It was my Dad, George's birthday on Friday so I wanted to arrange something a little bit special for the big man this weekend, and Gorgeous Cottages were just the company to call.
I've recently returned from a incredibly relaxing and restorative break at the Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel in Sagres, Portugal, where I spent 5 lush days with my favourite lady, my Mum, Vasoulla.
Jamaica was simply out of this world and we loved every single minute at Beaches Resorts Ocho Rios. A luxurious resort where kids really come first meaning everyone is happy.
Now summer is nearing it's hopefully gloriously hot head, I'm plotting picnics in the sunshine, ice lollies in the paddling pool, football in the park, barbecues and alfresco summer parties : super fun times for my little family, retracing my own happy steps as a child in Yorkshire.
Here in the UK we're blessed with so many beautiful places to visit!
I honestly don't know where to start when writing about our Beaches Resorts' Ocho Rios family holiday because it's literally blown this little family's minds.
Tomorrow we will be heading off to London before we embark on a family press holiday to Jamaica with Beaches Resorts. We'll be staying at the luxury Ocho Rios resort and can't wait to discover a country we've never been to before.
If I'm honest, I'm not really sure know where to start with my time at the Cannes Film Festival this year, it was such a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend from start to finish, I almost felt as if I was in a movie myself, a rom com meets cool European film, set in the Cote d'Azur where a group of friends have the time of their lives and appreciate every second. Now there's a film I should write!
Planning holidays is like eating Pringles. Once you pop you can't stop! Literally! I've spent the last couple of weeks planning my upcoming trips to the Cannes Film Festival and Jamaica, both in May, but in the back of my mind I'm already thinking about my next fix! I'm so lucky and feel really grateful that this blog means lots of travel for my little family.
It's already Friday again with a new and long weekend upon us with the bank holiday in the UK (yay) so I thought I better share last weekend with you all, and quick! I love reflecting on our weekends together, our precious family time, where we switch off from the week before, simply hang out, enjoy delicious food, at home, or out, and take in the lush Yorkshire countryside we live in and relax.
New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world. I've not visited myself but my folks have so I asked for their recommendations below and they said it's, 'Vibrant, magical, electric... the city has a certain je ne sais quoi like no other'.
If you’re a first-time visitor to Dubai and a bit of a foodie, then you're in for a real treat. The city’s cuisine is as diverse as its multi-cultural population. From delicious street food to French fine dining, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Finding the hidden gems can be tricky however, especially if you are pushed for time or visiting for a quick stop over between flights.
So 'passportgate' was rather stressful but it sort of all ended up for the best with each of our sons getting undivided attention and time from my husband and I respectively. I enjoyed Marbella with my toddler and folks and Oliver and Daddy had a truly wonderful week in the UK with sunny adventures in Yorkshire where we live, and mini breaks in Liverpool, Southport and Anglesey in Wales, fishing, catching crabs, playing in fields, visiting castles and having lots of father-son bonding time.
Having just returned from a recent trip to Marbella, I've been well and truly bitten by the holiday bug! I've only been back in the UK for less than 2 weeks but I'm already pining for the beach which I'll luckily be hitting again in May.
This weekend saw us ensure 'passportgate' never happens again with a trip to very lush Liverpool, one of our favourite cities in the UK, to submit and order Oliver's new passport (yay)! Gloriously sunny for the most part it was ice creams at the docks and some shopping in my favourite city of style, with new jeans and shirts for Peter, Topshop frocks for I and some toys for the boys...
Last week saw 'part' of this family spend 7 days in Marbella, staying at the palatial Casa Haniel, a James Villa Holidays' villa in San Pedro, above, for a fabulous, relaxing, fun and invigorating week away.
Hey there regular readers and new ones too (where've you been people!) This week, this family is luckily going away on a press holiday with the gorgeous James Villas to Marbella for some rest, relaxation and hopefully sunshine!
My boys, Oliver and Alexander (and my husband too) hate sitting still for too long and are always wanting to go do something exciting, which means keeping up with them can be tough going especially when there's the Kardashians to keep up with!