How much does it cost to stay in Nice?
Aug22

How much does it cost to stay in Nice?

We’ve just returned from holiday in Nice and it was STUNNING. I’ve never been on holiday to anywhere hot in the middle of summer, apart from my honeymoon in Thailand in 2000. I can totally understand why Nice is such a popular destination – with its endless bay with beautiful blue sea, surrounded by mountains. The sky is blue, the temperature is hot and the sun shines all the time. But it’s very expensive. When...

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Planning summer holidays with Clickstay
Aug20

Planning summer holidays with Clickstay

This a paid collaborative post #ad We’ve only just got back from our summer holiday to Nice and already we’re looking ahead to next summer. Everyone does that, right? Where could we go next? What do we want to do when we’re there? How do we balance the needs of three teenagers? Or will the eldest want to stay at home by next year? Two places we’ve considered are mainland Spain and Portugal. We’ve been to...

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Finding a holiday for three teenagers
Aug05

Finding a holiday for three teenagers

It’s not easy finding the right holiday to suit three teenagers. Three teenagers with very different tastes and interests. If you’re the parent of a younger child, I can almost hear you shouting at my blog: ‘Just book it! Don’t consult them!’. Which works fine with a 4-year-old or a 7-year-old, but not so much with a 15-year-old (and his brother and sister). We do like European city breaks and have been...

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The family holiday
Sep17

The family holiday

We recently took a family holiday to Center Parcs, to celebrate my mum’s 70th birthday. It’s the first time we’d all been away together. There are 13 of us – aged between 3 and 73. There’s my mum and dad, myself, my brother and my sister, our other halves and five kids – my three and my sister’s two. I wondered how it would work out, as we’ve never spent that much time together before....

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Return to Center Parcs
Sep13

Return to Center Parcs

We love a holiday to Center Parcs (we always go to Longleat as it’s not too far away). I’m not sure how many times we’ve been, but it’s probably at least eight or nine, going right back to when my eldest was a toddler and I was pregnant with my younger son. But it’s been over three years since we last went. We made our return to Center Parcs recently with my whole family for my mum’s 70th birthday....

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