Last weekend I fulfilled a little dream from my Bucket list when Mr Smith and I (and a sneaky 5 month old) enjoyed Christmas Markets galore in Hamburg. I don’t think I will ever forget the jovial feeling and magical scenes I witnessed, walking beneath the reams of twinkling lights that lined the streets of this fabulous city. As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg is a fab place for kids and… View Post

This my last and final post relating to our holiday in Italy – save the best til last right? Its basically very few words but lots of snaps about the day we spent in Venice, a tick off the bucket list, my new fave city and definitely somewhere I completely and instantly loved! I wish we could have ridden a gondola but 80euro isn’t justifiable at this stage of life… View Post

I felt visiting such a beautiful  country with its famous gastronomic tradition (and being a food lover) it was only right that I gave “what we ate” its own tasty little post! I have missed the delicious fresh foods of Italy and I think for Ethan and Megs, aside from swimming everyday the extensive flow of fresh pasta, pizza , olives and ice cream really was the highlight of their holiday… View Post

2 weeks ago we were sat by the pool watching this kids going up and down, round and round , laughing and splashing, and I noticed that for once in a very long time we didn’t have a care in the world – we well and truly were in holiday mode and felt so far away and disconnected from anything in our normal, average and (at times) very difficult life.… View Post