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Five Foods to try in California

We love California. So much, in fact, that Flea and I have spent the last two summers in the golden state. There's a lot to love about California, especially if you're travelling with kids. From the cloudy waterfront in San Francisco to the … Read More...


What can you say?

One of the things that regularly induces toe-curling rage in my house is seeing yet another one of those, "10 Things NEVER to say to..." type articles. I have a reflexive impulse to shout, "Shut up!" at the computer whenever I see one. And … Read More...


Spending a night with

The email, when it came, was like manna from heaven. “We want to whisk you away and spend the night with you,” it said. Frankly, given how my life feels at the moment, I’d have said, “Yes please, whisk me now!” no matter who was making the … Read More...


Living Cheer (Demon) Cheerleader Review

A cheerleader uniform review? No, friends. I have not become a cheerleader (although, obvs, I am very much a cheerleader on the inside). Actually, Flea was recently given the chance to review an authentic cheer outfit from the folks at Living … Read More...

Favourite Posts


Flea’s Harry Potter Bedroom Makeover

As you may know, Flea's recently been away for a week on a school ski trip. While she was gone, I kept myself busy working on her bedroom. We moved into this house when Flea was two years old, and the yellow walls and Winnie the Pooh trim weren't … Read More...


Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

So it turns out my blog is five years old this month. I know! Five years ago I was blogging about tiny Flea and how we muddled through every day, and I'm still here doing the same thing, except Flea keeps getting less and less tiny. I'm not … Read More...

Travel Posts

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Things to do at Beaches Ocho Rios

I've already written about our first impressions of the Beaches Resort at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and it's "luxury included" service. We visited Ocho Rios for three nights during the October half-term, and it was the perfect time to visit - although … Read More...


A Food Tour of Chanthaburi, Thailand

After exploring Rayong, our foodie tour of Thailand rolled along the coast to the region of Chanthaburi. This Eastern part of Thailand is a good four-hour drive from Bangkok, and it's a true hidden gem - you'll see virtually no Western faces … Read More...


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20 Gadgets you need RIGHT now.

This month I visited IFA, Europe's largest consumer tech show, as a guest of Panasonic. IFA is a lot of fun. Imagine 26 halls, each the size of a football pitch or several, filled with all the latest consumer electronics and gadgets, from laptops … Read More...

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Review and Giveaway: Harry and Jack’s Jetpack

In recent weeks, you may have noticed we've been off travelling on our summer adventures. Everyone knows that a great adventure needs the perfect luggage and I'm a little bit jealous of Flea, who has been carrying her essentials this summer in … Read More...


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The terrible, no good weekend.

It was a bad weekend. Sometimes divorced parenting is just a case of accepting you've failed before you open your eyes in the morning. It doesn't get easier, it just gets more complicated. Flea was upset, I was upset, I'm fairly sure the … Read More...

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Should Social Media be Reciprocal?

I've got to start this post with a confession: I unfollowed you on Twitter. Honestly? It's not you, it's me. You were chatting on about reality TV every single week and MAN, I hate reality TV. Hate it. And then you started sharing those … Read More...