TRAVEL REVIEW: How having a ‘proper holiday’ with three young kids really IS possible

LET’S be honest, there’s no such thing as a holiday when you have young children. I mean it’s just same shit different location, isn’t it? It’s not an actual BREAK. Having three boys under the age of three (hands full, yes I know, thanks), I can pretty much tell you for definite that’s how I… Continue reading TRAVEL REVIEW: How having a ‘proper holiday’ with three young kids really IS possible

Three under three? Goodbye fancy car, hello box on wheels

Remember The Other Half’s reaction to the news of twins? “We’re going to need a bigger car”. Typical male thought, I’d say. And a totally reasonable one at that, if not slightly devoid of emotion, but I’ll let him have that one. I was outpouring enough emotion for the both of us.  Turns out needing… Continue reading Three under three? Goodbye fancy car, hello box on wheels

Will I ever ‘nip’ anywhere again?

Remember those days when you would pick up your bag, phone and keys - and walk straight out the front door? Are those days really gone forever the second you have kids? We’ve all seen the Michael McIntyre sketch about how long it takes to get everyone ready, and it’s so true! Having one kid… Continue reading Will I ever ‘nip’ anywhere again?

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

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