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Holidaying in La France

March 29, 2016
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I love France! It is quite literally my favourite country in the whole wide world to visit. Yes, yes… New York is fabulous, but you can’t beat a super quick jaunt over (or under) the English Channel to the country with arguably the best wine and gastronomy in Europe. Yep, France gets my vote for a fantastic break to a beautiful country where there’s something for everyone. What are you after from your next trip to La France? I’ve been…

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The Small Moments: #MarkWarnerMum

February 19, 2016
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I took a bit of a break from blogging. Well, a week, but you know. That felt like A TIME ;) It wasn’t really an intentional thing: the children went off to their daddy’s, and every time I sat down to write, even if it was about sofas, my sadness poured out in paragraphs of weepy word vomit. I don’t know why I took their absence hard this time. In the early days of the split I would look forward…

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Life

The Summer Conclusion

September 15, 2015
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The worst thing about summer for me is that it has to come to an end. I was thinking about this yesterday as I dropped the children off at school and turned the A/C up to warm for the first time this year – I already miss the days of driving around with our windows open singing our hearts out to Shake It Off. And as I look out my window at the grey garden beyond and then at the…

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MTT Travel: The Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Bangkok

May 8, 2015
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If there’s one thing I like in life, it’s a nice hotel. I will book into a hotel at every opportunity, I really do daydream about them. The robes, the room service, those huge bloody baths. I’m one of those bonkers people who will squeeze every last bit of enjoyment out of their stay; if check-in is at 3pm I will arrive at 12pm to just enjoy the ambiance of the bar or lounge (free time to read magazines? I’M IN)…

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MTT Goes Cruising And Eating

October 30, 2013
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In case you hadn’t noticed, I like my food. When I go abroad I plan my days around which restaurants I want to eat at and when I was dating I got more excited about eating in lovely London restaurants than meeting new people. Waitrose is my happy  place and I like nothing more than an early night with a pile of recipe magazines. I tell you, my life is wild. So when we boarded Ventura for our cruise I…

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MTT Goes Cruising And Kids Clubbing

October 23, 2013
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When the lovely people at P&O asked if I fancied a trip on Ventura, my first thought was obviously “HELL YES”. And then my second thought was “do I have to bring the kids?”. Because as much as I love my little ones to absolute death, there are some things in life that are slightly more enjoyable without my mini-me’s (sorry guys, you’ll understand this one day). Day spas, for example, or fancy restaurants. Nights out and days of culture.…

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Me

Day Two

May 3, 2013
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What a difference a day has made. I don’t know if it’s this city, the people I’ve met or the freedom I’ve felt but already I am rejuvinated. For the first time in a long while I feel capable and excited at what might be round the corner. Despite the late nights and jetlag-driven early mornings I’m energized and simply, unashamedly happy. Yesterday was perfect; a walk over the Williamsburg bridge (this place is so hip it hurts, by the…

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Life

N-Y-C!

May 2, 2013
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I‘m here, I’m in New York! And have been up since 4.30am thanks to jetlag and the champagne hangover from my flight yesterday. It was the best flight of my life. Scratch that, it was one of the best DAYS of my life. Because I know how to pick my friends well, Kirsty went above and beyond the call of duty friendship-wise and upgraded my ticket to first class using her airmiles. I don’t think I can ever go back…

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Me

Re-claiming Me Time

April 29, 2013
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If you ask any new mum the one thing they miss about their life pre-parenthood, they’ll probably say the same thing. Alone time. Me time. Silence. That’s definitely true for me and I tell you, three years of not being able to take a dump without someone peering down the toilet asking you if your bottom is smelly, or shower without being accompanied by your knee-high shadow can really take its toll. Once you’re a mum you never truly feel…

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Life

Take Me Back

March 28, 2013
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Is there much worse than the post-holiday blues? Oh yes, having the post-holiday blues and a poorly child. Or maybe the post-holiday blues, a poorly child and a husband who is working away? BINGO! The week has been a bit of a write-off, starting with a catalogue of errors on Monday which included filing the car up with petrol when I’d left my purse at home, Elfie weeing in her car seat, the internet not working at the Gym for…

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Life

A Long Weekend In Madrid

July 26, 2012
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    This weekend we did the unthinkable. We got on a plane with a toddler and a newborn baby for a long weekend in Madrid. I was pretty terrified of he we’d survive the flight, the heat, the upset in sleeping patterns, the unfamiliar surroundings, but I really needn’t have worried as we all had a wonderful time. There were a few missed naps which led to tears and tantrums but nothing worse than we’ve experienced at home.  …

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