V. I. BUSY BEES: My 10 Holiday must-haves & the #MarkWarnerMum Family Ambassador Programme

I think I was about 9 or 10 when I first went abroad on holiday in the mid-eighties. My dad and step-mum had told my step-brother and I we were going fishing in Devon or some such. Anyway, as you can I imagine we weren’t very excited and when my mum packed my case full of sun-dresses (I remember especially these 2 polka-dot jersey dresses which I loved – anyway I digress!) And, I was like any moody pre-teen grumbling ‘I… View Post

V. I. BUSY BEES: 5 Great things to do with kids this Christmas in London

Visit to Santa booked? Pantomime tickets on the way? Ice-skating at the garden centre planned? Then you might think you have all your Christmas activities with the kids all sewn up… but I have a few suggestions for things to do with the kids this December in London. I find having a few extra events up my sleeve are a great way to not only keep the kids entertained but they are perfect for doing with friends and family – meaning… View Post

V. I. BOOKCLUB: Travel books & guides that transport kids from the comfort of home

Before Miss Marnie arrived we travelled a lot. We took 2-3 holidays a year which often involved taking in several places or stops in order to a see as much as possible. We may not be able to travel so much now with a toddler – not because we won’t take her away – but because we’ve been discovering different types of holidays like Bluestone, Disneyland Paris and – soon Butlin’s. But, one thing I do want to instill in Miss… View Post

V. I. BUYS: Looking East for rustic interior style inspired by Bon Ton Resort in Malaysia {Staycation Style #6}

I feel lucky enough to have visited a few places on special holidays and weekends away but I don’t think anywhere has stayed so vivid in my mind as Bon Ton Restaurant & Resort in Malaysia. We visited Malaysia with friends and did a mini travelling holiday starting with a city break in Kuala Lumpur, from there we went to Langkawi (where Bon Ton is) and then finally Penang. One thing about Malaysia is you can stay in some pretty amazing… View Post

V. I. BUYS: Hanging out with Dad this Father’s Day with Not On The High Street

My career and blogging has brought me many things – but since having Miss Marnie one thing I really appreciate is the time we get to spend together doing new, exciting and anything but ordinary things.  We’ve been lucky to attend film premieres, meet Disney characters, take shopping trips, have afternoon tea, try some beauty treats and have even been skiing in an indoor ski centre! So, when Not on the High Street asked us to be part of its… View Post