Thailand with kids

Thailand with Kids Aged 5, 7 & 9: Our February 2019 Adventure

I first travelled to Thailand in 2002 and spent ten weeks treading the well trodden path many a backpacker had before me. SangSom buckets featured heavily, as did sore heads, new friends and chilling in hammocks. The land of smiles stole my heart and further visits followed in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Needless to say, lots of appropriate fun for my early twenties self was had. We’ve just returned from a two and a half week holiday as a family of five, with children aged 5, 7 and 9. As you can imagine, Thailand with kids was a vastly different experience. …

flying long haul with kids

Flying Long Haul with Kids? Read These Tips First!

It’s not an exaggeration to say this time last month, the prospect of flying long haul with kids felt terrifying. Now that our wonderful trip to Thailand is starting to fade to delicious memories, those anxieties are already becoming distant. In all honesty, once we had conquered the outbound flight, the other four within our holiday got easier and easier. The flight home went so smoothly, the kids mostly slept. Flying long haul with kids: advance preparation (especially for additional needs) As I wrote about in this post, we had a very stressful start to our trip, having completely overlooked the …

Thai Airways Customer Service

How Thai Airways Customer Service Saved Us From A Disastrous Start to Our First Long Haul Adventure with Kids

My husband and I are long time fans of Thai Airways Customer Service. We travelled South East Asia extensively between 2002 and 2006, and chose Thai Airways many times over, because their customer service is second to none. Nothing is too much trouble for them, and we’ve always been exceptionally well looked after onboard. Planning our first long haul flight as a family We’ve been on a handful of European (mostly package resort) holidays since having children, and always said when Freddy was five, we’d attempt a big adventure. Clara and Freddy both have February birthdays and the 19th was …

London festivals

Three Lesser Known London Festivals and My Honest Thoughts on Them

I’ve been to three lesser known South London festivals recently. They each had their positives and negatives, so I thought I’d do a little round up post. In the interest of transparency, I’d like to disclose that I was given press tickets to attend the first two events. I have not been asked to or paid to write this piece. Click here for my full disclosure policy. Go Organic (8-9 Sept, Battersea Park) The lowdown: Tickets were priced around £25, and it would have been worth the money simply to see the impressive headline acts. The Magic Numbers played on Sat, The …

Pignoulet

Review: Domaine du Pignoulet Pilates Retreat | The Ultimate Bonding Experience and Self-Care #ad

**In the interest of transparency, I’d like to state that I was asked to review the Domaine du Pignoulet Pilates Retreat in exchange for this blog post. (I paid for flights and transfers.) If you would like to read my full disclosure policy, you can do so by clicking here.** Pignoulet was a pinch me experience!  When I was invited to review the pilates retreat offered by the owners of Domaine du Pignoulet – a stunning restored farmhouse in the French Pyrenees – I thought I might be dreaming. Thankfully I wasn’t, and it was the most amazing weekend I’ve …