How things change! This time last year, I was working full time and as detailed in my 2017 travel plans, we had a number of BIG holidays in the pipeline. This all came at a price, albeit a reduced one – I shared more details in our post on six ways we saved thousands on our family travels last year. Twelve… View Post

*This post may contain affiliate links.  Back when I published our travel plans, one of the questions I was asked was ‘How can you afford so many holidays?’ Make no mistakes, 2017 was a BIG year for travel, for our family at least. We had a 10 day stay in Belgium, a short break to Hampshire, a two week summer… View Post

My best family experiences are those where I’ve learnt something new about ourselves. Our recent trip to Mechelen in Belgium gave us one such experience – in the unexpected shape of a very high tower! St Rumbold’s tower, part of the Cathedral of the same name, is one of the highest church towers in Belgium. It was impossible to miss on our… View Post

Spring has most definitely sprung in London – with beautiful blue skies and tree blossoms already coating the pavements. As the year races by, I thought I would pause to reflect on how I’m doing on the Take 12 Trips challenge I’ve set myself, and some of the other highlights of the last three months. January My partner and I kicked… View Post

As mentioned, I now work full time. FULL TIME. With two under fives (and definitely not forgetting the teen). After a full year in post I’ve (mostly) come to terms with feelings of maternal guilt – knowing I love my job and the kids are happy and well cared for at nursery/school helps enormously. Our weekdays are full on – the alarm… View Post