Visiting the Speakeasy bar: a celebration of 1920s US rebellion

Visiting the speakeasy bar ‘El Paradiso‘ in Barcelona To me ‘Speakeasy’ bars conjure up images of enigmatic and illicit glamour, with the name itself going back to the whispered access passwords required during the 1920s prohibition era. Having managed to have a rare weekend away sans children a few years ago, visiting a speakeasy bar…

The Speakeasy bar: a celebration of 1920s US rebellion

To me ‘Speakeasy’ bars conjure up images of enigmatic and illicit glamour, with the name itself going back to the whispered access passwords required during the 1920s prohibition era. Having managed to have a rare weekend away sans children a few years ago, we finally had an opportunity to visit a bar styled as a…

Kid’s parties: my insight into the lives of the ‘Marbs Millionaires.’

Picture the scene: beautiful parents in oversized shades sipping wine and politely conversing under the late afternoon Spanish sun. A venue dressed to look like a scene from a fairytale, and an ‘animation team’ waiting to cater to each child’s every whim, as an army of catering staff bustle around ensuring that everybody has a…

Visiting Legoland Windsor: 5 essential tips

Visiting Legoland Windsor can be one of the most fun, or the most stressful days, depending on a variety of mitigating factors. I will be truthful: out of all of the places that we visit regularly with our Merlin Annual Pass, Legoland is the one that is the most consistently packed, so I thought that…

Legoland Windsor: military planning, amazing theming and dirt cheap hotdogs…

We visit theme parks on an almost monthly basis, due to having Merlin Passes, and our six year old son’s favourite is Legoland. I will be truthful: out of all of the places that we visit, Legoland is the one that is the most consistently packed, so I thought that I would give you a few insider tips to help you to maximise your enjoyment of the day.

Living in Spain and commuting to Gibraltar. Brexit: how it affected us.

Brexit. Yes, it has even made its way into an essentially lighthearted travelling blog, and whilst I cringe at the political mess in the UK parliament which is currently reminiscent of a primary school playground, this is not a rant, merely a reflection on the impact that it had on our little family. Three years…