• All at sea

    June 20, 2016

    Help, how do you entertain two small children cooped up in a house that resembles a building site, when it’s raining? Will it all come flooding back? I think I’ve forgotten… It’s my first day back at ‘work’ following our holiday (we actually left the house this time, I know! We went on an extended…

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  • Cruise holidays for parents

    October 20, 2013

    I wrote my tips for cruise holidays with children…but what about for parents? So covering booze, boobs and bad attempts at cupcake making; here’s some things to think about for day…and night:

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  • Cruise holidays with children

    October 17, 2013

    Going on a cruise and looking for tips on taking children? As I think I might have mentioned once or twice, we’re just back from our family holiday. We went with Royal Caribbean on the Independence of the Seas, for an 11 day cruise around the Canary Islands and Spain. It is not the sort…

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  • Playing crazy golf, in a gale, in the middle of the sea

    October 15, 2013

    There is something incredibly surreal about being on a cruise. You’ll be doing something completely normal and everyday – eating lunch, having a whole load of cake, running up and down ten flights of stairs after your toddler – and then the floor will wobble and you remember that you’re on a ship with a…

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  • On a boat

    October 7, 2013

    So we’re on a ship, in the sea, in the middle of our holiday. It didn’t have have the best of starts though. An unfortunate combination of an over-tired, hungry and stir-crazy child led to a big old meltdown during the 30 minute lifeboat drill at Southampton. For the entire 30 minutes. We felt every…

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  • Up in the air

    September 16, 2013

    Things are all up in the air at the moment; both metaphorically and literally. We spent the last weekend of August by the sea, and Eliza learned to say ‘airplane!’ (not unprompted – it was the local air show, where planes fly over the part of the beach you can see from my parent’s house).…

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