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8 secrets for family holiday savings

*sponsored post Raffles and Sugarpuff have been getting their nag on quite a bit lately because it’s been six whole weeks since they’ve been on a holiday. While I’m thrilled that my tiny travel bugs love visiting new destinations and time on the road, as I’ve mentioned before, they don’t quite understand the logistical nightmare […] Read more…

"wherever you go, go with heart" - confucius

Small world, big dreams: Travelling with kids

A couple of weeks ago Raffles asked, “Mama, do you know what my favourite thing in the world is?” I naturally assumed that the answer involved a guitar playing Ninja Turtle with a super-sized serve of dumplings. But I was wrong. If I’d only phoned a friend I would have discovered the answer was, and […] Read more…

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Tour of duty // travelling with toddlers

Holidays mean time for the family to relax and share new experiences, right? That is unless you’re travelling with toddlers who, if you aren’t prepared, are likely to make the whole experience more like herding cats. Travelling with toddlers does come with its challenges but after many, many attempts we’ve finally gotten it down to […] Read more…

all tied up in knots over our wedding day.

There’s a hole in my bucket list

“Mama, what’s a bucket list?” asked Raffles after hearing someone drop the ubiquitous phrase in conversation. Which is how I found myself introducing Raffles to the concept of a “Bucket List” without sharing its more morbid connotations (something I’m not even remotely equipped to explain away to a four-year old).   To save myself from THAT […] Read more…

World Food Alphabet

I consider myself extremely privileged that in one of my alternative writerly incarnations I receive the occasional kids book to review. I consider myself even more fortunate that I have my very own road-testers when it comes to tomes of the picture variety.  Very rarely does one grab me, or Raffles, as much as the […] Read more…

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