House swapping: 7 reasons we love to home exchange

Two summers ago we set off for a holiday in the Loire Valley with more trepidation about our accommodation than usual. We had booked a beautiful three bedroom home in a converted farmhouse. It had a lovely large garden with a little pop up swimming pool to cool off in. So why the nerves, you might ask? Because it was…

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Top 10 things to do in Amsterdam with kids

Eyebrows were raised when I told people our main family holiday this year was a house swap to Amsterdam. With its infamous cannabis cafes and Red Light District, the city is often associated with sex and drugs rather than family activities. Those who had visited had invariably gone for just a weekend, and couldn’t imagine how we would fill one…

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Meeting The Squash at TATE Britain

“I want to see her face” repeats my four year old, her voice still peppered with uncertainty. She in unsure of what to make of this… not quite human thing, making slow, languishing movements in its lurid 70s orange and green paisley outfit. But one thing is absolutely certain in her mind – the Squash is absolutely, definitely a girl.…

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Asterix in Britain at the Jewish Museum, London

Asterix – at the Jewish Museum? The cartoon escapades of the plucky Gaul resisting Roman occupation have delighted countless people around the world since his first appearance in 1959. Asterix has sold over 500 million books, been translated into 150 languages, and featured in 100 film adaptations. Given this enormous and enduring popularity, it seems remarkable that Asterix’s co-creator, writer René…

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Museum Mum Travels: 2018 plans (on a budget!)

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…

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