Birthday magic at Disneyland Paris

After finding a great last minute deal, we decided to take Ruby to Disneyland, Paris to celebrate her second birthday. I had recently found out I was pregnant with our second child so it seemed like a great time to go before the new baby arrived.

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DIY Gran Canaria trip with a Toddler

One of the last trips we took as a family of 3 was to Gran Canaria, a place we had never been to before but was recommended to us for the climate and child friendly beaches.

Rather than book an all inclusive, we decided to book a DIY trip, with Ruby being only 2, we felt she would not eat/drink enough to warrant the all inclusive price.

What we booked…

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Center Parcs – Elveden v Longleat

Center Parcs is our go to place for a short break. Since having Ruby, we have been to both Elveden and Longleat and stayed in a variety of different accommodation types. We are lucky enough to be able to go outside of school holidays – I did have a look for a long weekend in the summer holidays but I could not believe the difference in price. I’m certainly not looking forward to the day we have to pay those prices!

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Flying with toddlers

I have always loved flying. There is just something about airports that I find fascinating; there are hundreds of people in one place making their way to destinations over the world. I used to pack my bag the night before, get to the airport and breeze through check in, hit the shops and have a bite to eat then board the plane without thinking twice about anything.

Not anymore! For the majority of the time, I now have a small two legged creature who travels with me too and my love for airports is slightly less than it was before.

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