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 »

L’Estartit – A Catalan Adventure #incostabrava

So our first full day in Catalunya was about to begin.  We would be spending the morning and afternoon in L’Estartit before heading off into the countryside in the evening for some culinary delights with I Cook It at La Vinyeta. Good morning L’Estartit!  What do you have in store… Continue reading »

A Catalan adventure #incostabrava

A Catalan Adventure

Last month we went on a Catalan adventure and enjoyed our first experience of the Costa Brava as guests of the Catalunya Tourist Board.  We were all looking forward to experiencing a different region of Spain and seeing what it had to offer for families.  Of course, my first issue… Continue reading »

Fun on the beach at Charmouth #CountryKids

fun on the beach at Charmouth

Another summer of fun post for you today.  Back in August Daddy P took some time off work and we decided to go on a road trip down to Devon.  The original plan had been to stay overnight to break up the journey, but my car had broken down the… Continue reading »

Time for a Cuppa

Time for a Cuppa

I spent some time flicking through old photographs a while back and thought I’d share one particular excursion with you.  So sit down, it’s time for a cuppa! I love drinking tea, I’m rather addicted to it if I’m totally honest.  I can live without most things, but a cup… Continue reading »

Memories of Marchena

Memories of Marchena

I know it’s very nearly Christmas and my Country Kids post should be something festive, but we really haven’t done much outdoors this last week or so.  I’ll blame birthdays and catch up with friends!! So I thought I’d take you back to our trip to Spain with memories of… Continue reading »

The Grove Hotel – a review for Child Friendly

The Grove

At the end of half term we had a real family treat.  We got to stay at and review The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, for the Child Friendly website – you can see my full review here. We had a wonderful time, it was very relaxing, child friendly and rather… Continue reading »



As you know my parents live in Spain and we recently spent a week with them.  I’ve visited them a number of times over the last 9 years and have visited a number of towns and cities in Andalucia during that time.  It was Daddy P’s birthday while we were… Continue reading »

My Holiday postcard with @travelsupermkt #HolidayPostcards

My Holiday Postcard post is my entry in the latest Travel Supermarket competition.  I’ve had some amazing holidays over the years – destinations from Ibiza to Bali, Maldives to Cuba, Thailand to Tunisia but I’m going to pick on a holiday to Spain as my holiday postcard for this post…. Continue reading »

Sky Side at Birmingham Airport

Sky Cadets, Sky Pass, Sky Side, Birmingham Airport, Over 40 and a Mum to One

Are you flying from Birmingham Airport this summer with the kids?  If so, there is a real treat in store for them, and something to help you relax into your holiday before you’ve even boarded the plane 🙂 Check-in, Buckle Up and Zoom Out with Sky Side at Birmingham Airport!… Continue reading »