I've had this post sitting in my drafts folder since the beginning of July and it now feels so long ago since we were in Italy that it could almost be last year rather than last month. With twelve of us flying over to Naples and then catching the boat to Capri, the fun started at check-in, and the excitement meant that the boys were wild from the get-go. Despite me perfecting the ability to convey a stern message of 'will you please calm down' through a tilt of the head and an unblinking stare before the flight had even left Manchester, it ended up being both a fun and relaxing holiday. Throw in daily ice creams and a trip to Sorrento to indulge in a bit of handbag shopping, and I'd say it was a very successful week. And we all know that that's no mean feat when travelling with a three and a five year old!Read More
Up until I received this gorgeous VQ Hepburn Mk II DAB radio, I think the main sound of this summer has been the pitter patter of raindrops against the window. I don't think I've ever known our raincoats to get such a good airing in August. Still, we've managed to get out and about even if we were the only ones silly enough to shiver on Llanfairfechan beach last week. My three year old asked, 'Why are we here?', and due to the onset of frostbite, my brain temporarily ceased functioning and try though I might, I actually had no response other than, 'Uh?'. A joyous parenting moment, I think we can all agree.Read More
Two weeks after returning from our stay at Cameron Lodges and we're still sighing about how brilliant it was. I've even been online to check if we can sneak in another visit before the end of the year. And Christmas at Cameron House sounds like the most picture-perfect and magical affair. I have my fingers hovering over the 'book' button.
But before I get ahead of myself, let me tell you all about the three nights we spent in a luxury Cameron Club Lodge on the banks of Loch Lomond.