Taming the inner parental tiger

We are on holiday. It’s B’s first ever summer holiday, at 20 months. He had seen a beach before, but it was in Wales and it was freezing so I don’t think it counts. Of course for our first week (thankfully, I guess, only half a week) we had some pretty bad weather. It’s a…

In photos: Easter weekend

Like everyone else in the UK we had a long weekend for Easter (or “unspecified Spring holiday” as we now call it, haha) and that means we got to do lots of fun stuff. It mainly involved eating. Actually I met a Dutch guy yesterday and he said “Does everything social in the UK involve…

Back to life… back to infertility

(Or: Maybe it’s easier not to have hopes and dreams, but we do.) (Title to the tune of Back to Life) The eagle eyed among you will have noticed I’ve been on holiday. In total I was away from work for three weeks. I had the operation (fibroid removal) and was off for a week, and…

In pictures (and some words): NYC roundupĀ 

Finally catching up and I can reassure the faint hearted among you that this is my last holiday post! Normal infertility-adoption-random-blethering will be resumed shortly… šŸ˜‰ This is the final installment in our gripping saga* – previous installments are here: Pre take off Magic Kingdom Animal Kingdom Be Our Guest dinner Hollywood Studios and Disney…

In pictures: Food Tours of NY

Some of you may have noticed that I’m a little… umm… preoccupied with food. We are back from our hol now so I’m playing catch up on the holiday. Not much more to go apart from NYC, and then we can get back to talking about boring stuff like my infertility (joke! It’s fascinating, as…

In pictures: Washington DC

We went through to DC for a few days as we have friends there. It was a flying trip but great fun. I last went there as a child and I barely remember it so I enjoyed seeing another non NYC American city. It’s very historic by US standards but a bit younger by UK…

In pictures: Orlando roundupĀ 

For the last couple of days in Orlando we ended up having a bit of downtime – mainly because T had sprained his toe(!) somehow and couldn’t walk very far so the parks would have been difficult during the day. We had already planned for a shopping day so we hit the outlets and the…

In pictures: Epcot Food and Wine festival

I loved Epcot! We managed to land right in the middle of their annual Food and Wine festival… Some might call this serendipity! We also went on the rides. Epcot is more of an experienced based park rather than ride based so it’s more about visiting the different “countries” and exploring those. Nevertheless we enjoyed…

In pictures: Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs

A packed day at Hollywood Studios! It was great fun. There are lots of shows as well as some great rides like the Tower of Terror and Rock n Rollercoaster. We then had VIP dining package for Fantasmic – a great meal at the Hollywood Brown Derby (highly recommended) meaning guaranteed centre stage seats for…

In pictures: Be Our Guest dinnerĀ 

The coveted dinner at Be Our Guest (the Beauty and the Beast themed castle experience in the Magic Kingdom, probably the hardest reservation to get as it is the only chance to meet the Beast).  After breakfast and lunch on the first full day, we were lucky enough (persistent enough – T found the reservation…