Christmas Day Away
People think we are mad taking a young child away on holiday over the Christmas period. What about visiting family on Christmas day, Santa, Christmas dinner. Eastenders Christmas day special, they ask?
The aim of this blog post, is to show anyone considering having Christmas away from home, that it isn’t the end of the world for family back home. Santa can still pay a visit, everywhere we’ve been served food, and there’s always BBC iPlayer to catch up on ‘Who done it?’ .
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While spending Christmas 2017 in Quarteira Portugal we took a day away from the beach to visit Loulé . I read about Loulé while researching things to do in Portugal, it came highly recommended therefore, we decided to give it a go!
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Our visit to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum wasn’t planned. However, we were due to meet up with friends who live in Boston, and between us we had three kids under the age of five to entertain. We woke up to ankle deep snow, therefore our outdoor plans were quickly cancelled. We did a google search of what was available in the area, and the museum seemed like the best bet..
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Coney Island probably isn’t one of the first places on your list of things to do when you visit New York. However, we wanted a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and somewhere that Megan would enjoy, so we decided on a day trip.
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During our trip around Thailand, we needed to get from Krabi to Hua Hin. One option available was to fly to Bangkok, then make our way back down to Hua Hin, but where is the fun in that! We were on a family adventure, and the thought of the overnight train was an experience we didn’t want to miss. I can’t recall how much this cost us in total, but it was definitely cheaper than flying.
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For this week’s Super Sunday we went to the North Down Museum and Walled Garden.
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As soon as I booked our flights to New York I got straight down to the important bit … finding some sports to watch in the one and only, Madison Square Garden. First thing I found was ice hockey, but as I work in a bank and don’t own one, that was out of the question!
My persistence paid off and I struck gold when I found some tickets for a family night out, to watch the New York Knicks. Tickets were not cheap, but we’re talking the Knicks in MSG – so in a couple of clicks, they were mine!
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This week’s Super Sunday happened to coincide with one of the European Heritage Open Days. During these days hundreds of properties open their doors, with many being free of charge for admission. One of the heritage sites, Grey Point Fort is right on our doorstep, although we had never been, so what better opportunity to pay a visit!
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We went to Thailand in December 2015, when Megan was roughly 2.5 years old. In this post I share some of our hints and tips when it comes to planning such a trip.
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For this week’s Super Sunday we decided to visit Ballycopeland Windmill, Northern Ireland’s last surviving Tower Mill. Although I have driven past this windmill hundreds, if not thousands of times I have never stopped. So, time for a change….
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