TRAVEL REVIEW: How to make a kids’ holiday easier – take the grandparents

The last holiday I went on with my parents was to Dorset, at the age of 15. Fast forward  21 years, and it seemed quite fitting that when we invited Mum and Dad to join us on a week’s break, we returned to the county. Well, that’s how I sold it to them, anyway. The… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: How to make a kids’ holiday easier – take the grandparents

TRAVEL REVIEW: Posh hotel is perfect place for ‘mumoliday’ with friends

I’ve just been on a ‘mumoliday’. No, I didn’t know what one was either - but I can now highly recommend it. Apparently this rising phenomenon of a ‘mumoliday’ or ‘mumcation’ is when Mums holiday together with friends, Dads are left at home and the focus is on having fun with the girls and kiddies.… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: Posh hotel is perfect place for ‘mumoliday’ with friends

Forget the advice – this shit is all about survival!

New babies mean no sleep, right? Wrong. New babies plus older children mean no sleep. Okay so not many of us ever managed to ‘sleep when the baby sleeps’ with our firstborn, but dammit, I wish I bloody had done. There was so much opportunity! They might not sleep much at night, but they sleep… Continue reading Forget the advice – this shit is all about survival!

TRAVEL REVIEW: Not everyone’s first thought, but Normandy is ideal for families

WHAT do you do when you want a foreign holiday but the thought of taking your 13-month-old son on a plane is pretty much your worst nightmare? You remember Plymouth is home to Brittany Ferries, and you hop over to France, easy as pie, that’s what. With the ability to pack your car up to… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: Not everyone’s first thought, but Normandy is ideal for families

TRAVEL REVIEW: Luxurious hotel has everything for parents – and kids

    “You must be Thomas? Do you want to go and find our friendly crocodile?” were hardly the first words I expected to hear as I walked into a luxury hotel. But this welcome from the friendly, vibrant receptionist set the tone for what was to be a brilliant couple of days away. The… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: Luxurious hotel has everything for parents – and kids

TRAVEL REVIEW: Need to entertain three generations? Head to Cornwall!

IF you’re looking for a week away jam packed with family-friendly activities, you really don’t need to go very far. Right here in our beautiful region there is so much to do with young children, we decided to head over the bridge into Cornwall and see what was on offer. Being a mum to a… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: Need to entertain three generations? Head to Cornwall!

TRAVEL REVIEW: Cornish hideaway in Polruan has something for all the family

ANY holiday to Cornwall must involve pasties, as far as I’m concerned. Those are the rules. So to find five warm homemade ones on the table of our holiday house on arrival was definitely a good start to our week away. I love the welcoming touches owners leave for their guests, and these had to… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: Cornish hideaway in Polruan has something for all the family