New York, New York

A very special trip to a very special city with some very precious cargo… This time, two years ago, I was pregnant with Munchkin and heading off to New York for the very first time. It was a press trip, to stay in the gorgeous St Regis Hotel, and indulge in some festive shopping. For…

Sublime Spain…

A few perfect days… We are so lucky that R’s parents live in Spain for half of the year, which means a lovely place we can go for some sun, sea, scenery and serious relaxation… It was Munchkin’s first trip to Spain and it was pretty hot while we were there, but she coped admirably…

Swim Away…

Five swimming pools you need to be in right now… La Mamounia,Marrakech This iconic hotel is renowned for so many reasons, not least for their extraordinary pool, around which the great and good of the world stage have rested their weary limbs (it has hosted everyone from Winston Churchill to Sarah Jessica Parker). The pool…

Holiday days…

Some scenes from our week in the sun, cloud…. Despite the foul weather there were moments of blue – as you can see – along with plenty of fresh fish, sardines especially, and lots of great wine and fresh, delicious Mediterranean food. We had some great moments while Munchkin napped, just soaking up the peace…

Review: Mountain Retreat…

Last weekend, Munchkin and I took ourselves off for a little weekend away in the mountains, to have a little bit of time-off and a much-needed change of scenery. The Hotel Ermitage, part of the Evian resort in the French Alps, is big on welcoming not just children, but babies, and they offer a number of…

Sunny days…

…Our first family holiday was so much more of a success than I had expected it to be…. The night before we left I panicked about leaving the comfort of all the little tricks and toys I had to keep Munchkin happy -the bouncy chair, the bouncy ball, the sling, the Moses basket, the mobile she…

Review: The Pig in the Forest

Last weekend we were lucky enough to stay at the wonderfully quirky and cool The Pig, in the heart of the New Forest. A very on-trend ‘restaurant with rooms’, this unique place is a farm and kitchen garden whose restaurant serves its famous 25 mile menu – with everything on it sourced within a 25…