Travel | Paris in the autumn…

I’ve only visited Paris once, during a hot sunny August with the kids.  It was magical, memorable and amazing. So when Nespresso asked me if I’d like to pop along to an event in Paris, I of course yelled yes! The event started at midday in the Batalcan area of Paris, so as my flight

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Travel | Learning to throw a pot, at Wallakra in Sweden…

One of our family highlights during our trip to Skåne region of Sweden, was to try our hand of pottery throwing. The ceramic factory in Wallåkra, was founded in 1864, producing dark brown, salt glazed pottery after more than 150 years of practice. The small Wallåkra Stenkärlsfabrik (stone factory) is a bit like a living industrial

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Travel | Wild Swimming in Skane…

Not far from the little cabin we were staying in, was the beautiful beach of Vejbystrand.  A few minutes ride on our hire bikes and we were standing on a deserted sandy beach, with shallow pale green water. Skälderviken bay, part of the North Sea / Norwegian Sea should, in theory, be freezing cold, but

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Travel | Hotel Duxiana, Malmo, Sweden…

Arriving in Malmo again, I couldn’t have been happier. I have fond memories of exploring this City last year with the Visit Sweden gang, so it felt great to have the opportunity to bring the family here. We were kindly offered a night stay at the beautiful Hotel Duxiana, a short walk from the central

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Travel | Lake Garda, with Eurocamp…

Italy has always been on my bucket list as a family holiday destination. So when Eurocamp asked us if we’d like to stay somewhere this summer, I had no hesitation and picked Italy.  With a variety of sites in the country, it was difficult to choose somewhere that had it all for us.  Pool, swimming, adventure and culture.  With the help from the Eurocamp team we decided on Bella Italia site, on the banks of Lake Garda.

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Travel | Peggy Guggenheim, Venice

One of the highlights from our short trip to Venice, was visiting the Peggy Guggenheim museum.  That morning we had arrived early, after being up since 5.30am to beat the heat and the crowds.  So by 10am, we were desperate to get into the garden and see the art.

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Travel | Venice, Italy…

Venice has always been on my list of places to visit. That romantic notion of boat rides at sunset, seafood pasta beside a pretty bridge over looking the river.  I wanted to experience it all, taste, smell, photograph everything. But what I hadn’t expected was to feel so very underwhelmed by the pantomime of it all.

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