5 of the Best Places to Visit as a Pregnant Traveller

5 of the Best Places to Visit as a Pregnant Traveller

5 of the Best Places to Visit as a Pregnant Traveller

It’s more difficult to plan a holiday when you’re pregnant. There are more restrictions than normal now you’re carrying a growing baby, plus your hormones will be all over the place.

However, there’s no need to worry if you want to take a holiday before your little one arrives. We’ve put together a list of five of the best places to visit as a pregnant traveller, so you can get some inspiration and start planning your trip today.

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What to do in May Half Term?

What to do in May Half Term?

What to do in May Half Term?

Some of you will be looking forward to the May Half Term holidays. Others will be dreading them! What to do with little ones for a whole week. How to keep them occupied and not bored or bickering.

How to stop it costing a fortune?! It can be tempting to book holiday clubs, but they can be expensive and some children will not want to be out all day, every day of their holidays. Mine are tired already! And you might actually want to see them too!

So how do you find a balance?

I asked lots of experts! Yes that means mothers! What they are planning this May Half Term and what they can recommend.

Have a read, we have got you covered!

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Summer events in Italy - Turin Epicurean Capital

Summer events in Italy - Turin Epicurean Capital

What is Turin Epicurean Capital?

Turin Epicurean Capital is a 3 day event in Turin, Italy. The year 2018 marks the 5th edition of the festival and it will take place from 20-22nd June. I organize the event to help promote Turin and shed some light on our beautiful royal city that is still pretty much under the radar despite most famous Italian brands and products being born right here.

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4 Italian cheeses to try this Summer

4 Italian cheeses to try this Summer

4 Italian cheeses to try this Summer

Who loves great meals with friends? Cheese, wine and conversation? I feel like the older I get the more I crave this than chocolate and dancing!

Before my children arrived I would head out into London with my girl friends for dinner and the highlight of our meal was always the cheese board and wine! 

Now I'm married to an Italian, cheese indulgence has taken on a new meaning! There are so many incredible varieties to try but where do you start and what can you pair them with? 

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How to hold a Royal Wedding Watching Party

How to hold a Royal Wedding Watching Party

How to hold a Royal Wedding Watching Party

You may have heard the rumour that there's a Royal Wedding this weekend!

Yes lovely Prince Harry is marrying actress Meghan Markle in a supposedly low key ceremony! Of course this is low key for Royal standards but really it's still a bit of a do!

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12 Perfect Italian Villa Holidays

12 Perfect Italian Villa Holidays

12 Perfect Italian Villa Holidays

Today we have a fantastic Guest Post from Jo Mackay, founder of Italian Villa rental company Bookings For You. Jo has kindly gathered together 12 beautiful villas which all suit different types of holidays. Have a read and find the perfect break for your family and friends. 

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How to cook pasta... but not just any pasta!

How to cook pasta... but not just any pasta!

How to cook pasta... but not just any pasta! 

I recently asked my Instagram followers if they would like to know more about how to cook pasta the Italian way. How to marry together a sauce and a pasta shape. Yes those pasta shapes are really made for different sauces not just because someone got creative in the kitchen one day! 

However before I get started I think if we're going to talk about how to cook pasta, first we should discuss quality. 

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Protein Packed Pasta Alternative

Protein Packed Pasta Alternative

Protein Packed Pasta Alternative

Alternative pasta is a growing trend in the food industry at the moment. You may have seen some unusual colours making their way into the pasta aisle at the supermarket and wondered if you should give them a try.

As a family who consume a considerable amount of pasta we have also been dabbling in these new varieties!

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Ragu' or Bolognese?

Ragu' or Bolognese?

Ragu' or Bolognese?

In the UK we've all grown up with Spaghetti Bolognese thinking we were eating an authentic Italian dish! In general terms it's partially Italian but there are key differences! 

Ragu' alla bolognese which is the name of the meat sauce, is from Bologna. The Bolognese means something from Bologna. A local could say they are Bolognese, the same as my Husband is Milanese as he's from Milan.

It's served with tagliatelle not spaghetti. Spaghetti doesn't hold the thick sauce the way tagliatelle does. 

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Perfect Pesto Pasta

Perfect Pesto Pasta

Perfect Pesto Pasta

I've got a series of Pasta posts coming up so I thought it only right that I also arm you with some sauces. Here you have the easiest, quickest and most delicious family meal, Pesto. 

Yes you can buy it in a jar but if you get used to making it yourself you will wonder why you ever went to the shop. It's so quick and can be adapted to what you have at home. 

