Summer Holidays And Those Long Car Journeys

Our little boy now 4 has always liked his trains especially of the steam variety. So when we heard that the Mallard would be travelling from London Kings Cross to York my husband took a close look at the map and early one weekend morning we were on our way to Welwyn Garden City to… Read full story

New Website for Stylish Family Friendly Resorts Launches

A new website and booking service for family friendly hotels has recently been launched by the creators of Mr & Mrs Smith. www.smithandfamily.co.uk aims to bring together a collection of stylish hotels and resorts which are not only child friendly but friendly for all the family. Packed with local information, facilities and activities the collection… Read full story

Travel & Leisure: A Weekend Break At Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire

We recently decided on a luxury weekend away. The criteria were within an hour’s drive of London and child friendly. It did not take long to find Coworth Park in Ascot, Berkshire part of the Dorchester Collection. I booked on the telephone which I find easier now especially travelling as a family. About a week… Read full story

Valentino Exhibition: Master of Couture – Glamour & Genius

A couple of weekends ago my husband decided to take our train obsessed little boy and his father to a model railway exhibition. I politely declined and took myself off for some of that very rare ‘me time.’ What could I possibly go and do? The choice was endless. In the end I decided to… Read full story

Visiting Father Christmas – A Particular Kind of Magic

Yesterday in the pouring rain we made our way to see Father Christmas. An appointment we made a little time ago. Whether you agree with the ‘commercialism’ around Christmas or not there is nothing quite as spectacular as Harrods at Christmas. The world famous building in Knightsbridge covered in fairy lights with beautifully designed window… Read full story