Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

When we were in Portugal last month my parents suggested a day out at the zoo.  When they told us that there were no ‘big’ animals there, I wasn’t sure how Monkey would react. He does love his Giraffes and Rhinos after all.  But I have to say, my fears… Continue reading »

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 »

Are you looking at me? – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 260616

Are you looking at me - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 260616 Blue Macaw

I’ve shared photos of Macaws before and talked of my love for these wonderful birds. There aren’t many people who can say they grew up with them at home!  When we were in Portugal we visited Zoo de Lagos and they have the largest collection of Macaws I’ve seen in one… 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 »

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Sometimes life seems like one long roller coaster ride, with so many highs and a few lows along the way.  Our recent holiday was a real high point, we made lots of memories and saw Monkey’s confidence take another step forward.  The last few weeks has been all about roller coasters… 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 »

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 »