Live your best family life, getoutside

I have a big issue returning to work on a Monday morning having not had some time outside on the weekend. It feels like wasted time. There is a urge to use all my time being as productive as I can and without the frsh air it seems like I have failed. Green spaces and…

Book review – A New Map of Love, Abi Oliver

Why this book? How can you pack for the journey of a lifetime? The book’s character, George and his faithful dog Monty lead a comfortable and predictable life as an antique’s dealer. He finds himself somewhat lost after his wife of 26 years dies. Contemplating his love for his wife and could he love again…

How to get major relaxation this summer

With 6-8 weeks to go until the school holidays we need to make plans for if you haven’t already to get some relaxation time with the family. My top tips for some major relaxation this summer will make sure you are fighting fit for the year ahead. It’s the end of the year and before…

Getting a romantic getaway right

Planning a romantic anniversary trip is not something we all value on top of other commitments. Getting a romantic getaway right is of utmost importance because we don’t get the chance to getaway for roamnce very often. After the wedding there is a need for down time, hence the honeymoon. Fast forward to having kids…

Book review Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman

Occasionally you have the privilege of reading a book that warms your heart and just makes you think the world does turn out for people. This a witty book around a character we can all relate to, the odd one out. Whilst we may not be that person we can relate to them. The book…

Surviving Movieworld with two age groups

‘I want to go here Mum’ whilst the other can’t or won’t go there and vice versa. If only you could clone yourself for the day and divide and conquer. Meeting the needs of two different kids or age groups is not easy at a  theme park. One child wanted to go on rollercoaster after…

How to enjoy the Hunter Valley with kids

Yes, yes visiting a wine area with kids does not sound fun right but for many of us we cannot justify a trip to a wine region and leave the kids behind. My husband and I have travelled to the hunter for the weekend for a concert and what it cost us in babysitting fees…

Surviving flight delays and finding entertainment in an airport

Oh gawd I hate delays and cancelled flights. There is not much that makes me angry in life, but delaying me from getting home to my babies kinda gets me wound up. Regardless, you have time to kill, and you’re stuck at the airport. Not feeling inspired as you cart around your bags is not…

Book Review – Circling the Sun, Paula McLain

I love to read. I love to read a lot of books but books set in places around the world really do inspire me to go out and see more. This book is set in Kenya at a time when the second born son of the English aristocracy needed a playground. Many of these playboys…

What is wellness travel?

What is wellness travel? Wellness tourism is defined as travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being though physical, psychological, or spiritual activities. Getting down to it, that’s most travel no? Do we not travel for the purpose of getting away? That would be psychological travel reasoning no? Regardless of my summary it is a…

Book review – Love and Ruin, Paula McLain

Book review – Love & Ruin, Paul McLain is a book I had warning of the date it was to be published. I ordered my book in advance and went to the book shop on the day it was released. Paula creates such beautiful stories and strong female characters I would sell my shirt for…

Book review – The Yellow Villa, Amanda Hampson

The Yellow Villa was the book that filled the window at my local book shop prior to heading away for the weekend on a train. Ten hours later it was read from cover to cover and the content for a new book review – The Yellow Villa. Don’t you just love a tale about France?…