TS Eliot wrote that April is the cruellest month. But I reckon the toughest weeks of the year lie in February. Cold, dark and gloomy, with the Christmas festivities a dim and distant memory. And author Jay McInerney happens to agree. So there. Everything feels a bit deflated on the arts and culture front this […]
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At BritMums Live in 2013 I was a member of the travel panel with Kelly Lees from Gogobot. She inspired many in the room by saying that bloggers are a great online resource when we write about where we live. If people are searching for recommendations of where to eat, stay or visit in a particular location, […]
Wow. December and January have been the busiest months for blogging about the arts. Tons of you have managed to fit in trips to the theatre, cinema and museums. I’ve read so many posts about these Christmas treats, that I’m already dying for next year to come around…. First up, it’s Panto. What would Yuletide […]
January is traditionally the time of year when, according to the TV adverts, we all start thinking about booking our summer holidays. I’m not sure I’m quite that organised this year but thinking about holidays, or even just a day trip, for any time of the year is always a favourite pastime. The selection of […]
We made it to December! With Christmas just around the corner, and plenty of school plays to attend and parties to go to, you have all been very busy this month so thank you to the hardcore dedicated vloggers who sent in submissions for the round-up this month! As YouTube vloggers have embraced #Vlogmas, I […]
I am so in the festive mood right now I could explode into a shower of glitter and fairy dust. We had our school Christmas play this week and it never fails to bring a tear to my eye as I watch my little ones sing, clap and just be so cute. We didn’t get […]
Early in 2013 a small group of BritMums travel bloggers gathered together in a London hotel to discuss family travel blogging. Joining us were Steve Keenan and Mark Frary, two experienced travel journalists who run an online consultancy, Travel Perspective. Some weeks later members of the group travelled with their children to Costa Brava on […]
That’s all folks, November is out. Gone. Well it will be tomorrow. The madness is really about to pick up speed and make itself known to you so I hope you are ready for it. I made the foolish mistake of booking a hair appointment on Friday, it never occurred to me that it would […]
Welcome to the November round-up of video bloggers. Can you believe we are nearly at the end of the year? You’ve been a busy lot since the kids went back to school. Here is what you have got up to! Kara from Chelsea Mamma went to a princess ball with her children and their friend! […]
November is a month of remembrance. This month, several bloggers have been looking back in history, and taking inspiration from commemoration. At 11am on the 11th day of this month, I was sitting in a cafe with my son, who was recovering from a trip to hospital. The radio quietened and people stopped their chatter; […]
Before blogging came along, travellers who wanted to record their experiences would write a diary. It’s how I started my own blog, scribbling in a notebook to remember my family’s holidays. Of course, only those diaries which made it to print would ever be seen by the general public. There must be thousands of personal […]
My feet do not touch the ground anymore, the world and his wife have woken up and everyone seems to be knocking on my door. Busy does not cover it but along with busy I should add happy – apart from the cough that is. Second course of antibiotics and if they don’t work x-ray […]
This week has been a super busy one for me, London trips twice, products to review, more turning up on the doorstep I shall be glad to sit down this weekend, oh no I can’t I’m off to London again on Saturday. I mustn’t complain though as I have had a relatively easy start to […]
Collating this round-up each month is always enjoyable. I read about amazing places you’ve visited and good food you’ve eaten. I share your adventures and dream about sandy beaches and swish hotel rooms. But travel can often be a time of contemplation. We may visit a destination where we are faced with a country’s history […]
I’m a Star Baker, I’m a Star Baker. I’ve been taking part in Mummy Mishaps Great Bloggers Bake Off and for the European Cakes challenge last week I produced, with these fair hands, a Sacher torte just like we used to love eating in Italy (I lived on the boarder of Sud Tirol) It was […]
Bonjour friends, strangers and Doctor Who Fans, how are we this splendid afternoon? Happy to have the school routine back in place? Grieving the passage of time that means your baby has gone off to Reception/Secondary School/University? Then gather close and we shall comfort each other. I’ll dig out a blanket, a box of tissues […]
Who says kids can’t enjoy art? Jake Chapman, for one. Half of the renowned Chapman brothers duo, he caused sparks to fly in the art world by suggesting that art galleries weren’t a place for children. It was best to keep them away. A Family Day Out wrote a great post explaining how – while […]
My timelines across social media are full of people on their holidays and it’s so lovely to see them having fun but frustrating whilst you’re sitting at home still waiting for your holiday date to arrive. Well that for us is today! We’re off to France for a fortnight and I can’t wait to spend […]
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