• Five children’s summer holiday essentials

    June 30, 2016

    We are recently back from our holiday (which seems like a million years away, in the way that it always does. I keep meaning to write about it but life keeps getting in the way). But here’s a couple of the really useful things we took away with us:

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  • Babies, beaches and big milestones

    July 29, 2015

    Nursery’s out for the summer – aka it’s shut for a week – so we’re currently staying down at my parent’s house in Bournemouth on a mini-break. They live by the sea so it always feels like being on holiday, and the weather has been very undecided, so it definitely feels like your typical British seaside…

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  • Swingball, Screwballs and sprinkler bans – the summers of my childhood

    July 16, 2015

       Having a toddler who’s now old enough to really enjoy summer – and all the associated paddling pool paraphernalia – is bringing back so many memories about my own childhood, growing up in the 1980s and 1990s. Wasn’t the summer brilliant when we were younger?  The six week holiday was second only to Christmas…

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  • Home, and away

    July 5, 2015

    We are home from our holiday, having had an amazing time and a insane amount of fun.  Bizarrely, we seemed to take a toddler and a small baby and returned with one water-loving small adult and one young child with lots of hair. Why do holidays make your children grow so much?

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  • Packing for two…plus two

    June 23, 2015

       Oh, the places you’ll go. But first there’s packing. When you have two children it’s a process that takes so long it starts before you’ve actually booked the holiday.  Whereas packing for just two is purely done on fun (how many bikinis can I justify taking? Oh, here’s one more. Do I need another…

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  • My 2015 UK travel wish list

    January 18, 2015

    The types of holiday I have taken seem to have varied wildly depending on my age and life stage. My late teens and early twenties were mainly about backpacking in the usual gap year places – India, Asia, Australia. Once I started working it was all city breaks, long haul and as much luxury as…

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  • A capsule Christmas in your suitcase

    November 26, 2014

    This year will be the first we’ve hosted Christmas at our new house, so I’m pretty excited about the decorating potential. But have you ever spent Christmas out of the country? I was in India and Thailand on my pre and post Uni gap years, and then went away with my family to a family friend’s…

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