Tag Archives: holidays with children

Why I’m glad I enjoyed childhood before technology

“When I was your age, I was playing soldiers in the forest,” DH glumly told our sons. They were lying sprawled on the sofa, the glow of their screens casting an eerie shadow over their faces. “Come on – off … Continue reading

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How to cause a big scene in Bahrain

“Where’s Matty gone?” I turned around at the sound of Son1’s voice, a notch smaller than usual, and sure enough his brother was gone. It all happened in an instant. We’d spent a magnificent day exploring Manama – a cosmopolitan … Continue reading

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Family vacations: Are you having fun yet?

Many of us are travelling with a shouty entourage this summer and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll know there’s an initiation parents must go through before you can honestly say family holidays no longer leave you feeling winded. Here’s … Continue reading

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11 things no child says on holiday, EVER

“These swimming goggles are a perfect fit.” “I’ll just stand still while you apply the sun cream.” “Let’s not bother Mum right now, she’s reading.” “Just one ice-cream a day is fine, thank you!” “Can’t we just squeeze in one … Continue reading

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