About Memories and Mayhem

Hi Lovely!

My name is Sam and I write Memories and Mayhem. I live in Essex with my husband Mark and two teenagers, Abby and Harry. I started writing this blog because I’ve always wanted to be a bit of a Carrie Bradshaw (how much of a cliche┬┤is that!), but honestly I love to write and I’ve always felt that there was a little creative part of me that wasn’t getting any love.

Since I started writing it I have changed direction and started to focus on encouraging women. I kept hearing women say that they can’t go for their goals because they have children to look after and a house to run. Or they don’t feel good about themselves or they are constantly exhausted.

I knew exactly how they felt and I wanted to do something to help them not only feel great about themselves, but empower them to go for the goals they had been putting off.

So now I share how to be the best version of you, so that you can be the person you were made to be.

Family group smiling in front of the Colosseum in Rome


Travel Memories

As well as building women up, I also like to share some posts about our family life too. Because I think it’s good to show who we are and what we get up to.

My main goal in life is to fill my kids’ heads with as many memories as they can cram in.

If I get the chance to travel I always try and take them with me, although we do have a growns-up only break every now and again. I share our travel memories with you to give you ideas of where to take your family.

Both my children are teenagers now so I only write about travelling with teens, if you have young children I may not be the resource for you but please know that you are very welcome to stick around.

Self-Confessed DisNerd

A family photo with Mickey Mouse

I’ve visited Disneyland Paris three times and have recently returned from my 7th trip to Walt Disney World. I even managed to convert my husband into loving Disney and in 2013 we became Disney Vacation Club members, meaning we have Disney timeshare. We’ve had some wonderful times at Walt Disney World and we want you to experience that too. So you’ll find lots of hints and tips about visiting Disney and Florida in the travel section.


What I really love (apart from my family of course!)

The rush of heat that hits your face when you step out of the airport in a hot country. Shoes. Disney. Formula 1 motor racing. Gilmore Girls. Friends. Fresh flowers. Candles. Make-Up. Long walks with Chester (my chocolate labrador) and getting in bed with a good book.

Where You’ll Find Me

Instagram is where you’ll usually find me, I like to talk a lot of nonsense on my stories! But I also try and share uplifting messages and pictures from our travels.

I have a Facebook page for the blog and a group for parents of teenagers too.

Send me a Tweet if you fancy it, I’ll probably reply pretty quickly because nobody really talks to me on there so I’ll get super excited if I get a notification!

I hope you enjoy reading my blog. If you have any questions about travelling, Disney, (or anything else!) please do get in touch and I’ll do my best to help you.

Sam xoxo

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White roses behind a pink circle with wording be a better you
A pink circle with the word travel in the middle and the sea in the background

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