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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The Ride London logistics
Aug04

The Ride London logistics

We’ve got a favourite hotel in London. It’s in Wembley. There’s a really nice feel to the area and to the hotel. And, as a family of football fans, we never tire of the sight of Wembley Stadium. So, when my husband heard he’d got a place in Ride London, he booked us a room at our favourite hotel. But Ride London started at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In East London. And Wembley is in West London. And...

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The hotel
Mar19

The hotel

 My daughter likes nothing more than staying in a nice hotel. Or any hotel. She’s just as happy in a Premier Inn or  Travelodge as somewhere a bit posher. She loves researching hotels on th internet. So she was VERY happy when she  heard we were going to a hotel for my mother-in-law’s 70th. Plan a) was the Lake District, but the distance was prohibitive for us for the weekend when we have school on Friday  and Monday. Plan b) was the...

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Amsterdam stuff
Oct10

Amsterdam stuff

Here’s some random stuff I picked up on my short trip to Amsterdam… Flight Amsterdam is a beautiful place and incredibly easy to get to. We flew from Birmingham, which took only an hour to get to, even with a bit of bad traffic. The fight was just 45 minutes – brilliant! From the airport, you get a train straight into the centre – the trains run every 15 minutes and take about 15 minutes. It costs just 3 euros...

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Sanctuary
Jan07

Sanctuary

Our late Christmas at the in-laws’ was full-on with the five of us plus Grandma and her partner, two aunties, two uncles, a newborn cousin, a very loud 11year old cousin and a small dog in a small, dark, hot house. Trying to get everyone fed in the small space was a military operation. The various fussy eating habits of the kids and some of the adults (including me) made it that bit harder.I noticed the other two mums managed to...

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