.  In this blog post, we will explain what the trading allowance is, how it works, and who can use it.

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October 2023

Why Kos Should Be Your Next Greek Island Destination

If you are looking for a destination that combines stunning natural scenery, fascinating cultural heritage, and endless entertainment options, then Kos might be the perfect choice for you.  Kos is the third largest island of the Dodecanese, after Rhodes and Karpathos, and it lies in the south eastern Aegean Sea, just 4km away from the Turkish coast.  

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September 2023

How To Get The Best Deal When Booking A Holiday

1. Time it right when booking: Booking last minute doesn’t guarantee a bargain. Research by Skyscanner found that you generally get the best prices around six months in advance. The day of the week that you book and fly matter too. Expedia claim that the cheapest day to book a holiday is a Sunday.  We did this year and our holiday increased by over £200 the following day 

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Why I Love Traveling and Learning About New Cultures

Travel and culture are two of the most fascinating and enriching aspects of life. They allow us to experience the world in different ways, learn new things, and connect with other people. In this blog post, I will share with you some of the reasons why we love travel and culture, and how they have shaped me as a person.

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August 2023

Glamping at Quarry Walk Park: A Perfect Escape In The Woods

If you are looking for a way to reconnect with nature and enjoy a relaxing break from the hectic urban life, you might want to consider glamping at Quarry Walk Park. Glamping, is a form of camping that offers more comfort and convenience than traditional camping, without sacrificing the charm and beauty of the outdoors. Glamping at Quarry Walk Park is a great option for couples, families, and friends who want to experience the best of both worlds: luxury and nature.

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Flip Out Liverpool - The Ultimate Family Fun Experience For All Ages

This weekend we were invited to the VIP launch event for Flip Out Liverpool.  It's a new adventure park located in Liverpool city centre in Clayton Square.   Flip Out UK is the country's leading adventure and trampoline park operator, there are 29 parks across the UK each packed with a huge range of activities for all ages and abilities.  Myself, Mark and the boys along with our niece, visited the park and had an absolute blast.  Here are some highlights of our evening.

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