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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Travel Round-up

“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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21 ideas for a savvy half-term

At our #savvyhalfterm Twitter party on Tuesday 12 October more than 190 bloggers swapped tips and advice on how to enjoy half-term. In an hour we tweeted nearly 1,000 messages. (Did we mention the event trended in the UK?) Here, we’ve pulled out just a few of the ideas from the avalanche of novel and thoughtful suggestions. Got…

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