Author - Abbi

Post pandemic travel to Portugal

Travelling overseas has been different for some time now. Our last “normal” trip was to Mallorca in Spain. We returned on March 5th 2020. Just 18 days later, the country was in lockdown. Although some borders started reopening in and around July 2020, we held off on international travel, due to the complexities of restrictions, including all the last minute changes...

Palma De Mallorca Spain: our first family holiday

As I write this, it has been over 18 months since our first family holiday overseas, and it all seems like a distant memory now. So much so, that I am having to flick through the pictures on my phone and google search for places that we visited. With that in mind. This post is in no way a guide to Palma De Mallorca, but a brief synopsis of what I can remember of our...

How I will be travelling differently after the Covid-19 pandemic

Do you remember how travel changed after 9/11? Suddenly security was much stricter and we were made to put all our liquids into clear plastic bags. Then there was the shoe bomber incident shortly after, which meant everyone was taking off their shoes and various other items of clothing to be scanned. That was back in 2001, and granted  I wasn’t travelling that much...

What I have learnt through the lockdowns

I started writing some reflections about what I have learnt through the lockdowns in June 2020, and now suddenly it is March 2021; one year since the virus started wreaking havoc globally. Phrases such as covid, lockdown, new varriant, tiers, and social distancing are now all  part of our everyday language. Sanitiser has become a staple in our handbags, that is when...

Top 5 Romantic Places in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful European countries in the world. It has everything you are looking for in a destination- beautiful landscapes, rich culture, a thousand-year-old history and much more. Barcelona is more suitable for a couple who search for a romantic getaway or the ones looking out for a honeymoon destination. Here is a list of top 5 romantic...

Flying with a baby in the wave of a pandemic

Over the past decade I have travelled very frequently, taking some 30 flights per year at my peak. Flying has always felt like the norm to me. Like getting a bus. Then I had a baby, and things slowed down a bit. However, we did manage to take our first flight with her in March 2020. Then there was a pandemic and no one was flying for a while. As I started my...

The first flight with our baby

Just like with our first experience of travelling with our newborn, our first experience of air travel with our baby gave us mixed feelings. Excitement at the fact that she would be going on her first flight, but nerves at how it would go. Normally I love air travel and airports (even those early morning flights). I love getting there and sitting in departures...

Make Your Next Holiday Productive With These Fun Ideas

Going on holiday is seen as an indulgence in our modern, consumer culture. It is something that people do to escape the stresses and strains of their work and, quite frankly, put their feet up.    But while lounging around beside the pool can be a great experience, some of us have this gnawing feeling that we’re wasting time. We have all this energy, and yet...

Messy eating: Our weaning journey

As with many stages of parenthood, I dived into the weaning stage with a mix of anxiety and excitement. I remember saying months ago that I couldn’t wait for our little one to try ‘real food’ mainly as I had hoped she would need less milk feeds, and therefore reduce the amount I would need to express milk for her. Starting to wean Initially we had...

Self isolation with a baby

Self-isolation with a baby. What a title for a blog post, and one which I had never thought I would be writing.  4 weeks ago, I was in Mallorca and excited to be writing things such as “flying with a baby” and “Mallorca, Spain: our first family holiday”.  Hopefully, I will write those posts one day. Somehow it doesn’t feel that appropriate to be writing about travel...

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