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7 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Summer

7 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Summer

7 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Summer

If you're anything like me, the minute the weather starts changing you have a renewed excitement for the garden!

My neglected small London garden is looking a bit tired but this is a great time to start revamping it ready for Summer. You actually still have plenty of time to create something you're proud of.  

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10 Things to Do in Mevagissey

10 Things to Do in Mevagissey

10 things to do in Mevagissey

There’s something quite special about Mevagissey. It doesn’t get the unbearable hoardes of visitors of some more famous Cornish towns. Thankfully here you will find a proper working Cornish fishing village. Still filled with locals, artisans and no chain stores or cafes, just independent businesses.

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Find Beautiful Cornish Gifts & Support Small Businesses

Find Beautiful Cornish Gifts & Support Small Businesses

Find Beautiful Cornish Gifts & Support Small Businesses

The Roberts Gallery - Mevagissey

If you're on the look out for some beautiful unique Gifts and preferably Cornish, I may have done all of your hard work for you!

Last week I met with June one of the artists who has founded The Robert's Gallery in Mevagissey, Cornwall. I always like to support small businesses while we're away and this one is quite unusual. 

The Roberts Gallery is a gallery shop on Mevagissey, High Street. It's run by a co-operative of 7 artists. They all work one day a week in the shop in-between creating their unique pieces of craftsmanship.

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Practical Spring Clothes for Kids

Practical Spring Clothes for Kids

Practical Spring Clothes for Kids 

As Spring has finally arrived most of us parents find ourselves looking for those great in between items of clothing for kids and toddlers. Things that are light and practical enough for a warm day but that can be quickly adapted for the unpredictable British weather.

You may have seen over on my Instagram feed that we have just returned from an Easter break in Cornwall. This was the perfect place to try out some Spring clothes but lets remember this season can throw anything at you from snow to sunshine so it's best to be prepared!

 

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Easter at the Eden Project

Easter at the Eden Project

Easter at the Eden Project

Are you in Cornwall this Easter and looking for something memorable to do with the children? Have they all had far too much chocolate and you want to find an activity that’s a little bit different?

This is how we’ve been feeling and as we are in Mevagissey for the school holidays we decided to try Easter at the Eden Project.

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4 Tips You'll Need For a Perfect Family Road Trip

4 Tips You'll Need For a Perfect Family Road Trip

4 Tips You'll Need For a Perfect Family Road Trip - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Organizing the whole family to go somewhere, even if it’s just a short trip, can be a real hassle, especially if the kids are still quite small. But if you are planning a road trip where you will be spending the majority of the time in your car, you need to prepare twice as much. Don’t be scared: being in your own vehicle all the time can be an advantage as well, and here’s how to make the most of it.

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3 Delicious Italian Easter Cakes

3 Delicious Italian Easter Cakes

3 Delicious Italian Easter Cakes

Easter is big in Italy both as a religious festival and as a reason to gather together with family and friends. 

As with the UK, lamb features on the menu. It's cooked in various ways depending on which region of Italy you are in. 

One year we sent my Father-in-law to buy the lamb as I was in charge of the cooking and he came back with goat!

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Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

This week we're chatting to Jo Mackay of Italian Villa rental firm Bookings For You. Jo built her business from a love of her own family holidays in Italy to become a holiday specialist with beautiful villas available throughout the country and has now expanded into France. 

If you would like your holiday organised by someone who realises how special those precious weeks off are and considers it of upmost importance that your time is memorable, read on! 

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5 Ways Wall Art Breathes Life into Your Home

5 Ways Wall Art Breathes Life into Your Home

5 Ways Wall Art Breathes Life Into Your Home

We recently redecorated and since then I've found our minimalist walls a bit lacking! We love white or pale spaces as it brings in so much light but you do need that extra something to breathe life into your home. 

I didn't want to just buy a group of 'nice' pictures as I think for it to feel right, the wall art needs to represent a bit of you. If you choose carefully you can find things that have a meaning and make you happy each time you pass them. A trip you went on, a phrase your partner is always saying or an affirmation that you know will be helpful to look at each day.

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Benefits of Blogging

Benefits of Blogging

Benefits of Blogging

Every month WordPress members produce 69.5 million new blog posts. Blogger has over 46 million unique viewers per month, and there are thought to be over 350 million blogs in the world. A small portion of these bloggers make a full-time living from their blogs, some even achieving international fame. What starts as a "hello world" post on WordPress can grow into book deals, TV shows, clothing ranges, beauty products and more. Blogging can change your life.

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