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Book Review: The Montessori Toddler

Book Review: The Montessori Toddler

Verging away from our usual travel stories, for something different: a book review of The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies. I bought this book recently because I've been 'Montessori Curious' and wanted to learn more about the principles of this approach and how we...

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Wheatbelt Rocks (granite lumps, not grungy music)

Wheatbelt Rocks (granite lumps, not grungy music)

The Wheatbelt has a few big-name locations - think Wave Rock and the Pinnacles. And they are both awesome spots to visit. But there are also many other amazing rock formations to explore...some that are perhaps even more impressive. Wheatbelt springtime rock tour...

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White Gum Farm Caravan Park – Review

White Gum Farm Caravan Park – Review

If you're looking for a great weekender from Perth (or in our case, Northam), White Gum Farm just outside of the Wheatbelt heritage mecca of York ticks a lot of boxes for families and couples alike. You could describe White Gum Farm as nature-based camping with all...

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Baby-Led Weaning on Holidays

Baby-Led Weaning on Holidays

When we planned a six-week holiday in England, one thing I was nervous about was feeding our baby, Gemma. She was six and a half months when we left and we had started baby-led weaning about a fortnight before we left home. I was nervous about how we'd go with...

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Planning and packing for a long trip with a baby

Planning and packing for a long trip with a baby

We are just finishing up six weeks in England with our six-month-old baby and I've learnt a lot about what we really needed and what made life easier. Read on for my thoughts on... planning and packing for a long trip with a baby. Before covering things you'll need, I...

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Off the tourist trail: Wetherby

Off the tourist trail: Wetherby

  Keen to visit some areas further north than we've checked out on previous trips to England, we needed to find a place to stay as our family are all located further south.   With most of our trip seeing us based in larger towns and cities, I wanted to find...

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Lincoln Day Trip (with a pram)

Lincoln Day Trip (with a pram)

At the heart of Lincolnshire, you'll find Lincoln - a charming (if steep) city. Our Lincoln day trip fell on a stunning Spring day and we were pleased to find that (excluding the inclines) that it was surprisingly pram friendly. The first point for Lincoln was that it...

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Fairy tale style: Hever Castle

Fairy tale style: Hever Castle

If you want to check out a classic fairy tale castle, you can't go past Hever Castle. It truly does fit the stereotype and is just a short trip south of London - we did a day trip from my brother's place in Greenwich and it took just under an hour to drive there....

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Different things to do in Albany

Different things to do in Albany

If you ask us, one of the most beautiful regions to visit in Australia is Western Australia's Great Southern. With stunning coastlines, lush forests and towns filled with quirky (and delicious) treasures, it really is a top holiday destination. We especially love...

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Caravanning, with a newborn

Caravanning, with a newborn

When we became parents in 2018, we had already decided we didn't want to be housebound with a baby. We were out for breakfast at our favourite local cafe a few days after arriving home from the hospital. And we had plenty of outings around town. People were a bit...

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