So, this weekend is our weekend to catch up on all the things we should have done…. and there is one important thing outstanding that we really need to complete…. Our vaccinations for Africa. So, rather that than housework this morning, we took a train to London to get our final shots! Phew!! We needed … Read more Black Cabs of London – Tales of the Unexpected
Recently, the children and I were coming up with suggestions for days out. One thing that J mentioned – which has actually been on our bucket list for a while – was lunch in Paris (a picnic at the Eiffel Tower to be precise!) so I looked into it. Sadly, the cost of the Eurostar … Read more Boulogne Sur Mer
There are many things I like about blogging. I like reviewing our adventures, sharing them and (perhaps!) inspiring someone else to have their own adventure… but what I like most is that it’s a nice, neat, compact diary for my children to read (if they choose to!) when they are older. It keeps our thoughts, … Read more Decluttering
The Caledonian Sleeper train will forever hold a special place in my heart. It was the very first adventure I took J and G on. Even before we completed Penzance to Thurso, we had travelled on the sleeper train. It was for J’s 4th birthday. He didn’t want a party. He didn’t get parties. He … Read more A little luxury in Fort William
My name is A and I’m 11 years old. I’m home educated so when mum made me write about a dream trip to London, I assumed it was just another exercise… I never imagined it would really happen. But she told me that someone was willing to help us have a dream weekend. I was soo excited. … Read more Sweets, treats and very sore feet! – London May ’17
It’s hard not to be affected by the recent events in Manchester… There have, of course, been many, many terrorists attacks before – Manchester itself was devastated by an IRA bomb in 1996. But this feels different. To actively – and so blatantly – target young girls is a new, depressing low. One that has got to me … Read more 5 ways you can make a difference
We’ve had a manic week or so here. Between J’s birthday and G’s first bushcraft camp out… … We’ve been busy and our normal routine has been sidelined. I know that sounds odd, given we take some crazy adventures, but when he’s not travelling J needs some structure to his week and last week it … Read more Getting back to nature.
I read an article today. It’s here if you want to read it…. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/family-holidays/why-you-should-never-take-children-on-foreign-holidays/ It’s an article I utterly disagree with and I’ve gotten in touch with the author to write a ‘follow up’ which I will certainly do if I hear back from her. Firstly, there is absolutely NO science in this ‘research’. This … Read more Why we have a bucket list… and why you should too!
Today – 9 years ago – life at TPK changed forever. J was born two weeks before his due date… I gave up work on the Friday afternoon, expecting two weeks of preparation, only for him to be born on the Saturday morning. I should’ve known he’d be trouble!!!! And – while he was ready to be … Read more Lands End to John O’Groats…. How I learned to love Autism… and why we travel.
New York…. We’ve been here before – several times, but it’s a city that just never, ever gets old. Our visit this time is largely because G wanted to see the Statue of Liberty… She knows she’s been here before – she’s seen the pictures (We started and ended our cross country tour of America and … Read more New York, New York, USA