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P&O Baltic cruise: Taking a toddler to St Petersburg, Russia

I think Russia was the whole reason Stew let me book this cruise – he hadn’t really seemed keen on the idea of a cruise before, but Russia seemed to do the trick … Must be the Russian heritage he goes on about! St Petersburg was the port he was most looking forward to, and the Read More

P&O Baltic Cruise: Tallinn, Estonia

TALLINN was the stop I was most looking forward to on our cruise. I was expecting it to be a fairytale-pretty little city with quirky streets and squares to wander around. It turned out to be exactly that … But so much colder than I anticipated! The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Read More

Baltic cruise: Stockholm, Sweden

STOCKHOLM is the city where Santi truly found his feet. He’d been on the move for quite some time, but always holding one of our hands and before long asking to be picked up. So to end up pushing an empty buggy around half the city while he explored the streets was a bit of a shock! Read More

Baltic cruise: Denmark

I’LL be honest, our cruise didn’t get off to the best start. Two weeks before, after jabbing Santi in the legs with three vaccinations, the health visitor said: “He’ll probably have some side effects over the next couple of weeks – he’ll possibly feel unwell, have a temperature and maybe a rash.” Just in time Read More

The Capital Challenge

A FEW years ago, Stew and I decided to set ourselves a challenge – to visit every capital city in Europe. I can’t remember why we came up with the idea, possibly just to visit places we wouldn’t usually think of (but more likely because we hadn’t long got back from an 11-month round-the-world trip and needed Read More