Last year in March 2017 I wrote a post called Oh No! A Text I Never Wanted To Read. The post was all about my eldest daughter texting me about possibly going to live in Australia. My heart sank instantly and I struggled to come to terms with the thought of one of my children living on the other side of the world. I have only gone and had another one of those texts. Since March of last year not a lot has been said about going to live in Australia until just a few days ago. Yes! The dread… [Read More]
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have many fantastic family holidays, but two particular holidays stand out as the best because they have created so many wonderful #holidaymoments. The first holiday I remember with such affection was four years ago. I went to Menorca and had my five children, wife and my mum with me. It was one of those rare moments in life where I had those that mean the most to me and love with all my heart around me on holiday. What made this holiday particularly special was watching my five children together in one… [Read More]
Family holidays are a rare chance to spend time together without the daily distractions of normal working life. When you get the opportunity to go away with your family, you’ll want to choose a destination that’ll keep everyone – no matter their age or interests – entertained and happy. To help, we’ve picked out six family-friendly European hotspots. Check them out: 1. Amsterdam Known for a bike-friendly and laid-back atmosphere, Amsterdam is a family-friendly city break. There’s loads to keep older kids busy – My Little Nomad recommends visiting one of Amsterdam’s beautiful parks. Amsterdamse Bos is home to cheese… [Read More]
There is a huge chance that I may sound ungrateful about the holidays that I will be going on this year, but I work hard and earn good money and I have a definite idea of what is my ideal holiday. I would always consider my ideal holiday to be an all inclusive sun holiday, usually on one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. I love the fact that all your food is ready and cooked for you and you then have a few hours to decide what time you want to eat, for me to be waited on and… [Read More]
Sicily with Children The Mediterranean island of Sicily is an outstanding place for a family holiday. From water parks to climbing the smouldering Mt. Etna, there are enough activities to keep your children busy for a week. The easiest way to find Sicily on a map is to think of it as the ball the boot of Italy is kicking. Finding it on a map is the easy part, getting there with as many kids as 5 can turn out to be the real challenge. It’s rarely enjoyable dealing with airports, flights and taxis as a couple, but put 5… [Read More]
Last Friday I drove down to Southampton university to pick up my 19 year old daughter for the summer holidays. My 21 year old daughter and 17 year old son came with me to surprise their sister and to have a nosey at her new accommodation now that she has moved out of the university halls. She has completed her first year studying for a nursing degree. Nursing is a very different degree course to most university courses. For starters it’s longer and they only get one month off in the summer. My daughter has settled well into university life… [Read More]
The school summer holidays have now started and as a part-time stay at home dad, I was beginning to think about what I can do to make sure my four year old twin girls don’t get bored when I’m on duty on a Monday and Tuesday. I know I could go away on my own for six weeks – sounds like a plan!, but I wouldn’t get away with it! Never mind, it was a nice idea! Now down to the serious issue of keeping the twins entertained this summer and of course this being the UK, the weather can… [Read More]
My Sunday photo this week is my last post from our summer holiday in Majorca. It’s our four year old twin girls looking very proud that they had buried Daddy up to his head. I love their look and stance of triumph.