How Good are Rowntrees Reduced Sugar Sweets?

I have a complicated relationship with Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles. Here’s the thing: whenever I buy a packet of Fruit Pastilles, I am cursed with the sort of luck that means I get a disproportionately high number of black fruit pastilles. Which means I feel short-changed on green and orange pastilles, which are… View Post

Review: Dreams Riviera Maya Cancun Resort and Spa

Our trip to the luxury all-inclusive Dreams Riviera Maya resort in Cancun, Mexico, did not start well. “What gate are we at, Flea?” I asked, as we wandered out of Boots at Gatwick’s South Terminal. “I don’t know, it says ‘gate closed’,” Flea replied. Oh, sh*t. I cannot tell you even… View Post

Not That Sort of Holiday

Sometimes when we go on holiday, we go to museums, and walk the city streets, grabbing food from local stalls, and soaking in the atmosphere. Other times we throw ourselves into activities, renting kayaks and bikes and exploring the countryside. Then there are times we take classes, learning how to… View Post

Martinhal Cascais, Portugal: Review

Martinhal Cascais describes itself as a luxury family hotel in the upmarket Portuguese town of Cascais. We visited last weekend to attend a conference, and I stayed on for three days with Flea to explore the resort and surrounding area. We aren’t strangers to Cascais, having been to the area in 2016,… View Post

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Mothers’ Day

I am sometimes referred to as a last-minute person. Although, naturally, I prefer to think of myself as charmingly spontaneous. But yes, I am the sort of person often to be found panic buying last-minute Mother’s Day gifts. Kids have it easy when it comes to Mother’s Day, I reckon.… View Post