Whilst I was on my Royal Caribbean cruise, I experienced two trips, and these are just some of the photographs I took whilst I was on my first trip to Saint Tropez. In fact this just takes you up to lunchtime, I will cover the afternoon in another post, another day. I really wanted to include the shore excursions, as I think they are an incredibly important factor to cruising.
I love being able to give homemade gifts at Christmas, I think its lovely when you are visiting friends and family, to bring something along that either you or your children have made. I thought I would share with you two of my favourites. A Spiced Vodka recipe, and Gingerbread syrup. They are so simple to make, and with just a few ingredients you can have something that looks very impressive. Continue Reading
We were lucky enough to attend last nights Gala performance of the Nottingham Playhouses production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Well what a night! It started off with eager anticipation, as the crowds gathered to not only watch the panto but celebrate and support The Nottingham Playhouse, on this very special evening. Continue Reading
I love cooking Christmas Lunch, my husband and I, the very lovely and handsome Tall Dad, share the cooking on the day. I must admit he does keep me in check with regards to timing, must be the accountant in him. There is so much pressure though, on something that lasts really, for such an incredibly short amount of time. Even if you, like us, spend time at the table before during and afterwards, chatting and playing silly games. All that planning and preparation, you really want to it to be the perfect festive feast. Continue Reading
This infographic, brought to you in association with First 4 Lawyers, really did make me chuckle. It reminded me of last year, one cold evening, a couple of days before Christmas Eve. My youngest (Miss A) was sat on the sofa with me, enjoying a movie, in front of a cosy log fire. When all of a sudden she made the sharpest intake of breath. ‘But Mummy‘ she said with concern written all over her face. ’What about poor Father Christmas’ bottom?’ I had no idea what she meant, so asked her to explain a little more. ’Because poor Father Christmas is definitely going to have to go to hospital when he burns his bottom on the fire coming down it’
Of course I managed to explain to her all about his very magic powers in all things, including naked flames, and she was happy again. But what other disasters does the big man need to be aware of this time of year?
Well this infographic explains 7 such perils : Continue Reading
This is a featured guest post talking about how travelling further afield does not have to stop once you have children. Tall Dad and I visited Thailand before we had children, and we would love to be able to share those kinds of holidays and experiences with our girls, definitely food for thought.
When you’re a young, carefree singleton or even one half of a youthful couple, the world seems like your oyster. You can be sitting in the pub one winter evening, wallowing in the warm glow of beer, comfortable seats and good conversation when the thought of Paraguay or Lithuania enters your head and gets the same reception as if you were mulling over whether to get an extra packet of crisps or not. Continue Reading