Nice weather for ducks

One of the nicest things about living in our own place is that we’re not subjected to the in-laws strange ideas about child rearing (like children must never play in water because it will make them deathly ill). We’re right at the start of the rainy season...

The American dream: five reasons to move stateside

In the first decade of the 21st century, more than 3.5 million British national left the UK, the majority of them under the age of 44. Now as then, the USA continues to be an attractive spot alongside other countries where English is the official language – but what...

Onwards and Upwards

I’m so sorry for the unannounced blog hiatus but trust me when I say it was necessary! November has turned out to be a pretty crazy month but I guess I knew it would be. My mum came out to visit a few days after Maya’s birthday, was here for three weeks...

Holidaying Abroad with the Kids: Top Tips & Advice

Holidaying with the children is something that most parents look forward to, but the thought is always going to be tinged with a little dread as you think about how to deal with the flight and the inevitable tantrums and strops that could surface. Expecting kids to...