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What to Pack for a Family Holiday in the Tuscan Sunshine!

We’ve booked our first proper family holiday abroad – as a four! Well, actually as a five because we’re taking the nanny, I mean Nanny. Ah, let’s be honest – we are taking my mum so we have help with the children and can carve out a little grown up time, so both contexts are correct! Having never left sunny England with children  ...

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Reviews, Travel

Down Hall Hotel and Spa Review – A Wonderful Weekend Getaway!

Down Hall Hotel and Spa Review: I was treated to a complimentary stay in exchange for my honest opinion. With a new baby on the horizon, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to review Down Hall Hotel and Spa recently. Hubby and I are well aware that come June we’ll once again be elbow-deep in nappies and surviving on snatched  ...

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Family and Parenting, Travel

Our First Family Holiday Abroad?

I mentioned in a Thankful Thursday post a few weeks ago that we’d found our dream house – our forever home – so I thought I’d give you an update… We are suckers for a cottage – the more period features the better. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate a lovely bright and airy new-build – but it’s beams and original  ...

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Family and Parenting, Travel

My Family Holiday Bucket List

I know it’s still only mid November, but in a blogger’s world it’s necessary to always be thinking two months ahead. So by that logic it’s more than acceptable for me to be talking about the ‘C’ word, right? Well, either way, with the Pixie Devil being the perfect age to embrace the festivities this year – and we really have  ...

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