When holidays go wrong

It’s a busy year for us, and this year we can’t follow our usual agenda and take a holiday break in September because holidaying with a newborn would be a terrible terrible idea. We really should have planned something earlier in the year, but it fell by the wayside...

A Day Trip to Gozo, Malta

No visit to Malta is complete without a trip to Gozo, the smaller island just northwards of Malta. In particular, to the Azure Window. This was the destination for our second road trip of the holiday. It’s not a long journey, which was just as well given that it...

Driving in Malta

We heard mixed reports about driving in Malta. Most people simply said DON’T. Some articles online claimed it was fine, but a closer look often revealed that they’d been chauffeured around by a local. Which really isn’t the same experience as having to go out yourself and negotiate a car...

This, is Ile de Ré

I’m hurtling along on a rickety bike, out in the peaceful open countryside. Coasting easily through flat fields, the grass gently waving in a fresh breeze that takes the worst of the heat out of the sun. Airplanes trail a criss-cross pattern across clear blue skies. Air rushes past as we climb...

Lost in Suances

Suances is a little town just on the outskirts of Santander.  A convenient spot to spend a last night before the trek to Santander Airport. It was a last minute choice for us, based on what was accommodation was available on short notice. Literally booked the morning we departed...