Inline Skating: Fun for the Entire Family!

Inline Skating: Fun for the Entire Family!

Inline skating, or “rollerblading,” as the Swiss also call it, became hugely popular in Switzerland about 15 years ago. I’m not sure about the rest of the world, but at least in the U.K. and Australia this sport seems to be far less popular than over here. I remember my Aussie mates giggling about the…

Family Fun in Positano

Family Fun in Positano

Our family holiday in Positano was absolutely amazing. My girlfriend is an expert on where to stay, play, and eat in Positano, so we followed her advice and had an amazing vacation with memories to last a lifetime. I highly recommend the Residence Alcione Positano (Room Serena 1) as the best place to stay with…

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Popsicles to Beat the Summer Heat

Picky eating is an all-too common stumbling block in the parenting journey. After he turned two, my toddler went from eating everything that was laid on out on a plate before him to refusing to eat anything green. I resorted to disguising his greens by creatively combining them with his favorite potatoes, lentils and meat.…

Crafty Kids: Summer Activities Notebook

Summer Activities Notebook

We’re making an activities notebook, just in time for the summer. It could be used as a holiday diary, a herbarium, for sketches or as a photo album, to name just a few of the possibilities. Materials: For an A4 format you will need: A4 paper (with different colors and patterns – see photo) A4…

Ready, Steady, Go! Three Fun Summer Cocktails To Quench Thirst and Delight

Ready, Steady, Go! Three Fun Summer Cocktails

Three Fun Summer Cocktails To Quench Thirst and Delight It’s that fabulously hot time of year again – time to put up those hard-working feet, settle in with a long, refreshing drink, and bask in the art of doing very little. Go on, you know you’ve earned it! But while cocktails are always fun, sometimes…

A Long Weekend in Burgundy

A Long Weekend in Burgundy

When you think of the Burgundy region of France, you probably think of wine, fine dining, maybe escargots, and biking through vineyards – none of which are especially kid friendly. However, last summer we found a great last-minute travel special for a gorgeous chateau in the region, so we set off with our two little…

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Double the Fun

I love the latest phase of the girls’ development. They’ve become a lot more talkative and I can now enjoy entertaining conversations with them. In fact, we had an interesting conversation the other day over dinner: Giggles: Mommy, I love you really big because you are big. Me: And how big is that? Giggles: Like…

Summertime Fun - Secret Ingredients?

Summertime Fun – Secret Ingredients?

Isn’t it fun when you can have summer in winter?  I remember the joys, as a student, of getting extended Christmas holidays so that it’d be worth visiting my parents who lived in Lima, Peru at the time, and I’d spend three weeks lying on beaches, diving into pools, sipping Pisco Sours, speaking Spanish, and…

Roman Footsteps in Switzerland

Roman Footsteps in Switzerland

Visiting Augusta Raurica in Augst, Basel-Land When you think of Switzerland today you might think of the cheeses and chocolates, knives and watch-making, banking, insurances and pharmaceuticals for which the Swiss are world renowned. If you travel in rural Switzerland you might see cows wearing magnificent bells grazing on alpine hills on the foot snowy…

La Leche League: The Surprising Side of Breastfeeding

The Surprising Side of Breastfeeding

Having a baby is full of surprises. Who knew just how much you would love your baby? Just how tired you could be? How difficult it would be to complete simple tasks with a new baby? (Getting dressed in the morning – tricky. Getting dressed, making the bed and clearing up – difficult. All the…