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  • Corsica – The Perfect Family Holiday?

    Beach at Calvi Corsica

    Why have I never been to Corsica before? I mean, it was always ‘on my list’ but never quite at the top. And now it’s up there with my favourites.. It took (yet another) last minute holiday booking experience (read: this was the only holiday we found that ticked all our boxes…the main ones being […]

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  • Summer Reading…

    Summer Reading

    Following on from my blog post about book clubs, I thought I’d share some book recommendations for your summer reading. Because we all now that now that school’s out and summer’s here we all have acres more time to read, right?! What makes for great summer reading? Well, that’s about as good a question as […]

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  • Crazy Days of Summer

    Crazy days of Summer

    Ah, the triumph of hope over experience. Every year I think it will be different, every year it’s the same. It’s the last few weeks of the school year.  When time goes on warp speed and EVERYTHING gets crammed into these last precious days. Right now I can’t keep track of what’s going on, who […]

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  • Florence with Kids – Travel Tips

    Florence Making Here Home Expat Travel

    Florence. Capital of Tuscany, cradle of the Renaissance, ‘City of Art’. It’s romantic, it’s beautiful and it’s brimming with culture. But Florence with kids? Absolutely! Florence with Kids Florence is an easy city to walk around and there are tons of places to eat which is great when you have children who are constantly hungry! Like […]

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  • S’Lovely Slovenia

    Image of Lake Bled island

    Slovenia was another last-minute holiday for us and it couldn’t have worked out better if I had planned it! The kids had two weeks off over Easter (seriously it feels like they are always on holiday…) and we wanted to make the most of it. But we just didn’t get our act together and suddenly school had […]

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  • Lake Como with Kids – Top 5 Travel Tips

    Lake Como, Italy, Travel with kids

    We drove up to Lake Como from Florence, arriving mid-afternoon. By that evening, my husband had decided he wanted to live there. Now we have been to many beautiful places, but none have elicited quite so strong a reaction – not sure though whether the greyer he goes, the more he’s wondering, ‘What would Clooney do?’ And although […]