Travel hack – How to pack Ryanair (aka tiny) hand luggage only

In the interests of a challenge I packed a Ryanair carry on bag for a three day break according to the new 45cm x 25cm x 20cm regulations.  And I am here to tell you – it can be done. So yep, there is a little bit of compromising and a lot of smart thinking to be done but you…
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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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The ultimate holiday dress

My search is over.  I have indeed found the ultimate holiday dress*.  Super easy to throw on over swimwear, a bump or nothing at all.  High on the volume charts.  Low in the back (if you like it that way, which I do, but if you don’t then you simply adjust the straps).  The fabric is reassuringly weighty and opaque and…
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