New Year Super Sleepover – Part II

      Remember I told you that Dexter is going away for the New Year (and that I’m going to be CHILD FREE FOR FIVE DAYS!!!)?  Well the company that run the holiday, ATE, asked if Dexter had any questions for them before he went.  Dilly from ATE has kindly answered them for him […]

Review: New Year Super Sleepover

      For the past eighteen years, I haven’t ventured out on New Year’s Eve.  When you’re a parent, the whole ‘staying up until midnight’ thing isn’t a) always practical or b) something you even have the energy to do – more often than not, when the boys were young, I’d be asleep by […]

Royal Caribbean Cruise – My Thoughts

    I could write and write (and write) about my trip away to Italy with Royal Caribbean but I’m going to make this my final post about my trip and talk about the things I would be interested in if I wanted to read a review about what a cruise is ‘really’ like.   […]

Royal Caribbean Cruise – Rome Part II

      Rome.  The city of .. well, Romans.  By now we had visited the Vatican, even managing to lower the tone by taking the obligatory ‘double thumbs up’ photo outside.  Linda’s idea obviously and after lunch Kristina, our guide, took us on a walk to the Trevi Fountain.  Where we did exactly the […]

Things I Hate About the Beach

    I’m back! Did you miss me? OK, fair point – a week in Whistable hardly constitutes a fanfare return … but just for once, it’d be nice y’know? Just FYI.   Anyway, we had a lovely time away – staying at a friend’s gorgeous house right by the harbour. We were lucky with […]

I WILL Take a Break This Summer

    You may have heard about my Passport Office Hell this week (#POH) because, quite frankly, I’ve moaned about it enough.  I’ve also put my house on the market.  Throw in ‘issues’ with the ex and a highly stressful client pitch … well, suffice to say, I need a holiday.   As stressful as […]