Holidays we’d like to take in 2019

Skiing holidays in the Alps

Now that this year’s holidays are over (you can read about our trip to France here), I find myself thinking about next year and where I’d like to go with the family. We won’t manage all these trips, but it’s good to dream! I thought I’d share some of the destinations I’ve been thinking about with you, in case you are wanting to book your 2019 holidays now. Read more

Saving money booking a family holiday

Saving money booking a family holiday

**This is a collaborative post

Going on a family holiday is an ambition for many of us, but when you are on a tight budget, it can make things very challenging. Wherever you can, you will want to make things cheaper, and this starts in the planning stages. The internet has made it so much easier to snag a great deal, but many people are still overpaying when they don’t need to. So, here are just a few of the best ways that you can save some cash on your next family holiday. Read more

Fly drive or self drive // Which is best for European family holiday?

Just about to drive to France

If you are a regular reader of my blog, or follow me on Instagram then you’ll know that we’ve just come back from a two week holiday in France with my family. It was our first holiday overseas as a family of four and we decided to fly and hire a car. When Toby was 10 months old we took him abroad for the first time but then we chose to drive in our own car. But which is best for a European family holiday? Fly drive or self drive? I’m taking a look at the pros and cons of each below. Read more

Half term in the Lake District // A week in pictures

Toby driving a tractor

Last week we spent four nights in the Lake District in a little cottage not far from Penrith. We only booked it about a month ago when I decided we needed a holiday having not been away since we went to Bluestone in March.

I’m sure none of you really want to read a blow by blow account of our week away but we took so many pictures that it seems a shame not to share some of them. So here it is, our week in pictures… Read more

Planning a family camping holiday

Planning a family camping holiday

*This post is in association with Halfords

My parents have both been involved with the Scout Association since before I was born. My dad was a Scout leader for years, and that meant I first when camping when I was 10 weeks old! All our family holidays when I was a child were either camping, or later caravanning holidays and I have such brilliant memories of them all. I would love for our boys to have the same experiences and that is why we are planning a family camping holiday for this summer.

So when I was young, as well as several Scout and Guide camps every year, we also spent weekends camping in the UK and we were lucky enough to spend a month in France and Spain every summer. We got a caravan when I was about 7 or 8. But even after we got the caravan my brother and I would sleep either a small tent or in the caravan awning. Read more