Family time in Mauritius

Family time in Mauritius

Back in 1994 I travelled to Mauritius, the beautiful island set in the midst of the Indian Ocean. I’d been aware of the island through work, as we had a distributor based in the capital, Port Louis.  I was looking forward to seeing the various places I’d heard about in… Continue reading »

How to entertain the kids for free at Sky Zone Birmingham Airport

How to entertain the kids for free at Skyzone Birmingham Airport

Do you dread hanging around the airport with your family before flights?  I recently looked at how to entertain the kids for free at Sky Zone Birmingham Airport.  Monkey and I had been invited back to our favourite airport to try out the recently relaunched Sky Zone area in their departure… Continue reading »

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 »

Entertaining children with i-SPY books – review and giveaway

Entertaining children with i-SPY books

As you all know Monkey and I recently flew to Spain for a week without Daddy P.  I was anxious for Monkey to have lots to keep him entertained whilst we travelled and I found the perfect thing. I can thoroughly recommend entertaining children with i-SPY books, they are just brilliant. I… Continue reading »

Staying safe in the sun with EVY Sunscreen Mousse

Staying safe in the sun with EVY Sun Mousse

Monkey and I are flying off to Spain tomorrow to see my parents.  I cannot wait for guaranteed blue skies and warm weather.  Let’s face it, our summer, so far, hasn’t really arrived.  There will be a marked different in the temperature as we arrive in rural Andalucia, and I… 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 »

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 »

Build a Beetle

Build a Beetle

We’re off to Portugal in a couple of weeks, and will be meeting up with Granny and Gramps, who will be driving over from their home in Spain.  As regular readers of the blog will know, ‘Guru Gramps’ is a bug hunter, and Monkey is following in his footsteps.  When… 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 »

Splash PaddlePak from Trunki

Splash PaddlePak from Trunki

It’s March!  I always feel that’s we’ve turned a corner once we’ve got past February.  I can feel that the warmer days of Spring and Summer are coming.  We are really lucky that this year we have two holidays planned – one in Portugal and one in Cornwall.  I’ve already started… Continue reading »