Travel round-up: Child free breaks

Nadine from Juggle Mum got in touch a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would be interested in her post for my travel round-up. A Day to myself  is an account of a child-free day at a spa told mainly in photos from a sneaked-in mobile phone. Nadine’s post gave me the idea for this…

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Politics Round-up: Mandela and more

This past week saw the passing of one of the greatest politicians of the last century. Mandela’s life was long, difficult and ultimately triumphant. He provided us with proof that change for the good is possible, and he was a great believer in the power of dialogue and forgiveness, as well as being a powerful…

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Travel Round-up: Holidays in the UK

I’m compiling this round-up a little earlier than usual as I will be away on my own holiday in Austria when it is published. As I write, it’s the middle of July and the UK is having a mini heatwave which, after so many disappointing summers, has taken us all by surprise. To celebrate this…

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Travel Round-up: Stories from South Carolina to Singapore

  A piece of advice I often give to parents with regard to family holidays, particularly if the trip involves sightseeing, is to give your offspring a camera as soon as you feel they can manage it. Once we started taking our son Rory on city breaks abroad, probably from about the age of 9…

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Good Reads: Goodbyes, nicknames & carrier bags

This BritMum’s Good Reads is brought to you by the letters T, S and I – standing for Temporary Stand In, which is infact Moi.   I am kind of glad it’s temporary too, as Kate is an incredibly hard act to follow, and boy is it difficult deciding which (out of thousands of genuinely) Good…

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