Bottomless Brunch and Plenty of Gin Fun! (Oh and a funeral….)

Eggs Benedict Hilton Cardiff

So September is here and I've hardly blogged of late. Thank Goodness Mr. C has been keeping you all up-to-date!This Summer has been a bit of a mixed bag though. The highlight was undoubtedly Helena's wedding in Santorini but having spinal surgery in August and seeing my Dad die in July a couple of months after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer has been very difficult

My Daughter’s Wedding in Santorini

bride and groom Santorini

Ok so back last Summer, the only thing we had planned for this year was our 'travelling'. Little did we know that Scottish Mik would propose to oldest daughter Helena and they'd decide to hold their wedding in Santorini! What a treat! A wedding and honeymoon in one for them and a wedding and holiday in Santorini for us!From an engagement under a Christmas Tree in

AA Skincare Solid Shampoo Bars – Perfect for Travel!

AA Skincare Solid Shampoo Bars

So AA Skincare have launched a new range of eight solid shampoo bars made with natural ingredients and 100% pure essential oils and guess what - I love them to bits.Most of you know by now that Mr. C and I have been 'travelling' a lot this year and we haven't always been staying in places that provide shampoo and other toiletries - AirBnB take

A Trip to Kerala in India

Kerala Citrus Holidays

So, we're off to Kerala in India tomorrow! I never thought I'd be writing that sentence.  It's definitely one off 'The Bucket List' for us and I'm really looking forward to it.When I saw the break advertised I reckon I was the most decisive I've ever been in my life.  No going to and from Trip Advisor, no checking the climate, none of the 'should we, should;t

BuyaGift For Mother’s Day and Donate to Breast Cancer Care

buyagift-superwoman is joining forces with Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Mum of a Kind’ campaign to donate £12.50 from the sale of every Superwoman Smartbox by Buyagift to the charity until the 27th of March.I don't know about you but my Mum always tells me not to bother about Mother's Day and I've been known to say the same thing to my daughters.  The thing is my Mum knows

The Journey Home – Part One

Bangrak Pier

Whenever we go on holidays or short breaks we like to make 'the journey' part of the whole adventure.Some people hate the whole travelling to and from a place thing and the subsequent stress ends up ruining the beginning and end of their holidays. I always make sure I've got a choice of good things to read, research what films will be available on the

Koh Phangan

We're having the time of our lives here in Thailand! What a place, Koh Phangan is and no, we don't mean the bit where the Full Moon Parties take place either. We've been to lots of very beautiful, all relatively peaceful beaches but they all seem to pale into comparison next to ours.The Secret Beach is not so very secret after all, it turns out. It