Author Archive: Debbie

Leading by example

Leading by example

I consider myself to be a good mother, always thinking about my three children, making sure they are all happy and healthy. However, I’m not great at looking after myself. I drive the kids to their favourite sporting activities but don’t partake in any sport myself. I send them off to school with tasty and […]

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  15th September 2016   14 comments
After school snacks

After school snacks

With the kids heading back to school this week, we have the dreaded thought of homework and helping the kids to settle down and focus on getting it done. Now, I know that after school activities can often determine the schedule after school but homework must be a priority. I find in our house that […]

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  30th August 2016   No comments
Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Slip away with the family to Sirmione, Lake Garda

Lake Garda is one of northern Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. It also happens to be Italy’s largest freshwater lake. Having spent nearly a week there with my three children (aged 11, 11 and 13), I now understand why so many families flock there every year. It’s beautiful and so easy to get to. Lake Garda […]

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  4th August 2016   No comments
Stream Team Visit London

Stream Team Visit London

Every now and again, an invite arrives in my inbox that I just can’t say no to. One such invitation recently was from Netflix asking if I would like to attend an exclusive event in London to meet other Stream Team bloggers and hear about what new content was coming to Netflix over the next […]

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  24th July 2016   2 comments
A big splash at Aquafan water park

A big splash at Aquafan water park

An hour’s drive from our Halldis base in Marina di Ravenna is the popular water park Aquafan. Just a few miles from the tourist resort Rimini along the Adriatic coast in the province of Emilia-Romagna, Aquafan is one of Europe’s largest water parks and had been highly recommended to us as a great day out for […]

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  23rd July 2016   No comments
Visiting Marina di Ravenna with kids

Visiting Marina di Ravenna with kids

On the east coast of Italy, by the Adriatic sea, in the region of Emila-Romagna, is the seaside resort of Marina di Ravenna. Close to the picturesque town of Ravenna, Marina di Ravenna is a very popular holiday destination for Italians. We noticed that not everyone speaks English which I like as I feel that you’re […]

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  17th July 2016   No comments
The story behind Parmigiano Reggiano

The story behind Parmigiano Reggiano

Never call it Parmesen! This was one of the first things they told us when we arrived at Caseificio San Pier Damiani Parmigiano Reggiano dairy in Parma early one morning to see the cheese being made. In our eyes Parmigiano Reggiano was just something that we sprinkled on our Italian pasta dishes, we were about […]

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  15th July 2016   No comments
Visiting Florence with Kids

Visiting Florence with Kids

I’ve been to Florence once before but this was my first time with my three children. The kids are now a little older (aged, 11, 11 and 12) and I knew that they would be able to appreciate the incredible artwork and architecture that makes Florence an unforgettable city to visit. Getting to Florence I […]

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  11th July 2016   No comments
Enjoying La Dolce Vita in Venice with kids

Enjoying La Dolce Vita in Venice with kids

I have visited Venice before, with James, for my 40th birthday. I truly fell in love with the city and always said that when the kids were old enough to appreciate it, I would take them so when Halldis offered us the chance to review their new family friendly accommodation there, we jumped at the […]

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  10th July 2016   2 comments