This blog has been a labour of love for me because it's about the week my Grandma flew all the way from Australia to visit me in Paris. I wanted to give her a wonderful holiday and make her dreams come true. Paris is not just for the fit and able! it is possible to visit with an elderly tourist. You just need to be prepared...Alison xRead More
Apart from taking wine, here are my top tips on having a successful camping trip with toddlers and babies, based on our adventures last summer with a 2.5 year old and 1 year old.
Mad? Maybe. Fun? Definitely! Kate xRead More
What to take to Disney so you are efficient, well prepared, and not carrying too much when you go on the rides...
Here is my check list of what to pack for a day in the Disney parks. Kate xRead More
I have so much to tell you about Disney that this post is the first in a Five Little Stars Disney Series. In this first one you will find my best general Disney tips, Food advice and a Hotel we just love. Keep an eye out on my favourite rides and tips for queueing with little ones... coming next! Kate xRead More
Oh Champagne! Not only do you taste wonderful, but the region from which you originate is stunning and full of so much to explore. This is me in my happy place - find out why! Kate xRead More
We have hand picked and tested these "Five Little Star" worthy family friendly places to go outside of Paris. Whether you live in the city or are visiting, jump in the car and get exploring. Happy adventures to you all. Kate xRead More
A suggestion for a family "snow break" in the French Alps for those who just want to relax, unwind and build a snowman or two. Alison xRead More
Here is a birthday party idea for any age child (or adult!), and my review of a company based in the Midlands, UK, called Bugs 'n' Bones. Kate xRead More
We were invited by Women of Paris to do the "Sugar & Spice and Women who Write" walking tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. There was one slight logistical wrinkle in our glorious morning’s plan… my 20 month old, usually lively and opinionated, daughter! A 2 hour walking tour with a toddler in tow? How would that work? Kate xRead More
If you are worried about your boisterous 4-year-old knocking over a priceless Picasso and you just want a place for your child to burn off some energy on a rainy day in Paris, here are some ideas...Alison xRead More
Does some winter sun at a sensible price sound appealing? Cape Verde could be just where you are looking for. I stayed in the 5* all inclusive Riu Touareg Hotel on the Boa Vista Island in January 2017 and had a wonderful week. I went without my children too... and left feeling like a new woman! Kate xRead More