It’s been a long week, the weather has been awful (welcome to the UK in April, we have all the weather in one day) and so, if I want to search the internet looking for a dream villa in a dream destination, then, I think I will.  And do you know what I’ve decided? Husband, if you’re reading this, hold onto your wallet, South of France here we come.  To be more specific, the Cote d’Azur. I mean, why go to the South of France…

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The call of the summer holiday is almost upon us, you know the sound, feral kids, moans of being bored after 10 mins, stressed mamas dragging their offspring round the shops, that kind of call, so to pre-empt those fun times ahead, Brooklands Spa invited the bloke and I to have a relaxing day off and to experience a little bit of pampering. Obviously we said yes please! Because we’re not silly. The kids were at school and we had the whole day to ourselves,…

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In case you weren’t sure, it’s actually July tomorrow. You know, that month where we all like to sit outside drinking booze til the sun goes down, the freckles get a little bit darker, the clothes get a little bit lighter and generally we’re all happy folk. Except, hello Autumn, you’re a bit early. I’m clinging to the fact that in a month I’ll be flying off to a warmer land for a whole week of beach, beer and, something else beginning with B but…

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I’m writing this post because, you know, seasoned traveller and all that. This year we’ve made a serious effort to travel as much as we can. We’ve already been to Amsterdam, we have a trip next week to Switzerland, and Spain is booked for August. There are a few other little ideas in the pipeline, but I don’t want to jinx them yet! So, naturally, my expertise on the essentials for hand luggage is through the roof. *cough*. Amsterdam was my first flight, with kids, without…

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If you read part one the other day (thanks for reading and stuff!) then, tah dah! Here is part 2! Friday was another day of walking and sightseeing. We went to the flower market and grabbed some black tulips, and discussed the possibility of Kate moving to Amsterdam and opening a flower shop herself. We then quashed that discussion pretty quickly, cos, well, real life. We wandered and wandered and wandered. Top tip? Don’t wear trainers in 30 degrees heat when you’re going to walk…

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