Having kids doesn't mean having to bid goodbye to luxury holidays. Whether that means saving up for years for the trip of a lifetime or finding luxe breaks which don't break the bank you book ahead of time, here are some suggestions for divine vacays that will make everyone happy.
This weekend was gushingly one where I literally kept thinking, 'Wow I'm so happy, I'm so lucky'...stick with me...You see we are all so busy rushing around aren't we, running from here to there, working, hustling, multi-juggling that these last few days went by a bit slowly in comparison and allowed me to truly take stock.
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.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving for my US and Canadian friends and I'm proud to write that a large part of my readership are now actually based in America. I've always had an affinity with Americans, my closest friends at Uni were from LA, New York and Chicago and I miss them all madly (thank goodness for FB and the rare London or LA get together).
Kids have honestly made me more creative. That's a fact.
I was of course creative before kids working as a screenwriter, director and magazine editor...you get the picture. I was born creative, baby.
Hear me out though, those kids took my creativity to another level.
Throughout history (and I've found throughout my life so far too), creativity arises and thrives within limitations, be it time, budget, tools/access, they exist and are are actually vital in making creativity happen.
February half term will soon be upon us (where is this year going?!) and if we were not about to buy a new family home, we'd be jetting off abroad like many other families in pursuit of some golden sunbeams and much needed Vitamin D.
One of my oldest, closest (and most gorgeous) friends Emma is in London from LA over Christmas so this weekend was all about quality time together, catching up face to face (Skype can never compare but helps since she moved Stateside), Christmas shopping and of course partying in sparkly London town!
Whilst Emma was born and bred in the UK to a Swedish mother and American father, her travels have since taken her to Los Angeles where she now resides in an idyllic cottage (which harkens back to her homeland) in Venice.
Accomplished actor, writer and award winning stand up comedian, Andi Osho has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntrye's Roadshow and Mock The Week as well as guest starring in Eastenders, Holby City, Casualty and several other acclaimed BBC comedies and dramas. She is a regular blogger and podcaster and currently lives in LA.
My terribly talented husband Peter took these stills this morning. It was -5 and FREEZING but so terribly pretty! This might be a good time for him to remind me that I didn't want to move to Los Angeles when he suggested it a few years back but LA doesn't have magical forests covered in dusty snow and frozen hose pipes right?