Milan – Historic, Stylish & Home of Lambretta

Milan, Italy
Casa Lambretta, Milan (July 2012)

While on a family trip in the UK in July 2012, hubby and I decided at short notice to take a brief side trip without the children to Milan, Italy. It was the first time we’d done a trip without the kids (then aged 8 and 4), so we felt a little guilty. We need not have worried, it was only for 3 nights – the children stayed with their grandparents and cousins in England and had a fantastic time. Continue reading “Milan – Historic, Stylish & Home of Lambretta”

Top 10 places to visit in Dorset, England

Corfe Castle, Dorset, England (Dec 2013)

For those who don’t know, Dorset is a county of South West England. I have spent so much time there I consider this part of the world as my second home. Having family there, when I was growing up, we used to visit frequently (every couple of years) and my English born dad used to drag, I mean, drive, me and my sister around Dorset to show us all the local sights and landmarks that he used to roam around in his youth. Now as a parent and married to another Dorset native, I do the same with our kids.

These are my top ten favourite places to visit in Dorset. Continue reading “Top 10 places to visit in Dorset, England”

New Year’s Eve in Naples

Naples, Italy (Dec 2015/Jan 2016)
Mount Vesuvius from Naples, Italy (Jan 2016)

In December 2015, hubby and I took a short 5 day trip to Naples for NYE, leaving the children in England with my parents-in-law.

First up, and I can’t emphasise this enough – wherever you intend to spend NYE do your research and make a booking for the evening! We found ourselves in Naples looking for somewhere to eat dinner and every – I mean every- restaurant was either fully booked or had set menus at extortionate prices. We ended up buying a packet of crisps and cheap beer from a food van on the waterfront and heading back to our hotel room for the night, which was a little disappointing.

Righto, here’s my advice on Naples: Continue reading “New Year’s Eve in Naples”