Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Along the Algarve you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches> If we’d been staying in the region for longer, we would have explored more.  But our recent trip was all about relaxing with family, without too much driving around.  My parents know the area and were in… Continue reading »

Travelling with a 6 year old – what a difference a year makes

Travelling with a 6 year old

We travelled to Portugal recently and I was well prepared for travelling with a 6 year old. The days of sitting, relaxing with a book are a distant memory. It’s all about keeping him amused. It was a very early morning start for us,which saw Monkey loaded in the car with a pot of Cheerios (he… Continue reading »

Walking on water – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 190616

Walking on water - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 190616

As much as I love the beach and days spent by the seaside, I’m happier still exploring away from the madding crowds.  You might have spotted my post yesterday about the Castle in Silves, the town was our base for our recent Portuguese holiday and it was perfect for me…. Continue reading »

Exploring Castelo de Silves

Exploring Castelo de Silves

I’m a sucker for a castle, they’ve fascinated me since childhood and I’m so pleased that Monkey seems to share the passion.  When we decided to stay in Portugal with my parents and use Silves as our base, I couldn’t really have been any happier.  We spent our first full… Continue reading »

Reflections – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 120616

Reflections - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 120616

We returned from a week in Portugal earlier this week and it’s fair to say that we left a little bit of our hearts behind.  The holiday was more about relaxing and spending time with my parents, than gallivanting around the country like I normally would.  But even so, we… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 22-23

Letter to a 7 year old

Project 366 2016 Week 22-23 Day 150-163 with The Boy and Me. Sunday 29th May – Day 150 So Monkey got his hands on the Stylophone, it doesn’t have a volume control ……. I decided to get the holiday packing out of the so we could enjoy the rest of the… Continue reading »

Exploring Chastleton House

Exploring Chastleton House

Last Sunday we were in the Cotswolds to review a pub lunch and I was looking for somewhere to visit in the afternoon.  We’ve been to the area lots of times over the year but I was really looking for somewhere new to go.  Then the penny dropped, it was… Continue reading »

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

We may be about as far away from the sea as you can get, being based in Oxfordshire, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.  As you know, we do love exploring and we are big fans of the Cotswolds, which we can reach in less than an hour from… Continue reading »

Staying safe this summer

Staying safe this summer

I’m sharing a couple of products with you today very much with summer holidays in mind. Staying safe this summer from mosquitoes and those harmful UV rays couldn’t be easier. I don’t know about you but mosquitoes love me and I can still recall the vicious assault they made on me between… Continue reading »

Sun safe with Rockin’ Baby

Sun safe with Rockin' Baby

With sunnier and warmer days hopefully on the horizon it’s that time of year when we have to start thinking about sun protection for our children.  I’ve always been super cautious with Monkey and his skin, I still have painful memories of getting sunburnt as a child in the 70’s…. Continue reading »