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Becoming a sailing family – against all odds

Those of you who follow this blog will know that I’m a fan ofΒ all things British. So when the hubby suggested last year that we buy a sailing boat and learn to sail it, I was pretty up for…

A winter getaway to Cape Verde

On Tuesday evening we touched down in the UK following a family holiday on the island of Sal in Cape Verde. Going away at this time of year has become somewhat of a tradition for us, as Mr M’s…

Things to do in Birmingham

10 things to do in Birmingham with kids

If you’re in need ideas for keeping your little ones entertained this October half-term, perhaps you should consider a trip to the second city (if you live here, then lucky you!) There’s something for kids of all ages in…

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Autumn Taste of the Bay at Watergate Bay Hotel

If your summer holiday is already feeling like a distant memory and you’re looking for a breakΒ this autumn, then look no further than Watergate Bay in Cornwall. Last year Mr M treated me to a birthday/pre-baby getaway at Watergate…

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A family day out at Thomas Land, Drayton Manor

My maternity leave fell at a good time since my parents both retired this year which means we get to enjoy family days out again – something that has been hard to come by throughout the majority of my…

Brunch in Dubai and the UAE review

Brunch in Dubai and the UAE

Anybody who knows anything about the UAE knows that they don’t do things by halves. From the world’s tallest building to the most luxurious hotel, the Emiratis pull out all of the stops when it comes to impressing the…

Review: The Club & Spa Birmingham

To celebrate turning the big 30 this year, two of my close friends from school and I decided to treat each other to a spa day rather than buying presents. With my due date looming ever closer, Sal and…