This is a collaborative post.  No short break is more exciting for a child than a visit to Disneyland® Paris. And yet, a new concept threatens to make a visit to that most magical destination even better. The combined brainchild of Disney and Center Parcs, each brings a unique expertise in exploration and entertainment. The result is five totally immersive worlds, combining to create the perfect holiday. What is Villages Nature® Paris? Located just 6km from Disneyland® Paris and 32km from Paris itself, Villages Nature® Paris is a holiday resort with a difference. It is environmentally friendly and aims for zero carbon and…

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The uniform tick, tock of the clock. Time passes, never changing. And yet, somehow, it has warped. Whizzing by at the peak of the vortex, dragging slowly on the outer edge. A distorted perception, an unexpected reality. Time drags A mums sits on the bed, listening to her husband snoring. Exhausted. Willing the baby girl at her breast to go to sleep. To let her get some rest. Hours seem to pass in a sleepy haze. She moves the baby so gently but alas, she is awake again. Crying. Only comforted by her mum. And so the cycle goes on.…

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This week has been rather a non-event. Actually, a non-event would have been preferable. Saturday was spent doing my tax return, finishing at around 1am on Sunday morning. By then, I was feeling like I was getting a cold. Things went rapidly downhill from there, and the achievement of the week has been keeping the children alive despite feeling like death myself. The pantomime Every year, we go to the fabulous Malvern Theatres pantomime. This year, our tickets were booked for New Year’s Eve. Despite starting to feel a bit rubbish, there was no way I was going to miss…

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Blogging has taken a bit of a back seat over Christmas. The girls are off school for the best part of a month and I’ve had loads of work to do. So, I thought I’d mark the start of the New Year with a post about the 18 things I want from 2018. It’s sometimes helpful to write things down to gain a bit of perspective. Hopefully I’ll look back at this in the Summer and feel like I’m getting on okay. 1. Rest Every Christmas, I work up to the wire. I generally manage to enjoy Christmas day with…

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There’s always that one person at Christmas isn’t there? For me, it’s my dad. It’s not that he’s ungrateful for the presents we buy him, he’s just honest. No, he doesn’t want anything. He doesn’t need anything. He has everything. So, we guess and buy him something we think he’ll like. He doesn’t. And he’s honest about it. So, we resort to buying him alcohol. Not ideal, but at least he’ll drink it. Introducing Jord Wood Watches For once, this Christmas was different. My dad has always loved things made of wood. He is quite skilled at woodworking himself, so…

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