Watergate Bay Hotel - Best Cornwall Family Holiday

10 reasons this is the best luxury family holiday in Cornwall

I always thought you had to sacrifice style when opting for a family hotel, but since having Otis, I’ve been repeatedly proven wrong – and never more so than when visiting Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall. Every detail of the hotel exudes style, comfort and ease, which are my top three ingredients for a luxury … Read more

How to plan a babymoon

Babymoon ideas and tips for travelling while pregnant

It’s a bit of a silly word, but a babymoon refers to the final holiday a couple takes by themselves  before their baby arrives. When I heard about the concept, I didn’t need convincing to take one. Not only do I take any excuse to travel, but I also genuinely think it’s a great idea … Read more

Road trip in Italy itinerary - Siena

A family holiday in Tuscany: a photo story

In May, Steve and I joined his Mum, Dad, two brothers and their wives, and one baby for a family holiday to Tuscany. It’s about time we shared the photos. We stayed in this villa in a charming Tuscan hill town named Impruneta. It’s one of those places where time is not a priority, …character is … Read more

Is this the best school in the world?

One of the reasons we were drawn to Bali was a school. We’re not planning on having kids anytime soon nor do we even know if that’s a path we’ll go down, but we realised when we were in San Pancho that when it comes to choosing a place to live, good education options might … Read more

Tips for doing a package holiday in style

Top tips for doing a package holiday in style

Can a package holiday be stylish? Our experience with Jet2 Holidays in Croatia, plus top tips for choosing a package holiday. Last week I wrote about why we loved our package holiday with Jet2Holidays to the Hotel Jure near Sibenik Croatia. In a nutshell it came down to the ease of the whole experience plus … Read more

Gir Lion Lodge - London Zoo

Would you stay overnight at a zoo?

When I told people I was going to stay at London Zoo for the night in its new lodge next to the lions, the most common reaction was “Oh my, aren’t you scared?”. And while fear hadn’t crossed my mind, I did have another doubt. I have mixed feelings about zoos. A huge part of … Read more

Travel themed nursery - Baby clothes rail

Stylish, ethical baby gifts

I used to think baby stuff was all garish colours and noisy, plastic toys, but shopping for our little one has opened my eyes to a whole world of beautifully designed items. I’ve become obsessed, especially with the Scandinavian style, which I first admired when visiting Copenhagen. I’m going to write a post soon about … Read more

Plastic-free parenting

A plastic-free parenting challenge

You know the joke, “How can you tell if someone’s vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you”? I think you could probably extend that to all manner of moral/eco-behaviour. It’s pretty easy to feel smug and get a bit preachy when you’re doing something you think is good for the planet. But that’s a slippery slope … Read more