And don’t you agree that Christmas time is the most magical of all? Fortunately for us, we were given the opportunity to have the magic start early for my little girls, as they were cordially invited by none other than Father Christmas himself, to come visit him at his home in Lapland UK, (naturally!), and to assist his elves in making sure the toys were ready for all the little girls and boys who have been good this year. I believe in magic! A few mornings ago, Holly (6) and Ella (3) ventured down the stairs to find the most beautiful wax-sealed invitations… View Post

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My family and I have just spent the most lovely weekend in Cornwall. One of our favourite places to head to with beautiful coastline and stunning scenery, a relaxed way of life, and plenty to do for all, come rain or shine. Now usually when you think of a UK family break, the first choices which spring to mind are the self-catering options of the caravan & camping parks, the purpose built chalet/ wooden hut parks, cottage breaks and a perhaps a spot of glamping. And I must say, I’d never really thought of booking somewhere which provided a more… View Post

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A week ago we decided to take a little family time-out from some of the recent events so we took a trip with some good friends of ours, (Sarah, Martin, Mollie (Holly’s BFF) and their little baby Sophie) to Marwell Zoo which is in Winchester, Hampshire. It is pretty local for us so with a little bit of planning we got there pretty much in time for opening and the park was almost empty. As soon as we were through the pay gates, the girls spotted the land train which was just loading up with the first few passengers of the day,… View Post

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As a family we’ve been fortunate enough (or daft enough maybe?) to travel with our daughters on holidays in both the UK and abroad, from rather early on as soon as they were born. We were never put off by the whole ‘oh no – I can’t possibly travel with little kids’ thing, probably mainly from a selfish perspective perhaps, as I couldn’t go without my holidays! And rather than taking the view that our girls were hindering the whole experience, we chose to embrace it, and although not without its problems (read here), we remain perfectly happy travelling with… View Post

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So, last night I was sorting through my old ‘notes’ pages on my phone – generally doing some housekeeping and deleting out the notes that had been completed or were no longer required, when I happened upon the note below. I know it was rather a while back now but I remember the moment vividly. Too vividly perhaps! I just thought it was too funny (in a desperate and embarrassing kind of way), so wanted to share it with you guys too. Basically I wrote this on my phone, while sat in the departure lounge of Rhodes airport back in… View Post

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