Best laid plans…

I’ve never really been a planner. Before having the children, holidays tended to be a last minute affair. If I’m honest, work often went the same way. I have been known to wander off to America, New Zealand and Australia on my own at the last minute. There was also the occasion when a friend and I booked a trip to Venezuela against all advice. We’d had a bottle of wine, we didn’t care. Both of those trips were amazing and I wouldn’t change them for the world. Let’s face it, how many people will be able to tell their…

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How do organised people tackle theme parks?

We are lucky enough to have annual passes for the amazing Drayton Manor theme park. We all absolutely love it there, so we jumped at the ┬áchance to join some friends there today to celebrate their little girl’s birthday. As always, we had a fabulous day. This good, in fact.   The problem was — and always is — that I’m just as rubbish at theme parks as I am at life in general. When we arrived, I took ages putting sun cream on the girls because I wasn’t organised enough to do it in advance. Our friends then went…

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