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Glamping in Wales: Accommodation and facilities at Hidden Valley Yurts Wye Valley

LAST week I did a bit of a round up of our weekend glamping in Wales, and I’ve since been asked for more details, so I thought I’d write a review of the yurts themselves and the facilities at Hidden Valley Yurts Wye Valley. We decided to head to the glamping site near Chepstow after Read More

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Eurocamp adventures part 2: Breaking all the pool rules

WE might not seem like the most rebellious family, but in just one morning on holiday we managed to break pretty much every swimming pool rule – and there were A LOT of rules. After a long journey to France we expected Santi and Ezra to have a lie in, giving us a chance to Read More

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Eurocamp adventures part 1: Flying to Nice with a baby and toddler

THE perfect family are at the airport. A well-dressed mother who has clearly been watching YouTube tutorials on halo braids, a chilled out father wearing chinos and a shirt, and two super cute children – one a toddler and the other a baby around three months old. As they wait for their flight to Nice, Read More

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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!┬áSt 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

Escaping goats, a Starbucks meltdown and murder: Not your usual week off…

Every year when school starts back the sun seems to make an appearance. So as we’d booked the first week of September off we decided to risk it and take a staycation rather than have the hassle of flying with Santi (two-plus hours on a plane with an energetic 15-month-old with no seat of his 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