Christmas can be a wonderful time, but for many of us it’s a day that we edge closer to with a mounting sense of dread and sadness. For many of us, the inevitable expense and logistics that come with negotiating a successful family Christmas. For yet more of us, Christmas brings with it a series of emotions related to traumatic experiences that are only exacerbated by the relentless enforced joviality of the season. Those of us who have lost someone around Christmas time or have spent their childhoods with little to look forward to over the festive season can find it extremely difficult to muster the goodwill and enthusiasm that go into every cup of Christmas cheer. It’s an emotional ordeal that would tax anyone but for those of us with children the problem is compounded. Image Credit Kids make Christmas, that much is a self evident truth. Their smiles as they behold the glimmering tree, their excitement as they tear through their gaudily wrapped gifts and their unbridled joy shine brighter than any tinsel or fairy lights devised by human hands. However, there are some of us for whom even this is not enough to undo the pain or […]
There will come a time in the year, most likely after Christmas, where you will want to start thinking about having a clear out at home. We did this last weekend and I asked the children to choose some fabulous toys to take to charity, to help make another child’s Christmas a happy one. You will want to get rid of your old possessions and pieces of furniture, ready to make room for all the new things you received during the festive season. However, when it comes to clearing out your home, you will also want to get the kids involved and get rid of their old toys.
The holidays are coming and now is the time that you should start focusing on getting gifts together for your family, friends, and other loved ones. But nowadays, so many things are produced en mass that it can be difficult to find something that is just right for its intended recipient. So how do you go about keeping things personal? A unique gift shows that lots of thought, effort, and time have been put into the gift buying process. It shows that you had the person in mind when buying rather than picking up the first thing that you came across. The answer: bespoke gifts. Here are a few for you to consider in the lead up to the festivities.
The most important thing when it comes to travelling with a newborn is safety and comfort (for them, not you). If you have a comfortable baby, chances are you will have a much more enjoyable ride. We travelled a lot when the children were newborns, including a holiday to Ibiza when Isla was just a few weeks old.
Have you ever considered spending your holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands? If you haven’t, make it a point to include it in your must-visit destinations. Its pristine beaches reflect the azure skies beautifully and accommodate a multi-hued sunset, creating picture-perfect scenery. Home to a blend of different ethnic groups, myriad wildlife, colorful marine life, and fascinating coral reefs, the place offers a holiday experience like nowhere else. And did you know? The largest sea turtle in the world – the Leatherback also resides here! Though Andaman has embraced modern infrastructures and new trends, its natural beauty and striking flora and fauna remain unspoiled even to this day.
As the summer holidays end and Autumn approaches, holidaymakers are turning to snowier climates for their next break. Ski trips are a great option for families, couples or groups of friends that love to keep active while also having a relaxing getaway, and allow you to soak in some beautiful scenery from around the world. Whether you’re a frequent skier or this is your first time, make sure you take a look at this guide to some of the essential items you need to pack for your trip.
If you love beaches, you’ll love San Diego! There’s miles of stunning coastline. If you’re a water sports lover, there’s loads of activities to keep your adrenalin racing! With so much to choose from, we’ve picked out five of the best beaches to head for.
This summer holiday has been so spontaneous, mostly due to the wet weather we have had. It’s meant that any grand plans have changed last minute, including holidays. When we have had some dry weather, it’s been great to get out with some handy activities in my back pocket. Thanks to our Paws Outdoors kit from BEAR and The Wildlife Trusts. BEAR are all about getting the little ones out and about with nature. So they teamed up with The Wildlife Trust to make sure our cubs have lots of fun things to do.
When you take everything into account, going on a ski holiday is not one of the cheaper options out there for a vacation. Think about it: you have to buy/rent various gear, buy tickets for ski lifts, excess baggage charges, etc. Plus that’s all before the cost of traveling and staying at a ski resort!
Canada covers such huge amounts of land. No surprise then that it’s brimming over with stunning natural scenery. You can get everything here from dramatic mountains and cliffs to beautiful valleys and waterfalls. There’s some great territory to explore on foot, by bike and by car. If you’re on holiday in one of the main cities, you’re sure to be within reach of both natural and beautiful – without travelling for hours. Check out some of these top natural wonders that Canada’s got waiting for you.