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…

Malaga city: a cultural gem

Malaga is a gem in its own right, and offers everything from the cultural delights of its Cathedral and museums, to relaxed beach cocktails and barbecued sardines at the ‘chiringuito’ beach bars.

How did we end up living in the Cayman Islands? The 4500 mile leap of faith…

Why did we move to the Cayman Islands? It is a question that I still get asked many times (followed by LOTs of others!), even though after ten years of expat living across two continents, we are now back in Blighty. I hasten to add, that I come from a close family who were understandably surprised, yet incredibly supportive across the decade that we were out of the UK.

Key lessons learnt from Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai

So we’ve been back in England for a few weeks now. The kids are now at school, and whilst the weather Gods have blessed us with a relatively sunny September so far, our holiday seems yet a distant memory. Distant but solid, I would hasten to add, and I now have time to ponder some…

What did I learn from Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai?

So we’ve been back for a few weeks now, the kids are back at school, and whilst the weather Gods have blessed us with a relatively sunny September so far, our holiday seems yet a distant memory. Distant but solid, I would hasten to add. I have now had the time to ponder some of…

Going to Dubai in August and how it exceeded my expectations

Going to Dubai in August was not something that I had originally anticipated doing. Namely because I knew that it was going to be ridiculously hot. Furthermore, I had a lot of preconceived ideas about Dubai, more negative than positive to be honest, based on accounts from friends and family who have either lived or…

Days 12-14: How Dubai far exceeded my expectations

I had a lot of preconceived ideas about Dubai, more negative than positive to be honest, based on accounts from friends and family who have either lived or holidayed here. Artificial, flashy and uber-conservative were the impressions that I had; I was wrong on many counts. Dubai literally ended up on our itinerary due to…