Long-Term Travel with Kids? What About the Children’s Educations?

      A few people have wondered what happens to the children’s educations during our two month trip around Italy and France. ‘I’m not allowed to take my child out of school for two months!  Why can you?’ Home education doesn’t mean that you need to be at home in order to educate, or… Read More

Sisterly love – until it comes to ice-cream

      With the warmth of the glowing sunshine upon them, and having reached the grand old age of 18-months, the twins were finally able to appreciate the finer points of ice-cream. It seems that they have already followed their mother’s footsteps in their fondness for the product and, it has to be said,… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: From Near Disaster Come New Friends

      Our grand entry into Italy might not have been quite how we expected it to turn out.  Certainly, when the the realisation kicked in that that we were stuck with a minibus load of children, with limited phone reception to try and get the help we needed and nobody around for miles… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: Fair Verona

            ‘Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: A Day in Venice

  We were into our second week of staying in Torreglia in the Veneto region of Italy.  We had a fine few days of sunshine during the first week but limited funds.  Then, when we had more money to go and do things, the rains came.  After four solid days of rain and storms came… Read More

Our Big Family Road Trip: Visiting La Croisett

    We would be in Cannes for less than 48 hours, so headed off to the beach on the only full day we had.  Thankfully, the weather was glorious! Fabulous blue skies stretched out over us.  It was early yet the sunshine persevered in shooing away the clouds, resolutely attempting to warm the air… Read More