What’s my dream US trip? Steve and I have been dreaming of our California road trip for years. It started with San Francisco and then stretched all the way down the coast to San Diego, even adding … [Read more...] about What’s your dream USA trip?
Going for brunch is up there with my favourite things and in Bristol we’re spoiled for choice. There’s even a cafe inspired by the king of brunch, Melbourne, and it’s as good as the ones you find … [Read more...] about Handpicked Guide: The Best Brunch in Bristol
Eeeep, every day I get a little more excited about our trip to California, and now it’s just a mere two weeks’ away! We’re off for two months, driving down the California coast with two side trips to … [Read more...] about California, here we come!
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 … [Read more...] about Top tips for doing a package holiday in style
Tiny man, Oatcake, Otis Leif; we have many names for the little one who joined our lives six months ago. The cliches are true – it seems like forever ago that we first met eyes, but it’s also still so … [Read more...] about Six months with Otis Leif and some thoughts on vulnerability
As you know, Bridges and Balloons is about finding special places and experiences around the world, especially unique and interesting accommodation. So when we were invited on a package holiday with … [Read more...] about Why our package holiday to Croatia surprised us
I am a complete indie magazine addict. I can’t resist stopping in beautiful paper shops and picking up the latest releases or stocking up on new editions. Our living room is starting to look like a … [Read more...] about The best independent travel magazines
Outside of Bridges and Balloons, I also freelance as a writer and editor. This is an interview I had published in Oh Comely magazine with one of my heros, Lydia Cacho, a leading investigative … [Read more...] about Lydia Cacho: Children are men and women in the making
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 … [Read more...] about A plastic-free parenting challenge
We did it! We took our first trip abroad with Otis and it turned out pretty lovely. He slept on the plane, enjoyed all the attention, and Steve and I still felt like we had a holiday, even with a baby … [Read more...] about Barcelona with a baby – travel tips and advice
One of the first things a girlfriend of mine asked when I told her I was pregnant was whether or not I would give birth without painkillers. It was one of the first glimpses I had of the pressure that … [Read more...] about A positive caesarean birth story