What can I say?? this excursion not only exceeded all expectations but fell nothing short of excellence from beginning to end. This particular trip with Pacific Whale Foundation was recommended to us by the concierge in our hotel at the Sugar Beach Resort, mainly because they have a 'kids go free' policy which made this… Continue reading Review: Lanai snorkel and dolphin watch, with Pacific Whale Foundation – Maui
When I was last in San Francisco in 2010, I most definitely left my heart there. Coming back 9 years later I feel like I have re-claimed it again. San Francisco is ALWAYS going to be a place filled with emotion for me, it is the city where my brother lived, loved and lost his… Continue reading I found my heart in San Francisco!
Today marks the start of Dying Matters awareness week, an annual event which takes place in May each year and opens up nationwide discussion of the very important but often taboo subject of death, dying and bereavement. If you haven't heard of this growing initiative before then take a look at the hashtag #dyingmatters this… Continue reading Dying Matters – So does living.
The San Francisco CityPass is a fabulous way to save money and visit some of the areas top attractions in a short space of time, especially if you are travelling with children. The passes cost $94 (c. £72) for adults and $74 (c.£57) for children. Buying a citypass saves you approximately 43% on the cost… Continue reading San Francisco City Pass
ENRICHMENT BEYOND EXPECTATION It's funny how sometimes you set your expectations really high, only to be disappointed, whilst other times you can have fairly low expectations and find yourself completely blown away - well the latter was my experience of our most recent cruise aboard Holland America Line ship MS Maasdam. I chose this cruise… Continue reading Review of Holland America Lines transpacific cruise aboard MS Maasdam, Auckland to San Francisco.
WE DID IT! 🌎🥂 🚂✈️🛳⛵️🚖🌍 "Single Mummy from Worthing successfully circumnavigates the globe with 7 yr old son" (Can you tell I'm feeling pretty chuffed?) I once dreamed of being a millionaire - and now I am, for I have a million priceless memories which no one can ever take from me.... It still feels… Continue reading We circumnavigated the globe!!!!
I knew that would get a few people's attention! Tour Guide and Boat Captain 'Albert' from Rarotonga, Cook Islands ....Ok, Ok, maybe not with him, (although he is rather BEAUTIFUL!!!) but I have fallen head over heels in love.......with Polynesia!!! The islands, the people, the culture, the art, the lifestyle, the rituals, just everything. I… Continue reading I’ve fallen in love ❤️
Today, 1st May 2019 at around 2am we crossed the equator aboard the MS Maasdam. It wasn't the first time we had crossed from one hemisphere to another but previous occasions have been only in aircraft, so today was the first time we had actually sailed across the line, and whatsmore we now each have… Continue reading King Neptune Ceremony.
I don't mind admitting that I have moments during our travels when I worry about Cameron's academic schooling and whilst I try my best to keep his education rolling with the 'three R's' I am not a teacher and it is harder than I expected to keep the discipline of it going when there is… Continue reading The enrichment of world schooling.
This week hasn't been the best, Cameron got struck down with the flu and was VERY poorly for 48hrs, but thankfully as many kids do he has now bounced up as quickly as he went down. When we arrived in the port of Moorea, Tahiti a few days ago he was quite hot and off… Continue reading Quarantined on board ship!