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.
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.
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!
The National Media Museum, situated in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film, frequented often as child, truly contributed to me becoming a filmmaker.
My child's Pre-School has two weeks off for October half term but instead of flying to South Africa ourselves to visit my husband's parents, we flew them over to Leeds so they could meet baby Alexander for the first time and have a holiday overseas themselves! It's been wonderful seeing them again and they've fallen head over heels with Baby A and relished in seeing their first grandchild Oliver again.