Food Tour of the Jordaan With a Local – Amsterdam Walking Tour!
Jul15

Food Tour of the Jordaan With a Local – Amsterdam Walking Tour!

We’ve found on our new kid-free city breaks freedom that a perfect way to instantly get to know a new city is to take a walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Which is when we visited Amsterdam recently, we jumped at the chance of an Amsterdam walking tour, thanking Eating Europe and signing up instantly for their Jordaan Food Tour. We were in Amsterdam on a kid-free city break, trying out the new direct London-Amsterdam...

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Our 5 Best Walking Trousers for DofE
Jul08

Our 5 Best Walking Trousers for DofE

Honestly, I’ve been bombarded (okay, stop peering over your glasses, I’ve been asked a handful of times) since I wrote about what you need on the DofE kit list, asking for more advice and tips on kit; ‘Which are the Best Walking Trousers for DofE’ (see below), ‘Will my kid be okay in trainers for the first one’ (possibly, but not ideal), ‘can they carry eggs for breakfast’ (yes, but very...

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D’you Know What To Do If Your Flight Is Delayed? (also – €600 to you!)
Jul08

D’you Know What To Do If Your Flight Is Delayed? (also – €600 to you!)

D’you know what to do if your flight is delayed? It’s everybody’s worst nightmare (yes, even us; married to a determined non-flyer, we do the same frustrated grown at train stations as oyu do at airports – possibly more frequently!) – you’re neatly packed, you have your passports, your brain is already on holiday, you make it through security with almost an hour to spare … and then you see...

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Teen starting DofE? What you actually need for your DofE Kit List; where to splurge and save.
Jun19

Teen starting DofE? What you actually need for your DofE Kit List; where to splurge and save.

It was once the realm of the toughest of young scouts, cadets and other youth organisations, but it seems schools have caught on, and ‘doing DofE’ has become a right of passage. In the last few weeks I’ve seen countless parents on my social media feed wailing over the cost of the DofE kit list. And you, as a parent, quite possibly never did it yourself, and aren’t really sure what you’re letting yourself...

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We Found ‘Em – The Best Family Summer Holiday Deals
Jun11

We Found ‘Em – The Best Family Summer Holiday Deals

I know, it’s the middle of JUNE already. How the heckster did that happen? But now you’ve made it through May half term, and all of a sudden that loo-o-onng summer holiday is looming large. You can’t put it off much longer – it’s time to get that holiday booked. If you keep waiting for the best family summer holiday deals, you’re going to be in danger of missing out and getting No Deal At All.(and I...

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Keeping the Kids Occupied on Holiday
Jun07

Keeping the Kids Occupied on Holiday

Holiday season is well and truly upon us, and you’ve no doubt got a week or two’s sunshine booked in the diary with your loved ones. Going away with the family is always an interesting experience, certainly one that’s never short of excitement! Keeping the kids busy is, of course, the biggest challenge of the trip. Especially if you’re going away with younger children, you’re guaranteed to have your hands full, but that’s all part of...

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