Eating out with kids always seems to be hit or miss with us and more often than not we find ourselves comprising on quality just to keep the kids happy. On our recent trip to Portland, ME we stumbled across a few gems that I thought I'd recommend as we found ourselves enjoying really good food, which the kids also enjoyed. All of these restaurants centred on the Old Port area of Maine, an upbeat area filled with independent shops, which buzzes all day. I'd really recommend staying here if you have a short break to this vibey little city.
Sunday, 27 September 2015
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
I've been using my diary more and more as a life planner and I am still finding that using stickers makes planning my weeks more enjoyable and also more effective. My daily plans are generally very ornate to-do lists. Even so, they have made me more productive, so after cancelling my My Little Box subscription, I decided to use the money saved to fuel my new planner-decorating addiction. I favour UK Etsy shops and others that have reasonable shipping costs to the UK. This does, however, rule out vast swathes of the more popular Etsy shops. That said, I'm very happy with the shops I've used thus far.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
I love that I constantly learn new things about myself. It reminds me of when someone I know very well still manages to surprise me. I love these little moments and I guess that since I've been more open to the idea of self-discovery this year, I've been around to notice them when they've happened inside me. The purpose of these monthly updates was to track my progress over the course of the year so that I could track the little changes I'd made, from month to month, in my goal to make 2015 a healthier and happier year. Somewhere along the way, I slipped into the bad habit I have of competing with myself, which is not what I'd planned in the first place. I need to learn to dial back the pressure I place on myself.
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
After last year's trip to Cape Cod, we decided to spend more time exploring New England this summer and decided on Maine and were so glad we did. The natural beauty of the state is astounding and made us determined to return at some point in the future. It also afforded us the opportunity to eat as much lobster as we could! Read on for my lobster shack recommendations.