5 Things to do With Kids in Tokyo


Japan is fantastic place to visit with kids as is safe, clean and packed full of all the mod cons. Its capital, Tokyo, is a fantastic city to explore with the kids as it has a brilliant pop culture and plenty of things to occupy even the fussiest of small people. Did you know that you could stay in a hotel with a life-sized bust of Godzilla looks out over the city from the eighth floor, or opt for something central like the Tokyo Prince Hotel which is close to Kidzania and the Tokyo Tower. Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo Disneyland is made up… Continue Reading “5 Things to do With Kids in Tokyo”

Nativity! The Musical, Mayflower Theatre – Review


I there is one film, or series of films, that gets the kids in the Christmas spirit, it is Nativity! There are now four films in the franchise, but it is the first one that Nativity! The Musical is based on and when we found out it was heading to The Mayflower in Southampton, I knew I had to book tickets. With our Christmas jumpers on, we took to our seats and waited for the show to start. From the programme, Eliza was worried that Mr Poppy didn’t look like Mr Poppy in the film, but once the show started… Continue Reading “Nativity! The Musical, Mayflower Theatre – Review”

9 absolute essentials for travelling with children


Family holiday packing lists are easy to find online and can give parents some reassurance that they’ve packed everything that they need when travelling with children. However, you’ll find that some packing lists can run to hundreds of items, which can actually add to any anxiety around packing for a family holiday, rather than make life easier. Do you really need to pack a thermometer, nail clippers and talcum powder? What if you pack everything but the kitchen sink, and then somehow omit to pack your passport because it’s not on the online packing list you’re going off? To help… Continue Reading “9 absolute essentials for travelling with children”

5 Fabulous Christmas Days Out in Hampshire


It is just a month until the big day and the thoughts in our house have turned to Christmas days out with the kids. Finding things to do that will please all ages can be tricky, but here are 5 of our favourites things to do in Hampshire: Winchester Science Centre A science centre at Christmas? Last year we headed to Winchester Science Centre to experience their Christmas activities and the kids really enjoyed the live science show with a Christmas twist. This year they have announced a brand-new Christmas partnership with the creators of The World of Dinosaur Roar! with a… Continue Reading “5 Fabulous Christmas Days Out in Hampshire”

South Coast Classic Tour: Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Sebby Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

We toyed with the idea of hiring a car during our visit to Iceland, but decided instead to take arranged coach tours to some of the sights we wanted to see. We actually used two companies and our first excursion was with Reykjavik Sightseeing, on their South Coast Classic Tour. We were collected at our nearest bus stop to our apartments and taken to the main bus station, where we picked up our coach and met our tour guide, Alex. It was raining when we left Reykjavik and I have to admit that we didn’t get much of a view… Continue Reading “South Coast Classic Tour: Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach”

Les Misérables on tour: The Mayflower Theatre – Review


My husband LOVES the musical Les Misérables and back in September 2018 I finally gave in and went to see the musical in the West End. It was one of the best theatre experiences I have ever had, so when we found out it was heading to our local theatre, The Mayflower in Southampton, we booked tickets straight away. As we approached the theatre, we were excited to see that it was lit up in the colours of le Tricolore, which really set the scene for what was to come. My husband managed to secure tickets in the very front… Continue Reading “Les Misérables on tour: The Mayflower Theatre – Review”

City Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik – Review


I often see the vibrant red buses of City Sightseeing in our own home town of Bournemouth, but until now we have never been on one. On our first full day in Reykjavik, Iceland, we decided to hop on one their local bus for a tour of the beautiful city. The Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour starts at the Harpa Concert Hall, situated next to the Old Harbour and is just a 10 minute walk from where we stayed, so we took advantage of the good weather and wandered along the harbour front, drinking in all the fantastic views. We all… Continue Reading “City Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik – Review”