I am faintly jealous of those people who have a natural sense of direction. I am not one of those people.
Left to my own devices, I will unerringly go the wrong way given a choice of two streets. I rotate maps so I can be sure both they and I are pointing in the same direction.
Which way? Which way?
So I compensate. I print out maps, I study them closely, I pay attention to landmarks and street signs as much as possible, because without them I’ll get lost. Again. And with a toddler along for the ride, I don’t want to get lost at all, if I can avoid it. Continue reading →
This weekend I drove around 500 miles. For me, that’s a lot, packing in a round trip to my parents house in Staffordshire (via a stop-off at Packwood House near Solihull) and another day trip to Halifax as well.
Thankfully, I timed as many as I could to fit with Minnie’s naps – and even better, she slept just when I hoped she would. Especially during the torrential bank holiday rain.
What do you mean, they haven’t invented DVDs yet?
But that still left quite a few hours of motorway with an easily bored two-year-old. And nursery rhymes aren’t cutting it for long distances any more. Continue reading →
Apartments and villas aren’t just cheaper than hotels, they also tend to be a lot more practical when you have a baby or kids.
But how can you make sure they’re really child-friendly? Hurrah for the internet, and the chance to do your own research or ead real people’s reviews – but if you want someone else to have done a lot of the work, it’s worth checking out the following. Continue reading →