A Boxing Day flying visit to London
Dec29

A Boxing Day flying visit to London

My daughter has been desperate to have a trip to London ever since she studied it about a year ago in year 4. She’s been before, of course, but she wanted to go again, armed with her new knowledge. She knew what she wanted to see and was especially desperate to go on the London Eye. She also loves staying in hotels and really wanted a stay in a nice hotel too. So my husband came up with the crazy idea of a Boxing Day trip to...

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Hotel
Apr30

Hotel

Our family likes nothing more than a nice stay in a hotel. Even a necessary Travelodge on the way to Disneyland a few years back made my kids almost as happy as Disneyland itself. I’m not sure what it is about hotels – the beds aren’t as comfortable as at home, there isn’t as much space as at home and they’re usually too hot and too noisy. And I for one tend to wake up even earlier than I do at home...

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Bathroom
Oct28

Bathroom

We don’t often go on foreign holidays and we don’t often stay in hotels. But ever since we first went to Disneyland Paris when my eldest was 15 months old, we have developed a strong tradition of sitting in the bathroom while the kids go to sleep. With a toddler you don’t have to wait long. But with three biggish kids, you can sit in the bathroom for a really long time. While many parents keep their kids up late on...

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