Looking out across the perfect arc of sand watching the sun go down in the warmth of the evening glow, I felt very privileged. The scene from the balcony was spectacular, and I've seen a lot of stunning beaches in my time. Given the glorious weather, and the sight of the kite surfers, you could be forgiven for thinking I was enjoying a Mediterranean holiday. I was actually at Minehead on a Butlins Just for Tots break. . . . Keep Reading
Travelling with kids: What’s hot and what’s not
I'm a freelance travel writer who is obsessed with the best beaches in the world...you might be wondering why this blog hasn't been more about my favourite subject before now. . . . Keep Reading
Top five reasons to emigrate: Why we’re moving to Australia
I've written a special top five list, in honour of my new monthly column in Australia and New Zealand magazine.My top five reasons to emigrate to AustraliaThere are lots of reasons we decided to make the move, but these are our main ones:1) WeatherI HATE the cold. I know some people love the different seasons, but I really don't. I could happily hide under a duvet all winter until summer arrives. My kids HATE the cold too and although I'm willing to wrap up in a hat and scarf . . . Keep Reading
How will I survive long haul travel with pre-school twins and a toddler?!
As regular readers will know, later this year we're going to be making the move from the UK to Australia. This means long haul travel with twins who will be four and a baby just coming up to two. I'm pretty terrified, mostly because my boys can be terrors when they want to be. When they decide to act up, trying to control them is so tricky (did you read about our trip to the dentists last year?) . . . Keep Reading
Thinking of emigrating? Read my new column in Australia and New Zealand magazine!
I'm so excited to announce that I'm writing a regular column for the fabulous Australia and New Zealand magazine! I've been an avid reader of the mag for many years, and have been lucky enough to write for them about our grown up gap year travels in Australia. My new monthly column will be about family migration and all it involves, from making the difficult decision to emigrate through all of the phases that follow such as visas, shipping, selling your home, finance and preparing your children . . . Keep Reading