Ten Fashionable & Practical Swimwear Pieces for Girls

SUN UVA Wishlist

Although summer is quite a while away, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about your family summer holiday. We’ve already booked a holiday to Disneyland Paris and we’re currently looking at destinations for a beach holiday during the summer too. If you have any suggestions please let me know! Now, if you’re anything like me when you think of planning a holiday that usually means shopping for holiday clothes! The thing is I’ve done so much ‘shopping for holiday clothes’ in my lifetime, that I have a wardrobe full of holiday clothes! My children, however, are constantly… [Read More]

Chasing the sun this Autumn

If you have kids who aren’t in school yet, autumn can be a great time to book a family break. It’s usually better value for money than the summer months, and destinations like Lanzarote are less busy. Here are some of the best beaches and resorts where you can take the kids for safe paddling, rock pool exploring, sand castle building and ice cream devouring! Lanzarote holidays are the perfect end to your summer. Playa Flamingo Set in the Playa Blanca region of Lanzarote, Playa Flamingo is one of the most popular beaches for families visiting the Canary Isles. The waves here… [Read More]

Holiday tips that are actually useful

Going on holiday with children needn’t be stressful. If you’re prepared, organised and have a plan that can go a long way to helping create a stress free atmosphere in the run up to your holiday.  Having been on three family holidays abroad with my own children, and a few when I was growing up I have a number of ‘go to’ tips that I always use when getting holiday ready. We’ve also recently returned from Majorca so I thought I’d share my tips with you whilst they’re fresh in my mind! I hope they help and that you find… [Read More]

Review: Family Life Coma Gran, Majorca

Every year we go on one family holiday abroad. We tend to book an all-inclusive package holiday with Thomson as we’ve been on holiday with them a few times previously, and have always had a good experience. This year was no exception. We booked our family holiday to Majorca for seven days and after browsing the Thomson website in search of the ‘perfect family friendly hotel’ I found the Family Life Coma Gran. Located in Sa Coma, which sits on Majorca’s east coast, the Coma Gran is just a stone’s throw away from the beach. It’s also situated on the… [Read More]

Our family holiday in Majorca. Part Two!

Following on from my last post about our family holiday in Majorca, this is part two! Day Four After a busy day yesterday at Marineland, we decided to have a lazy day by the pool today. One of the great things about being on holiday is that you don’t need to get up early or rush to have breakfast. It’s just there waiting for you when you’re ready! I always love that I can have a bit of a lie in on holiday, because the girls end up going to bed later than usual which means they usually wake up… [Read More]

Our family holiday to Majorca. Part One!

Going on holiday is something that my husband and I have always enjoyed doing. Long before we had children, we’d ventured to Marrakech, Valencia, Barcelona, Prague, Rome, and many other wonderful places. Holidaying with children is slightly different to a city break though! However it’s even more fun! For our last three holidays abroad we chose to book an all inclusive package deal with Thomson. We’ve always had a good experience with them so this year was no exception in booking our holiday with them. We usually go to Menorca, but this time around we decided that we wanted something… [Read More]

Travelling Abroad with Twins

We’ve recently returned from a holiday abroad with our four year old twin girls. This was the third time that they’d been on an aeroplane, so they’re pretty used to flying now. The first time my husband and I took our girls abroad was in 2013 when they were just 18 months old. We went to Menorca and then returned again in 2015. This year we decided to go to Majorca for a change, although I have to say overall I think I prefer Menorca as the weather was definitely warmer! Travelling abroad with twins can be hard work, and… [Read More]

Get your #HolidayHype on!

In just a few weeks time, we’ll be jetting off on holiday as a family of four. Of course we have been on holiday just the four of us before in the UK, but this time it’ll be our first family holiday abroad as a foursome. I think it’s pretty fair to say that we’re all really excited. Our twins are four years old and they’re very used to going on holiday, both in the UK and abroad. However, I think this holiday will be extra special. We won’t have to worry about what other members of our party are doing. We can just… [Read More]

Summer Holiday Fashion Wish List

In just a few weeks time, we’ll be off on our summer holiday. Of course I have plenty of clothes in my wardrobe, but part of the fun in going on holiday is being able to buy new clothes. I don’t want to take too many things with me, but at the same time I need to have some essentials such as ‘throw away’ dresses for the day whilst we’re lounging by the pool, wandering around the shops or lazing on the beach. When it comes to night time I’d like have some more smarter clothes, but they need to… [Read More]

Summer Holiday Checklist – Adult Edition!

Following on from my kids edition summer holiday checklist last week, today I bring you the adult edition! Passport/EHIC cardTravel gamesBook(s)/MagazinesIpad/Kindle/Electronic games console – make sure it’s fully charged and bring the charger too!Phone chargerCamera and memory cardsHeadphones Travel kettleSpare batteries Medicine/First aid kid – make sure it’s well stocked!Sewing kit Snacks SwimsuitSwimbagKaftan/Cover upGogglesUV sun tent – great for the beachBeach ball or other pool inflatableTowels Sun creamAfter sunInsect repellent Sunhats/sunglassesBlanket(s) Toiletries: Shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, cotton buds/wool, razor, face wipes, talc – great for getting sand off!Hair dryer/straightenersHairbrush/comb – I personally recommend a tangle tease!Nail clippersTweezersTissues Portable black… [Read More]