A Perfect Family Holiday? It’s Not All About the Budget.

Is there such a thing as the perfect family holiday? Before I start, I’m going to say it loud and clear. I’m not sure any family holiday is ever perfect. There will always be those horror-filled moments when you ask your child to hand you…

Travel Adventures – Our favourite hidden gems

Hidden Gems As a self-confessed foodie, most of our favourite ‘secret hidden gems’ locations are connected to food in some way. Whether it’s the little roadside restaurant tucked away on a mountainside in Kefalonia or the stall selling the freshest fish on the quayside in…

Taking a Road Trip Down Memory Lane to Make New Memories

Making Memories I have always been one to shy away from the idea of ‘making memories’. Actively setting out to do something that will stick in my childrens’ memory bank seems forced, false, fake…it sticks in my throat somehow. But here’s the thing. So often,…

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Cool Country Kids

What to Buy Cool Outdoorsy Kids for Christmas With three kids of different ages, friends and family often ask what to get them for Christmas.  Most kids these days have far too many toys and I love the idea of ‘Something you want, something you…

What To Buy A Stylish Country Mama – The Ultimate Guide

The Ultimate Gift List for the Stylish Country Mama I love shopping for presents for people too, the pondering over what to buy, the decisions, the wrapping…everything. But I know that some people don’t share my enthusiasm for the gift buying experience…some people (my husband included)…

Getting through the festive season with kids – lactose free!

Two years ago… Our lactose free journey began almost two years ago, my then four year old daughter got a horrible sickness and diarrhoea bug. School was a no-go zone and she flopped around like a small rag doll with little energy and none of…

Parenting an anxious child. Seven simple tricks to try that worked for us.

Childhood Anxiety Since she was a young child my daughter has been troubled by anxiety. A spelling test used to tip her into a blind panic, birthday parties were stressful situations where days and nights were lost worrying about what to wear and what present to…