Loir Valley

Week three this summer was in the Loir Valley – about 40 km away from the better-known Loire Valley. I didn’t know much about the area before we went but as it turned out, it was a bit like where we live – very quiet – but flatter. Continue reading

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Our second week away this summer was at Soulac-sur-Mer in the Gironde. We often go to the Atlantic Coast over the Med – the kids like the waves, the beaches tend to be less crowded and it’s not so HOT. This was a new area for us as we hadn’t been as far up the coast as this before, but I think we’ll definitely go back. Continue reading

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Andorra in summer

So, we’re back from our four weeks away this summer.

Our first trip was to Andorra. We’ve been several times in winter to ski but even though it’s only down the road from us really, we’d never been in summer before. The main reason for finally getting round to it was that for the past three years, Andorra have been putting on FREE shows by Cirque du Soleil, so I booked tickets online. Continue reading

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Win a Norwegian log cabin break

NorwayHave you planned your summer holiday yet? I’m just starting to plan ours – last year we went away for six weeks as we rented out our house, but I’ve a feeling this year’s summer travels might be a bit shorter. Continue reading

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The best loos in the world?

Alex Andorra

Last weekend we went to Andorra with the kids’ ski club. It’s the second year we’ve done it – and the first time we went I was a little unsure. It’s about 1,000 years since I went on holiday with a big group, and I wasn’t sure it was really going to be for me. Continue reading

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Swimming costumes for kids

Zoggs swim costume 1It’s cold, and summer still feels a long way away. So at the weekend I went out and bought shorts and flip-flops for the kids, and a little summer dress for myself which is probably far too young for me but hey, I don’t care, I love it. Continue reading

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City breaks with kids: book giveaway

Mission BarcelonaMany parents tend to avoid city breaks once they have children. True, it can seem easier to go somewhere where they can play in the sea all day or sit by a pool and eat ice cream, but many cities have a lot to offer children (and their parents, for that matter), and it seems a shame to give up on them entirely. Continue reading

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