Taking a more relaxed approach.
I’ve Become an Ambassador for Jet2.com & Jet2holidays (& Win 4 Return Flights to the Canary Islands)
I'm so, SO thrilled to announce my exciting new partnership with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays as I become their ambassador-whoop!
So FOMO means the 'fear of missing out' (FYI those who have no idea 'Hi Dad') with the online dictionary informing me it's, 'Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website' (please tell me you also laughed out loud at 'aroused' and the use of 'website' after social media-yes I might need to grow up #natch).
Summer is here. Hip hip hooray. I literally want to punch myself in the head for writing that but bear with me, I have 2 kids under 7!
This family loves a holiday. We're nomads at heart and enjoy nothing more than exploring new places. We're also huge fans of the staycation.
Calling all mini-explorers and folks of mini-explorers! I'm giving away a super-duper prize perfect for pint-sized adventurers who love to travel!
As much as I love family holidays together, travelling with kids can be, well...a bit of a nightmare! Packing for the whole family can become a full blown military operation ( I start 2 weeks before the holiday, yes really)- while flying with young kids (my own are worse on short than long haul-go figure?) can frankly, induce fine lines and grey hair by arrival. Thank goodness for Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream pre and during flights, and in-seat yoga (and breathe)! Seriously though, to avoid the headache, travelling by Eurostar with kids is far less hassle than flying when travelling to mainland Europe.
Welcome back bloggers and Happy New Year! I took a whole 2 weeks off and have returned feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2016!
There's nothing I love more than looking at old photos from my childhood (bar the 10 year old school pictures that is- my eyebrows aka Carpet World samples were let's say, ahead of their time when it came to brow trends, and most of those scary shots have found their way into the bin-eek!
This summer has been glorious- a slower way of life for us all, al fresco dining when the weather allowed, a week in Spain, good times in the garden growing our own produce (hello runner beans and strawberries galore), inventing games, painting (in the garage with newspaper on the floor of course-I've not gone totally insane)...just being happy, b
Tomorrow, 3 generations of the family - myself, my husband Peter, our 2 sons: Oliver and Alexander and my parents - will be heading Alicante staying in a villa kindly c/o of James Villas.
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.
Bonjour mes amis, I'm excitingly off to the Cannes Film Festival for a long weekend away and I simply cannot wait.
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.
Gambas Pil Pil!
You know you can explore the North Pole from the comfort of your living room right, all you need is a small den and a big imagination.
Yay for another week of #brilliantblogposts- we had a whopping 191 posts link up last week so thank you all for your continued support and love for this blog linky. This week I'm sharing a wonderful weekend retreat this family had last weekend in the Yorkshire countryside not far from where we live. We even made a little film while we were there.
Wonderful Women: Interview with Linda Kozlowski, Actress and Founder of Bespoke Tour Company Dream My Destiny
Linda Kozlowski is an acclaimed actress (best known as the leading lady in the Crocodile Dundee movie trilogy) and was married for many years to Australian film icon Paul Hogan. As a recently divorced mum, Linda is embracing her latest role with an adventurous new travel business in Morocco.
I don't have a daughter but I know that lots of my readers do, and being a big fan of heidi klein, (the UK’s first luxurious one-stop beachwear destination) I had to share their exclusive swimwear collection for girls ages 2-10 years. They are utterly beautiful!