city break


Where to go on holiday with a toddler

I’ve really put the hours in for this year’s family holiday. I’ve been through and am still going checking the local suspects of travel web sites in search for just the right amount of excitement and relaxation for our 2 + 1 family. I’ve found lots of beautiful hotels and apartments but my jaw has dropped to see the prices being quoted for family style package holidays. With 27 days leave still left to take over the next 7 months I’m desperate to get away with the family and relax a little, away from day-to-day work (at home and at […]


36 hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of those wonderous cities that never seems to lose its charm. It never ages and each time I visit I see it with new eyes. I’ve been visiting regularly,  around once a year, over the last 15 years now and  I’m rarely ever disappointed. At 16 months old Pumpkinella spent her first full day and night without mummy and daddy (two nights in fact). My husband’s parents agreed to look after her for the weekend to give us a little bit of quality time together. And what did I do? I planned a trip abroad as far […]

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