Travel hack – 5 star holidaying on a budget

It is no secret that I love a holiday.  Through the blog I have been fortunate to stay in some really incredible places over the years (often free of charge or discounted) and whilst that is such a lovely treat, much like trying a really fine wine, there is no going back…  So when it comes to booking and paying…
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Home tour – bathroom makeover – budget changes for a big difference

Sometimes the smallest of changes can make the biggest of differences. Let me preface this by saying that there was nothing wrong with our bathroom.  It has grey floor tiles, white wall tiles and an all white bathroom suite.  It is not old, it is not ugly, nor is it big.  But it was lacking a bit in the personality department. …
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Croatia travel guide – Milna, Brac Island – the undiscovered bay

Croatia had been on my bucket list for years…  however, the husband took some convincing.  But following the advice of a friend to check out Milna on Brac Island and my discovery of the seemingly perfect villa, he was sold.  We were looking for a sleepy coastal village with sufficient amenities but without falling into the tourist trap and I…
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A well timed reminder…

Editing the shots for this post could honestly not have come at a better time.  Following yesterday’s orders being delivered and the mass try on session that ensued, I was left feeling somewhat deflated.  Of the six or so pieces I tried, only one really ‘worked’ and I could not help feeling that this pregnant body of mine was a…
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The return of Dad sandals

Confession : I wore these Fitflop slides* every day for ten days straight. Truly my intention was for them to be my pool shoes but the reality was that, for a large portion of our holiday, it rained.  Heavy.  The beautiful cobbled streets and stone stairs that wound up through the old town to our villa turned into a veritable…
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