Wanderlust Blues

Wanderlust Blues

This time of Winter I usually get wanderlust, and the truth of the matter is that we are not always able to travel. Today I felt like writing a list to cure travel blues. 1. Social media can be a great place to meet friends to do a house swap with. Even if they live […]

Mackworth Island, ME

Mackworth Island, ME

The whole reason we chose to go to Maine was to visit Mackworth Island, the home of the fairies. We heard about this island one afternoon while sitting and building fairy houses under a tree in our front yard. Emma, one of the older children in our street was walking home from the train and […]

Welcome to Kennebunkport

Welcome to Kennebunkport

Surprise! We are in Maine! Welcome to Kennebunkport! Cam finished work at Spotco on Friday and to celebrate the end of an era we planned a family vacation in Maine. I found a house in Kennebunk, Southern Maine through VBRO, and given it is off season in this sea side village, it was reasonably priced […]

The Hamptons- East Hampton

The Hamptons- East Hampton

East Hampton was the next town we came to. Which was also, so very lovely. Home to super-swanky stores such as Tiffany & Co., Gucci and Ralph Lauren as well as smaller boutiques such as Punch that sells yummy children’s clothing, and Steph’s Stuff that carries new and vintage toys and gifts. I enjoyed the […]

The Hamptons - Bridgehampton

The Hamptons – Bridgehampton

This weekend we went to the Hamptons. A dream come true as I have romanticised about the Hamptons many times since moving to New York. I was thrilled to be able to sample the idealized vacation destination….and wow, it is beautiful. It took us 1 hour 45 minutes to drive to West Hampton from Brooklyn, […]

Three Days Away: Day Three, Mystic Town

Three Days Away: Day Three, Mystic Town

The seaside town of Mystic is filled with Maritime history. As you stroll around the streets there are plaques on house doors to indicate the sailing captain that once lived there. There are old boats, old anchors and just about everything to do with the sea and life at sea. Including seafood. We ate at […]

Three Days Away: Day One, Arriving

Three Days Away: Day One, Arriving

After a long scenic drive we arrived at┬áMystic, CT. We had reservations at a historic building called the The Inn at Mystic. A luxury resort over looking the Mystic Harbour and Long Island Sound. The Children were so excite to be staying in a Hotel, Maya ran and jumped on the beds while Elle desperately […]

Leaving Town

Leaving Town

Our summer days have easily been filled in our back yard….and as we decided not to have any big trips this year most of our summer has been spent at home in the garden or exploring NYC attractions. We did whoever want to venture a little further now that we own a car and so […]

Weekend Away

Weekend Away

Ahhhhhh…..hear that sigh of satisfaction, of relaxation, of comfort and happiness? That is me after a wonderful weekend in the Catskills. Good food, great friends and an amazing place to stay. I could not have asked for more to restore my body and soul. Much thanks to the wonderful Family we shared last weekend with!

A Few Days Away

A Few Days Away

This time last week we were packing our bag to go and visit friends in Albany. It was our first time heading up state NY and the girls and I were very excited to hop on the train and get out of town. Maya kept saying, “Mummy, this is like going on a plane”. The […]

Japan

Japan

In a month my Mother in law Parry is off to Japan to see the blossoms. Cam and I honeymooned in Japan, and so I was able to speak with her about it at length. After saying goodbye to her on the telephone I went to our photo library and┬áreminisced. While it was only a […]