Vall de Laguar, Alicante

Chilled camping half an hour inland from the Costa Blanca, Alicante in the fertile valley of La Vall de Laguar. This is a hikers, bikers, climbers and canyoners paradise, the jewel in the crown being the famous Barranc d’Infern or Hell’s Canyon.

Review: Coleman Sundome 6 man tent

An easy-to-assemble dome tent, ideal for the whole family Our tent. So happy with it! It doesn’t look like much but it’s a cracker. It’s sturdy, waterproof, provides good shelter, is plenty big and the oh so important factor, is fast and easy to erect. Because that’s the number one thing we wanted from a…

Review: Deuter Kid Comfort III child carrier

Specially designed for hiking, this super safe padded child carrier with a 5 point harness seat is as comfortable for you as it is for your baby Hello again! I haven’t posted in a while, mostly because we’ve been out and about in the mountains with the kids most weekends thanks to the newest member…

SUNDAY STROLL
Easy peasy with great views of Lake Viñuela

This can’t really qualify as a “walk” – an adult could bound down here in less than ten minutes. But taking in to account there were 6 little, easily distracted legs walking with us, we managed to while away an hour and a half or so on this campo track – finding the best stick,…

GREAT VALUE FAMILY PASS
at the Bioparc in Fuengirola

I was recently moaning about the crazy, unbelievable, I-don’t-know-how-families-can-afford-it entrance prices for theme parks (Aquavelis, Tivoliworld, Selwo etc) here in Malaga but I’d completely forgotten about the bioparc in Fuengirola and their yearly pass which is actually fantastic value if you intend going more than once. The Pase Berde If you’re on holidays for a…

LAZY DAYS BY THE LAKE
at Bermejales in Granada province

My last post was about hidden gems in Andalucia and since we have discovered another one! Credit goes to our friend Charlotte who found this place last summer and has been begging us to go ever since. We have waited until now to see if she was exaggerating and it turns out she wasn’t one…

There’s something about Sophie…

Aaaaw… what a cute giraffe. And guess what? This cute giraffe is the Number 1 bestselling baby product on Amazon! Who would have thought? I stumbled on that statistic a few months ago and was intrigued – I have three children and I’d never seen or heard of this toy before. Then we went back…

Essential guide to co-sleeper cribs

A great way to sleep as close as possible to your baby in the early months, ideal for breast-feeding babies and moms recovering from C-sections.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH
Monsul, Cabo de Gata

Some beach days linger in the memory. Looking back now on the summer just gone it’s a blur of suncream and sand, hastily packed picnics and hot, dusty walks from car parks, but one particular afternoon stands out. Monsul beach. Pristine, tranquil, remote. A broad swathe of fine, white sand sheltered by wind-swept dunes and…

Review: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light 2

Yes, the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib is an expensive cot, but it’s worth it. This is probably my top rated piece of baby kit… EVER!. We were so lucky to have been gifted this for our second child from her very generous godfather – I’m not sure I would have handed over that much myself…