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When preparing for a family holiday abroad, especially with children, it’s really easy to forget about yourself. I have had lists going for months for John and Erin as well as bags full of new things covering my bedroom. For me though, I ended up with 2 new pairs of shorts the week before our holiday and not much else. Although I luckily haven’t needed too much one thing that desperately needed replacing was my swimsuit. The swimsuit I was using, ever single week for Erin’s swimming lessons, was one I’d had since 2013. I remember buying it in the

How To Pack For A Family Holiday Abroad

I don’t know about you but when it comes to sorting out a family holiday, I’m the one that does most things. This is a bit of me being a bit of a control freak and a bit of fear of us forgetting something important. On our last holiday to Center Parcs, I managed to forget clothes for myself because I was so stressed. The clothes I forgot to take were sat in a pile upstairs in our bedroom, ticked off the list but not in the case. I had to squeeze into a couple of my sister’s jumpers all

Erin’s Holiday Wardrobe Haul

At this age, small children don’t really go from one summer to the next still being able to wear the same clothes. Erin is so different now compared to a year ago so I knew that I would have to buy her quite a lot of new clothes for our holiday to Majorca. Travelling Outfits As this is our first family holiday abroad, it’s also the first time that Erin will have been on a plane. The flight is only 2.5 hours long but for a toddler, this can be a very long time. With the help of intu Chapelfield

Our First Family Holiday Abroad

It feels like this day has been a very long time coming. This morning John, Erin and I are flying to Palma ready for our first family holiday abroad to Puerto Pollensa, Majorca. I remember booking this holiday way back in March 2017 so we’ve actually had over a year to wait for it to happen. I like booking holidays head whenever I can because it’s good to be able to spread the cost if you need to. We went on holiday last year to Center Parcs in October but I have been dreaming of sun, a pool and the beach

Summer Destinations For Families

We are on countdown now to our first family holiday in only a few days time. However, before we decided on a final destination we had so many different choices of where we could go and it took quite a long time to decide. With summer just around the corner (hopefully) I thought it would be a good idea to write about some of the places we considered. Benidorm I actually went to Benidorm way back when I was 18 and as cheesy as the TV show makes it seem, I loved it! Although I went in March it made

Travel Essentials For The Whole Family

In just a few days we will be going on our first family holiday abroad and I am so excited it’s unreal. Going abroad seems to be a much bigger operation that staying somewhere in the UK because there’s a lot more than you need to take with you. I do the packing in our house just so I can have the peace of mind of knowing we have everything we need. I like to make lists and John would pack last minute if he had his way so it works out well for us. To help others in a

Preparing A Toddler For Their First Flight

In a few days John, Erin and I will be heading off to Majorca on our first family holiday abroad. I have flown plenty of times before and so has John but this is something completely new for Erin and she has no idea what to expect. Although we are only going on a 2.5 hour flight Erin might get worried or scared as soon as she sees the plane. At the moment she’s quite excited but you can never really be sure how a toddler will react to something. I thought it would be a good idea to put

Swimming Safely With SwimFin

When we first started taking Erin to swimming lessons she hated them. When I say hated I really mean it. Erin was a preemie and really felt the cold. At 12 weeks old she was still super small and her first lessons was horrendous. Luckily, we stuck with it and now Erin loves swimming and being in the water. She never wants her swimming lessons to end and often wants to spend a bit of time in the bigger pool afterwards. With our upcoming holiday to Majorca we were thrilled at the chance to try Erin with a SwimFin. If, like