The Louis Bleriot Memorial #CountryKids

The Louis Bleriot Memorial

It’s always great when you are out and about to stumble on a little bit of history, totally by chance.  Last October we were staying on the outskirts of Dover for a long weekend to celebrate Daddy P’s birthday.  We’d spent a great day at Dover Castle (more on that… Continue reading »

UK Holiday cottages with Snaptrip!


Do you have the January blues?  I think this is possibly my least favourite month of the year.  The enjoyment of Christmas and the holiday season is behind us, Monkey’s back at school, the weather is less than kind.  Spring seems a long way off doesn’t it!  It’s a time… Continue reading »

A glimpse of Copenhagen #whatsthestory

A glimpse of Copenhagen

Before Monkey was born I worked in Export, from admin to shipping, business development and sales.  Over 20 years, I’d covered it all from companies selling fire alarms, emergency lighting, soaps and general high-end toiletries through to plastic components for all sorts of industries.  I loved the variation the job… Continue reading »

Festive Menu at Brewers Fayre

Festive Menu at Brewers Fayre

I discovered Brewers Fayre when Monkey was quite small, and the Wobbly Wheel, near Banbury, has been a regular haunt for the last four years.  They run a loyalty card scheme and we always seem to rack up our points really quickly, to make a reasonable meal even cheaper.  When… Continue reading »

Trunki BoostApak and Yondi – review and giveaway

Trunki BoostApak and Yondi

As you all know my parents live in Spain, unfortunately we can’t be with them this Christmas but every time we’ve flown in the past I’ve been stressed out about one particular thing – the car seat! If we’ve hired a seat with the car hire company, it’s been a pain… Continue reading »

My perfect family holiday #markwarnermum

My perfect family holiday

Spending time as a family is a really rare thing for us.  I’m married to a workaholic who owns his own business.  Getting him to take a day off can be a challenge, let alone a week! Until very recently, our only trips away have been to visit family in… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 18 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 18

The B&W Photography Project Week 18 with PODCast, and as it’s Remembrance Sunday I thought this particular photo might be rather apt.  When we visited Kent recently, we came across the Battle of Britain Memorial site.  I’ll be featuring in the visit in more detail in a future post, but thought… Continue reading »

Park Resorts St Margarets Bay

Park Resorts St Margarets Bay

I haven’t stayed in a caravan for years and certainly not with a child, so I was really interested to take up the offer to test one out for Park Resorts at their St Margarets Bay site in Kent, last month. We decided that it would be really nice to be away… Continue reading »

Roses – A Catalan Adventure #incostabrava #CountryKIds


For the last of my #catalunyaexperience posts we find ourselves in Roses – A Catalan Adventure #incostabrava.  Roses is a seaside town on the northern tip of the Costa Brava and is only 30km away from the French border. Steeped in history; as we drove into the town we were eager… Continue reading »

La Vinyeta with I Cook It – A Catalan Adventure #incostabrava

La Vinyeta with I Cook It

After a pirate themed day in L’Estartit, our Catalan Adventure continued that evening with a trip into the countryside to visit La Vinyeta with I Cook It.  We left the hotel at 6pm and headed in land for about an hour and half until we reached the family run vineyard,… Continue reading »