Duinrell Family Park – Canvas Holidays

Mark Canvas Holidays, Reviews, Travel 2 Comments

Which came first, the campsite or the amusement park?

As is often the case, my question fell on deaf ears as we arrived at the fabulous Duinrell Holiday Park in the Netherlands, courtesy of Canvas Holidays.

To be fair to Janet and the boys, after an hours flight from Manchester and 45 minute drive to the holiday park, this was their first opportunity to walk away from my inane questions so I can’t really blame them.… read the full post.

Not Another Back to School Post

Mark Parenting, Travel Leave a Comment

Sorry, I lied, it absolutely is another back to school post. What can you do, I called it The Tales of Sonny and Luca. You make your bed, you lie in it.

Sonny started Juniors today, but he’ll not forget his time in infants, not least because those memories are still etched across his tie in gravy.

Luca started Year Two with Sonny’s old teacher.… read the full post.

Operation Alphabet

Mark Travel 2 Comments

tower-of-londonLast week we embarked on a top secret mission to London. Code name: Operation Alphabet.

It was based on a book by the same name which had really captured the boys imagination. For those who haven’t read it, all the letters from all the words in all the world live in a postbox under the shadow of Big Ben. To contact them you must find an old fashioned red telephone box, dial six and count to ten slowly, but more on that later.… read the full post.

Manchester City Stadium Tour

Mark Reviews, Travel 2 Comments

Man-City-Tour-1Were you to ask Sonny and Luca to describe me, their options would be plentiful.

Father, caregiver, storyteller, teeth-brushing inspector, school-on-time deliverer, comic in residence, Mario Kart Grand Master …

… but you don’t need to ask them, because I’ve done it for you.

They went with ‘watcher of too much football’ and ‘loudest trumper’?

Harsh. I don’t watch nearly enough football.… read the full post.