• Child free,  Days out,  Travel

    Playing tourist and exploring the capital – A childfree weekend in London

    Last month for T’s birthday we decided to hop on the train and head to London for an overnight stay. It was bliss. Not just because we got a change of scenery. No, because we didn’t have a child complaining after 3 minutes of walking that her legs hurt. And we got to spend some quality time together without being prised apart or interrupted. And how often does that happen as a parent? Travelling in style We headed down to London on an early Friday morning train courtesy of Virgin Trains (#gifted) in their first class carriage. It was a stress free, comfy journey and thankfully, despite the wind, we…

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    Travelling on a budget – My tips for a London adventure

    As you may have read, we went to London last week. It was a rare treat to get away just the two of us. This close to Christmas though, we knew we’d be travelling on a budget! We got tickets to the theatre to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and fitted the rest of our journey around that. The date of the show was fixed so we knew we were looking for a midweek adventure with a single nights stay in the city. Train tickets The first thing we knew we had to sort out was train tickets. We wanted to travel down on the day of the…

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    Sit with me mummy – How we survived a 4.5 hr drive with a toddler

    Last week we took a trip. We visited Minehead in Somerset. This, if you are any good at geography, you may know is a long way from our house. A long, long way. We decided to break the trip up overnight on the way too Somerset but it still consisted of two 2.5 hour journeys on the way down, and a 4.5 hour on the way home. Thankfully Spike still naps. So we planned the journey on Sunday to coincide with her nap and she slept almost the entire way to Stratford-Upon-Avon. She woke up about half an hour from our final destination and we we happy to babble nonsense…