Holiday preparation checklist

I don’t know about you but my holiday preparation check list has changed greatly over the years.   Thirty years ago I wanted to make sure that the accommodation was near the nightlife.  Twenty years ago that it was near a beach.   Ten years ago that there were children’s clubs. Now, it is all

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Five Most Beautiful Small Towns In Europe

When it comes to visiting Europe, most people spend all of their time focusing on the major cities, as opposed to going off the beaten path. You can save money on your journey to these secretly awesome destinations or your luggage and necessities by using coupons from Discountrue.com – there’s many popular shops and services

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Window Wednesday — Orvieto Duomo

Quite how we ended up in Orvieto we still aren’t sure.  Mr B had suggested Ostia which I had mis remembered and said “It’s Orti something” when Jonnie asked where we should go the following day.   Google produced Orvieto and once Jonnie had read the Wikipedia page for the town we were sold. It

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Alternative beach activities

It might strike you as a bit odd but last year when we visited Barbados we didn’t spend a single day on the beach.  Not one.   When I think about it now it does sound odd but at the time it didn’t feel odd.   You see, we aren’t the “lying on the beach”

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Num Noms — a recipe for mischief

Featuring miniature characters inspired by sweet foods and flavours, such as cupcakes and ice cream, the individually scented Num Noms are a recipe for mischief! Take a Num, the outer, soft, squishy, hollow characters, and nestle it on top of a Nom, the inner, hard-shelled characters that are either motorised to scoot around, or filled with flavoured lip gloss.

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Is this how we should use social media?

It is safe to say that social media has changed my life.   Without it this blog wouldn’t exist because it started from Twitter.   Without social media we wouldn’t be packing for a week away next week on what is known as a “press trip”.   Time away arranged via a travel company (in

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The kitchen appliance you can’t live without

I don’t mean the small things like the kettle (or in my case the toaster, tea maker, coffee machine, waffle maker or Thermomix.   Blimey I am not sure I could live without any of them).  I mean the bigger things, the “white goods”.   Beko recently commissioned a survey to find the kitchen appliance

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No more school runs

that is it.  There are no more school runs. Today is the start of my first week where I don’t need to leave the house and take children to school. I have been doing a daily school run for 18 years.   Initially juggling a school run with a toddler and then two school runs

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