Easter egg hunts come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the classic free-for-all experienced by the kids at their pre-school playgroups. There’s the treasure hunt (which we favour at home) – follow the clues to find the eggs. There’s the much-loved National Trust combo of finding clues to receive a prize. And then there’s thisContinue reading “A French Easter Egg Hunt…”
Category Archives: Europe
The Ultimate Guide to Skiing with Kids
If you’re planning on taking the kids skiing for the first time take a look at our top tips before you book.
A family holiday on the Costa de la Luz
The Costa de la Luz isn’t only about glorious beaches – there are picture perfect hilltop towns and historical sites to visit too. I had plans of outings to local cities and sights (in the early morning to escape the heat) and spending lazy afternoons by the pool. But we took the kids to our local beach, El Palmar, on the first day, and we were all bitten by the beach bug.
Exploring from my desk
Research on our Grand Adventure seems to have taken a back-seat recently while normal life rolls on. Instead of looking into places to take the kids in Canada, I’ve been joining some of the greatest explorers in history as I research my next kids non-fiction book. I’ve attempted to find the northwest passage, seen kangaroosContinue reading “Exploring from my desk”
A City Break in Berlin with kids
So here’s my breakdown of our weekend, including our accommodation, the area we stayed in, playgrounds and outdoor swimming pools, local bars and restaurants, child-designed entertainment, and how we fit the sightseeing in with our two boys.
Berlin with the kids – the plan
At the end of August we are travelling to Berlin to celebrate the marriage of our friend, a British guy to a fantastic German girl – a fabulous European union in this post-Brexit world. Although the wedding celebrations are child-free, this also gives us a wonderful excuse to embark on our first European city-break, withContinue reading “Berlin with the kids – the plan”