Our Travel Stories, Travel Reviews

Expo 2020 Dubai

When I was in Dubai back in 2016 the word on the street was very much ‘Expo 2020’. Plans were very much afoot and when we returned in the summer of 2018 it was clear to see a city rapidly gearing up for something INCREDIBLE. I cannot imagine the devastation to all those involved when… Continue reading Expo 2020 Dubai

World Schooling

“Mummy – my soul is dying”

Back in the summer of 2018 when I first decided to pull my son Cameron out of school at the age of 6 to go travelling it was a huge gamble, I asked myself a million questions “would he actually enjoy it?” “would he engage with me as his teacher?” “would he survive without structured… Continue reading “Mummy – my soul is dying”

Our Travel Stories

Cruising is back (hurrah!)…but how different is it??

I cannot even put into words how excited we were stepping aboard Royal Caribbean’s ‘Anthem of the Seas’ last week (20th July 2021). Having been on the last ever cruise of Holland America Lines MS Maasdam last year and stranded in the South Pacific for almost a month, then 16 months later to be on… Continue reading Cruising is back (hurrah!)…but how different is it??

Our Travel Stories

Getting ready for 2020 adventures…..

When I look back on 2019 I can't quite believe all the places we have been and everything we have done, it's truly been incredible and I don't take a single moment for granted. Looking back these are just a few of our 2019 highlights, our first circumnavigation of the globe (and then some more!)… Continue reading Getting ready for 2020 adventures…..

Our Travel Stories

Coming of Age

I still have to pinch myself that I now have a 21 yr old daughter, it feels like just yesterday that I crossed over that threshold myself, however I always questioned those milestone markers which represent our maturity as we grow up. One day we are not considered mature enough to have sex, the next… Continue reading Coming of Age

Mums Musings

Dying Matters – So does living.

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.

Travel Reviews

Review of Holland America Lines transpacific cruise aboard MS Maasdam, Auckland to San Francisco.

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.

Mums Musings

Reflecting on the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Flight Number ET302.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" Today I woke up feeling incredibly blessed. I opened my eyes, opened the curtains of my balcony cabin aboard the 'Ovation of the Seas' and caught my first glimpse of Milford Sound - one of… Continue reading Reflecting on the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Flight Number ET302.

Tours and Excursion, Travel Reviews

Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park

Excursion Review of the 1 Day Tour to Featherdale Park, Blue Mountains & Parramatta River Cruise. Booked with http://www.fjtours.com.au   There seem to be lots of tours out of Sydney to the Blue Mountains so it's hard to know who to go with but when I picked up a leaflet for FJ Tours which combined… Continue reading Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park

Travel Reviews

Manor Coach House – Worcester

Review of the Manor Coach House - Worcester. The Manor Coach House, Hindlip Lane, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SJ Telephone: 01905 456457 I have been staying at the Manor Guest House in Worcester for almost 8 yrs now and it is always a joy to return to. Work had not brought me this way for a… Continue reading Manor Coach House – Worcester