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What Can I Expect When Flying with a Baby?

This is probably the most common question I googled prior to our family holiday this year; ‘What can I expect when flying with a baby?’ I had no idea. I didn’t know if it would be a hassle manoeuvring my way through the airport, I didn’t know if the baby would sleep or scream, I didn’t know how the other passengers would react and so on.  Continue reading “What Can I Expect When Flying with a Baby?”

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What To Do With Pets When You Go On Holiday

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Going on holiday is a fun, exciting time. However, if you are a pet owner, it can also be a little bit stressful. You need to organise what you are going to do with your pets while you are on holiday well in advance of leaving for your holiday. You all love your pets, as I do and I know how tough it can be to leave them behind. Here are a few options of what you can do with your pets when you go on holiday.

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A Winter Escape To Australia: What To Pack

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The winter chill is really beginning to set in now, and alas, it doesn’t look it’s going to go away anytime soon. However, just because old England is living in freezing conditions, that doesn’t that mean we all have to suffer! Instead of waiting until summer rolls around before we take out holiday, why not plan a trip to the land down under and get us some sun? It’s summertime in Australia right now! Below, we take a look at a few packing tips that’ll have you looking and feeling good on your travels so you can begin to plan your winter escape.

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Our New Year Trip To Exmoor

We decided to escape the parties and fireworks this New Year mainly due to our elderly dog who is no longer able to cope with the noises, which gave us the perfect opportunity to retreat to the Exmoor countryside with the family and enjoy some quality time before the rat race of work and routine had to begin again.

After hunting around on the internet I was over the moon when hubby found a little cottage in an idyllic setting which allowed dogs (and because my sister forgot to find somebody to look after her pet, we also took a hamster!) After a three-hour drive I was very happy to see this as we pulled up.

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