Parenting · travel

What To Expect On Holiday In Luxembourg

Here’s a question for you. What springs to mind when you hear “Luxembourg”? You’re drawing a blank aren’t you? Maybe you thought of the Jardin du Luxembourg – in Paris – or perhaps you remembered it has something to do with tax and banking. What didn’t happen is that your eyes misted over and you… Continue reading What To Expect On Holiday In Luxembourg

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My Top 7 Shops In Kenmare, County Kerry

Last month we got to spend a few days in County Kerry, basing ourselves in one of  The Kenmare Bay Hotel’s self-catering lodges.  Most of our stay was spent outdoors exploring nature reserves, hiking, taking boat trips and playing with water whenever the opportunity arose. Having not been in Kenmare since I was a child,… Continue reading My Top 7 Shops In Kenmare, County Kerry

emigrant · Parenting

A Luxury Lodge Stay at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

The wedding is over but normality has not resumed. I mean that in the best possible way.  We are lucky to have been treated to our own little honeymoon in County Kerry, Ireland, as guests of The Kenmare Bay Hotel.  After the busy time we’ve had so far this year – the lice, the hen… Continue reading A Luxury Lodge Stay at The Kenmare Bay Hotel

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Faded Glory at Lionsden Georgian Country House

My sister is getting married. I *may* have mentioned that once or twice here. A couple of weeks ago we held her hen party and I subsequently wrote about what I’ve learned on hosting a hen party. Since all but one of the hen guests are mothers of small children, we decided to go for… Continue reading Faded Glory at Lionsden Georgian Country House

Family Life · holidays

Germany Holidays – The City Of Dresden

This week’s German Holidays post takes us to the former East German city of Dresden. A year ago a family reunion on The Bavarian’s side of the family meant that we got to spend three days in the impressive capital city of the German state of Saxony (Sachsen). This was my first trip to Dresden… Continue reading Germany Holidays – The City Of Dresden

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German Holidays – The Pfalz Wine-Growing Region

This week’s German Holidays destination is the Pfalz wine-growing region in the far west of Germany. It also happens to be where we live. We have taken short breaks here as well as plenty of day trips. The area is a holiday paradise with forests, castles, hiking paths, mountain biking trails and vineyards everywhere. Add… Continue reading German Holidays – The Pfalz Wine-Growing Region