Rome fails
Nov02

Rome fails

We’ve recently got home from a lovely short break in Rome. Lots of stuff worked out well for us, but some of it wasn’t quite as good. Here are our Rome fails… The Vatican City When I asked the boys what they wanted to visit in Rome, my eldest said the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. This surprised me as we’re not Catholic, but I soon realised EVERYONE visits the Vatican when they’re in Rome. I asked the...

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Rome successes
Nov01

Rome successes

We’ve recently got home from a lovely few days in Rome. We had a great time and some things worked out really well for us. Here’s a selection of our best bits… Open top bus tour This was my husband’s idea and it was a stroke of genius! We took an open top bus tour on our first day. It means you get to see all the sights in one go and gives you an idea of what you’d like to visit in more detail. At €105...

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Cycling in Amsterdam with my daughter
Aug07

Cycling in Amsterdam with my daughter

Cycling is absolutely the best way to get around Amsterdam. It’s what the locals do and it’s great for tourists too. It’s a great activity in itself, but is also a good way to get around and see the sights. When I visited Amsterdam with my husband a couple of years ago, we absolutely loved cycling, but it was pretty treacherous. I wasn’t sure how it would pan out with my daughter in tow, but I really wanted to...

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Going to Amsterdam as a one child family!
Jul31

Going to Amsterdam as a one child family!

When we paid the deposit for my sons to go on their 12 day Scout camp in Holland, we jokingly said we would go on holiday to Amsterdam with our daughter at the same time. We loved Amsterdam when we visited a couple of years ago and really wanted to go again. We also liked the idea of being close to the boys, at least for a few of the days they were away. I was worried about how my younger son might cope and I thought it would be good...

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Barcelona stuff
Jun11

Barcelona stuff

Here’s a few random bits and pieces about our recent trip to Barcelona. I’ll write about the places we visited in a separate post. Weather It’s hot in Spain, isn’t it? 25 or 26 degrees? Maybe even 28 or 30? Not when we went. We arrived in Barcelona to discover they were suffering from the same unseasonal weather we’ve been having in Britain. Yes it was better than Britain. But their late May was like ours...

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