Mar 14 2023
Molly has always had a thing about Paris. She even had a Paris themed birthday one year. So much so in fact, that it was a long-standing promise that I would take her for a girlie weekend away when she finished her GCSE’s. Just her and me for a long weekend. It was going to be utter heaven. Or would…
Feb 06 2023
I first read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee as a teenager and have loved it ever since. So for me it was an absolute that our road trip through Alabama should include a pilgrimage to Monroeville, the small southern town where Harper Lee grew up.
Monroeville is the real life incarnation of Maycomb, the fictional…
Apr 06 2022
Morocco is easy to describe – quite simply, once you’ve been you will never want to leave.
You will find yourself fantasising about buying a riad and selling your house back home. Your children will be able to grow up surrounded by joy and people who see them as an absolute gift. Your mornings will consist of long…
Aug 20 2021
Imagine visiting an attraction and being told that you are not allowed to enter because of your ethnicity, as they will only allow ten people with your heritage in per day. Or because of your sexuality unless you want to go in without your family and friends. How long would it be before the media outcry…
Apr 11 2021
The bizarre year we have all experienced due to Covid-19 has meant many of us have faced huge changes to our lives. This has affected us all differently, as has how we have reacted to it.
As a mum of two children with SMA, we soon received the letters identifying them as clinically extremely vulnerable and on…
Sep 05 2019
Our children have wanted to go to America for as long as I can remember. I guess I should be pleased, as the other place that they are desperate to go to is a well-known, if slightly dated family theme park near us (not my first choice of fun holiday spots!).
So a lot of excitement was…
May 25 2017
In 2014 we spent a month travelling round Northern India. While as a family we aren’t the greatest of planners, this trip was a real fly by the seat of our pants, even by our standards.
We had started off well. The flights had actually been booked a few months in advance, we had started the…
Apr 21 2017
I love finding new and interesting places to travel to with our children. However, most travel guides that talk about trips with children seem to limit the scope of their interest to theme parks, playgrounds and swimming pools. While, like most kids, our children love a great pool, they are also open to other experiences.…
Apr 03 2017
After all the saga of booking our flight I was geared up for a less than relaxing experience actually getting to Palma.
However the sun was shining on us (metaphorically of course as Blighty was still rather grey when we left). With the exception of the ten year old boy working on the check in desk…
Mar 31 2017
Yesterday we decided to book a holiday. Anyone who knows us knows that planning ahead is not our forte so wouldn’t be surprised that on Saturday we are off to Mallorca for a week. Or so we thought………
Normal families book a flight, find somewhere to stay and then the biggest problem they have to face…