• Days out with kids,  Travel Journal

    3 days in Paris

    Visiting Paris with my husband and 2 children. As a travelling mum, you want happy children, because happy children mean happy parents.  City breaks are tiring for grown ups let alone children, but the end result no matter what, was that we made lots of happy memories. It was very tiring, but all worth it. Also big mistake, I should have listened to the Hubby and booked only 2 days. I thought I was being clever and booked 3 days to make the most of the 3rd day as I had the great idea of booking the train back to london for 9pm. Paris, after living in England for 18…

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    4 days in Porto, Portugal

    Porto, I have now made such good memories with you. I absolutely loved the city and I came home, after 4 days, with wonderful memories and I can honestly say that it was one of my most memorable trips ever. Ok, maybe I say that about all my holidays but Porto, you hold a special place in my heart. Check the links in red at the end of this to see the amazing street art. To recap, I went to Porto for a friend’s 40th Birthday. Prior to that, I have to honestly say that I had never heard of Porto before. Now all I talk about is Porto. When…

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    Science Museum London, with the children

    Science Museum, Kensington London It’s the Easter Holidays. And my first time travelling on my own with the children on the trains and the London underground. The London Underground, also known as the tubes, is always so packed that I have never felt confident to travel with the children on my own. Now that they are older, it was much easier and also fun as they helped me navigate the London underground tube map. We had to change trains/tubes a few times to get to our destination, South Kensington, where the Science Museum is located. We were all so very excited about the whole trip. The tubes were packed as expected,…

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    Things to do and see in Whitby

    Whitby is a charming seaside town in Yorkshire,  Northern England. Full of history, it is here that Bram Stoker had his inspirations for Dracula ( spooky )and where the well known explorer Captain Cook started on his seafaring adventure ( not just scary after all). The town has it all, from ruined abbeys, sandy beaches, to rock pools and a harbour. I have only a few hours to spend there and here is what I do – 199 Steps The first thing I do is climb the 199 steps, following the footsteps of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The view is spectacular, changing with every step I make. Do not get put…

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    Legoland- Windsor

    Legoland Legoland is Uk’s favourite Kids Theme Park and it is definitely my son’s one as he loves lego and has been asking to go there again every year. I even got a Merlin pass, to see what all the fuss was about. It is well worth what you pay for it, only, if you use it at least twice a year. Back to Legoland. When summer holidays are nearing, cereal boxes tend to have special ticket deals which usually gives a Buy 1 Get 1 free entrance ticket. I enjoyed the day there with so much going on. Lego bricks come to life here. A place for small ones…

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    40th Birthday trip to Europe

    My friend calls me to ask if I would like to join her on a trip to Europe to celebrate her 40th birthday, with a group of her friends, to forget the big 40. Just us girls. I am thinking beach, I need to work out, I need to go shopping, I need to buy some new summer clothes, I need to have a bikini body…But then she also asks us to come up with a few suggestions as to where to go, preferably a city with a bit of history, culture, sightseeing. Ok, no beach holiday. No need to have that bikini body.  I can keep procrastinating with my…