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…
Oct 28 2019
If you are a real history buff you will already know about Gdansk. Formerly known as Danzig, this unassuming city on Poland’s Baltic Coast has played host to many of the most momentous moments of the twentieth century.
Think back to news footage – the grainy reels showing soldiers going off to war, contrasted against propaganda recordings…
Oct 16 2019
Arriving in Gdansk is like pitching up in a perfectly stylised idea of sixteenth century Amsterdam in Jessie Burton’s “The Miniaturist”. Ice cream coloured buildings line the streets of Ul. Dluga, the main street in the Old Town which runs from Upland Gate to Green Gate.
The buildings are almost architectural representations of the famous ‘lody’ or…
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 05 2017
Palma Aquarium was set up in 2007 and is around a fifteen minute drive from the Place Espana in the centre of Palma. It is home to 55 aquariums which house more than 8000 specimens of over 700 species of creatures from many different habitats around the world. These encompass the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean…
Mar 30 2017
My daughter is bright, funny and great company. She is also fourteen and, like any teenager, loves her phone, playing Sims and spending hours on the internet. So imagine the delight I felt seeing her excitement as she peered into a crater of bubbling lava, watching as the rock sheared away from the side and…