• Our Quantum of the Seas Asia cruise

    Tweet Apologies for the short break  – The Mum Blog has been having a little makeover to make it slightly more sophisticated *cough*. I hope you like it 😉 So, I’ve told you about…

    September 28, 2015
  • Fab footwear for back to school

    Tweet When No 1 Son and I were in Shanghai we spent A LOT of time walking because it’s really the best way of seeing everything and immersing yourself in the culture and atmosphere when…

    September 1, 2015
  • Win fantastic family movies on DVD

    Tweet We are HUGE film buffs in our house – in fact I think part of the reason No 1 Son and I were awake for 12 hours on our flights to and from…

    August 28, 2015
  • Hanging out in Fukuoka Japan

    Tweet The second port of call on our Asia cruise was Fukuoka (which to No 1 Son’s annoyance I kept mispronouncing). After our trip to Nagasaki we were in the mood for experiencing as…

    August 26, 2015
  • Visiting Nagasaki

    Tweet The first port of call on our cruise on Quantum of the Seas from Shanghai was Nagasaki, Japan, and we were there on August 10 – the day after the 70th anniversary of…

    August 25, 2015
  • Exploring Shanghai China

    Tweet After our supremely comfortable Virgin Atlantic flights to Shanghai both No 1 Son and I were WIDE AWAKE and fuelled by nonstop food, drinks and movies; we hadn’t slept at all, and arriving…

    August 24, 2015
  • Afternoon tea at The Savoy review

    Tweet It’s probably no surprise that I’m a big fan of afternoon teas – not just because of the cakey buns *cough* but because I think it’s a brilliant idea for a special occasion if you’re…

    August 4, 2015
  • Eating out in Montreal

    Tweet       Maybe I shouldn’t mention the doughnuts. Anyone who has ever been to Canada knows that doughnut chain Tim Hortons serves the lightest, fluffiest doughnuts (donuts) in the world; I mean they just…

    July 17, 2015
  • Exploring Montreal

    Tweet So, I spent the weekend exploring Montreal, Canada, which isn’t as mad as it sounds, because it’s only around five hours to fly there and six hours back, and the time difference is…

    July 16, 2015
  • The One with the BIG family travel adventure

    Tweet As my friends will tell you, I’m TERRIBLE at keeping secrets (unless it’s something very serious, of course) so for the past few weeks I’ve been sitting on my hands in case I…

    June 23, 2015