A dreamy holiday.
My favourite salad of all time.
Despite the pretty crazy weather we've had this week with snow in April then glorious sunshine in May (what's going on Mama Nature?), summer is definitely the horizon which means holiday time baby!
Family holidays are the best aren't they?
A few weeks ago I was invited to Jalon Vally in Spain to stay in a wonderfully charming villa c/o James Villas (you can read my review here). I've been incredibly lucky this year and have been invited on the most wonderful press trips. This is my second with James Villas this year (having stayed in one their Marbella villas in the Spring), as well as a stunning trip to Jamaica c/o Beaches!
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
The weeks are flying by huh and it's been rather exciting at Honest Mum HQ. I was honoured to speak at the first FunFest Blogger Summit last weekend on my journey as a blogger. Many there said it moved and inspired them which made my day. I'm sharing my speech along with a round up of the day on the blog in full- I hope you find it useful too.
A few weeks ago I visited the stunning Jalon Valley in Spain c/o James Villas. The vacay was a wonderfully relaxing, rustic getaway and it's been tough-going adapting back to normal life again.
I want to start by writing how incredibly grateful I am that this blog means wonderful travel opportunities for my family and I which allows us to see and experience parts of the world we've not visited before, both near and far.
Growing up it was always my dream to be a presenter so I had so much fun shooting my presenting debut for ITV, filming 3 slots for Good Morning Britain, even cooking today (Thursday) on the box (watch out Nigella) ;)
Hola mi amigos and welcome to this week's #Brilliantblogposts: the hottest link-up fiesta around.
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 feels like I've been away for ages folks (it was only a week!) Thanks for all the blog love while I was away in Marbella though and linking up your posts over my 2 week linky.
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.
It's #Tastytuesdays time again and having just returned from a relaxing week away in Marbella, I wanted to share the recipe for one of my favourite Spanish tapas dishes - Gambas Pil Pil!
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!
I adore driving and where we've moved to, actually has the coolest vintage Porsche garage close by-dangerous, very dangerous, especially as they're all much cheaper than the VW Touran I have to drive the kids around! A Porsche isn't quite as child-friendly though that must be said!
We love holidaying in this house (well not in this house, that would be ridiculous and not like going away at all)...I'm talking escaping to still waters, golden sandy beaches and roaring heat.
Amancay Tapia is a film director based in London. She directed the feature film 'Campo de Batalla' (Battlefield) and despite a shoestring budget, it was commercially released in cinemas in Bolivia, Colombia and Spain as well as in independent cinema venues in London.