A flying visit to Edinburgh
Aug10

A flying visit to Edinburgh

A couple of weeks ago, we took a flying visit to Edinburgh – somewhere I’ve only previously visited for the day, back in 2002. In August last year, when the Covid cases were really low and none of us thought there could be a second wave of the virus, let alone a third, we booked a holiday for four (my eldest chooses not to go on holiday with us) to Vienna. We wanted a city break for the summer that wasn’t too hot. We...

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Going on holiday: Is it ever worth it?
Sep02

Going on holiday: Is it ever worth it?

Going on holiday isn’t easy. There’s a lot of preparation to do. My husband thinks it’s easy. You just pack your clothes, don’t you? But somebody has to make sure those clothes are washed, dried and ready. And that somebody isn’t him or the kids. Nobody thinks about the toiletries, the first aid kit, the snacks and drinks to get us through the journey and the first day until we’ve located a...

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Things to do in Nice
Aug12

Things to do in Nice

We’ve recently got home from a lovely holiday in Nice, in the south of France. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. But what is there to do there? Promenade des Anglais Nice has the most incredible long coastline, with stunning views. You can see for miles and you can walk it too, along the Promenade des Anglais, which is a 7km promenade all the way along the coast. If it feels like a British seaside...

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Holiday to Nice with teenagers
Aug06

Holiday to Nice with teenagers

It’s hard to find a holiday suitable for three teenagers. The interests of a 13-year-old girl are very different from those of an 18-year-old boy. But we finally settled on a holiday to Nice in the south of France. Of course I’d seen Nice online, but still didn’t really know what to expect. What we found was a beautiful city. Nice is stunning. The bay stretches forever and the sea is so blue. There’s lots of...

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A flying visit to Padstow
Apr23

A flying visit to Padstow

Over the Easter holidays, we paid a flying visit to Padstow – my favourite place in the world. My eldest has his A Levels in just a few weeks and we had said NO HOLIDAYS over Easter or the May half-term, so that he can focus on revision. But then my husband spent a weekend near Padstow with his friends just before Easter and was reminded of how beautiful it is. He persuaded me that we could just go down for one night. It...

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