Travel Round-up: Beautiful Bath, wonders of Warwick Castle and a vacation in Verona

It was unusual for us not to go away this Easter but as we had a boy at home revising for his GCSEs it seemed sensible to stay put so he was less likely to be distracted. Sounded so good in theory but after a fortnight of him meeting up with friends, trips to the…

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Travel Round-up: Prosecco in Venice, macarons in Paris and ice-cream in Newcastle

My son was on the second leg of his French exchange this month and spent an enriching week visiting Avignon, Marseille and playing pool in an Irish pub. I’m sure there are many benefits to this cultural exchange although I’m not sure his French has improved as he’s still using Google Translate to send emails…

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Travel Round-up

I like to think of myself as a travel blogger but I have to face facts that I can’t be on holiday all the time, more’s the pity. My blog may be ‘Mum’s Gone To …’ but as we didn’t go away for half-term I was seriously considering ‘Mum’s gone to the shops’, ‘Mum’s gone to get…

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“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”  So says Lao Tzu, Father of Taoism.  He obviously didn’t travel with us then. I like to plan things to the nth degree: I need to know exactly where I’m going, where I’m staying and how long it’s going to take me.…

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Guest post: A mum blogger reviews Lapland UK

Lucy from Crumbs loves to make a little last a long way, at least with her delicious recipes. So how did she feel about taking her girls to meet Santa, at £60 a go? See that man on the right there? Yeah, him. Father Christmas. Well, I met him yesterday. I did… I know that’s what…

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