Writing about sun protection while wearing thermals seems a bit counterintuitive – but just two weeks ago, the sun in Lanzarote was strong enough to burn.
So whether winter sun or a ski trip is on your horizon (or you’re being highly organised and thinking ahead to summer), I’ve discovered my new favourite sun protection range.
I hadn’t come across Ultrasun before I was sent the products for review on our last holiday but with three different bottles from the collection packed in the suitcase, both Minnie and I are converts. Continue reading →
Minnie loves swimming pools. Splashing around, filling buckets or mini watering cans, squirting me with a variety of toys (from turtles and octopi to pelicans and ducks, plus one dinosaur).
Actual swimming? Well, that varies. After a successful start, it’s been mixed. We’ve had fantastic sessions where she’s floated, glided and paddled like she’s part otter.
I’ve also come out of swimming lessons with both of us in tears as she flatly refuses to do anything apart from go back and forwards to the collection of toys until she has the perfect one. So this holiday, I was determined to get the fun back. Continue reading →
When I was pregnant, I dreamed of travelling with my baby. Then, when I realised that really was possible, I dreamed of the places we would go together.
Now, although I still fantasise about seeing Burma, Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, my dreams have changed again. Because now Minnie’s older and more involved in our travels, the dream trip isn’t all about me.
So when I was asked to describe my perfect family holiday by Mark Warner Holidays, who are looking for their new crop of blogging ambassadors for 2015, I struggled at first. Because it’s not a single place, it’s the experience. Continue reading →