My Holiday Destinations Bucket List

Over the course of my lifetime, I have been very fortunate to visit on holidays many wonderful and exotic places. Which include destinations like Rome, Marrakesh and the Balearic Islands. That of course doesn’t mean that I have many more places, that I would love to visit and see the many fantastic places that the world has to offer. So I thought I would do a bucket list of five of the destinations that I would to see before I’m old to get out of my armchair. That’s a while before that happens I might add. So I was wondering… [Read More]

DisneyLand Paris, I’m Coming Back This Year!

Last year I wrote a post all about being grumpy about going to Disneyland Paris. The situation for me was that I was never a Disney fan. I never really liked Disney as a child, so understanding ” the magic of Disney” that everybody talked about, well quite honestly I never got it. Last June within about one hour of arriving at Disney, I was a convert! I had been sold the magic hook, line and sinker. There really is a magic in the air. It’s hard to fully explain, but the minute we arrived at the Disneyland Paris hotel… [Read More]

Entertaining Your Children Over The Christmas Holidays

Our five year old twins finished school the Friday before Christmas which is a good thing because they were occupied almost right up to Christmas Day with school. This meant that we had only two days of high excitement before Father Christmas arrived with their presents. Once the Christmas Day excitement had subsided, and the girls had played with all their toys, they now have two weeks off from school. Here are my tips for keeping them entertained during the school holidays. 1. After being stuck in the house for a number of days, what better way to blow away… [Read More]

You Vs. Mother Nature: Outdoor Fun Indoors

WolfBlur There’s no doubt that the summer is a wonderful time. The kids are off school so you have more time to bond with them and it feels like the days are open with endless possibilities. Well, right up to the point the unforgiving British weather decides to wade in on the argument and make life difficult. We’ve all gone through the disappointment of planning an exciting summer jaunt then waking up on the day of the trip to dark skies and what feels like torrential rain. It’s one of the bitterest letdowns most of us have to deal with, especially… [Read More]

Disney Convert Or Still Disney Grumpy? The Magic of Disney Part 2 

In my last Disney post I finished up at the illuminations on day two. I didn’t think it could get any better, how wrong was I?! So, here we go. It’s now onto day three and the time certainly goes quickly. Our holiday is moving at very high speed. The one thing that has amazed me is how our five year old twins had walked just about everywhere and on just rare occasions asked to be picked up and carried. The only thing I can put this down to is the fact that’s it’s Disneyland Paris and believe me, if… [Read More]

My Favourite Holiday Moments 

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]

Brits Speaking Foreign Languages On Holiday 

Each year we have a family summer holiday which is usually to one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. Of course we are not alone in this as many British people follow the sun for their family holiday, but of course British people including myself never make the effort to speak the local language. We almost think that it’s our right to speak English and whenever we are in the world local people will understand and speak back to us in English. There was a time I’m sure that we would buy a handy language guide before going on holiday… [Read More]

Am I Grumpy? Disneyland Paris

In couple of weeks time as I have already written in a previous post called Family Holidays this Summer, I made no secret of the fact that Disneyland is not my ideal holiday, but hey ho I have a problem. My wife and our five year old twin girls are mega excited and I am doing my best to get into the spirit of Disney. I am not a Disney type of  person. You know kind, smiley, wholesome, and yes there is no bad in the world when Disney is in your life. Of course the reality is there are… [Read More]