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Travel & Days Out

What Is A Babymoon? 5 Reasons Why You Should Have One

A photograph of a woman on a babymoon in Rhodes with her husband before having a baby - What Is A Babymoon? 5 Reasons Why You Should Have One - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post. Back in May 2012, when I was pregnant with our first baby, Mr H and I went on a babymoon to Rhodes. It was our last chance to have a holiday before we became parents. So we saved up our money and went to an amazing hotel and had a room with a private swimming pool. It was heaven. And the perfect way to relax before the pressures of parenthood began. Is your first child…

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7 Things To Do In Tuscany

A photograph of a beautiful Tuscan landscape - 7 Things To Do In Tuscany - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a sponsored post. Italy has always fascinated me. I studied Classical Civilisation and Ancient History at university. And it was the Roman culture and history that intrigued me the most. Yet until Mr H and I went to Florence in 2006, my only time in Italy had been a brief journey through the Mont Blanc Tunnel when I was a child.  But from the moment that Mr H and I stepped foot in Florence, I fell in love with…

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3 Surefire Strategies To Organise The Perfect Family Holiday

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This is a collaborative post. When it comes to the annual summer vacation, it’s easy to choose the mundane and ordinary package holiday. All-inclusive options on the hotel complex, evening entertainment in the form of cheesy cabaret tribute acts and a kids club tend to be the go-to formula. However, you do have more options. Some families take the perfect family holiday to far-flung destinations like Costa Rica, Macau, Fiji and Uzbekistan. While you may wonder how they manage to…

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Our Travel Bucket List

A photograph of a woman on holiday in the Maldives wearing a stetson and tying her sarong - Our Travel Bucket List - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a sponsored post. Mr H and I have always loved to travel. Before we had children we would go abroad twice a year. We would try to vary the trips we took. So one holiday would be a city break where we crammed every day with activity and took in as much culture as we could. The second holiday would be a beach holiday where we would just relax. It was bliss! During this time we were lucky…

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My Monthly Bucket List – October 2016

A faded photograph of a large pumpkin growing surrounded by leaves - with the title "My Monthly Bucket List - October 2016" - Mrs H's favourite things

October is one of my favourite months of the year. The skies are blue but the weather is cooler and there is an autumnal chill in the air. The leaves have started turning and falling in piles perfect for collecting and kicking. Yet, the woods behind our house are still dappled with green. My sandals have been packed away and the boots are out. It is too cold to go outside without a jacket but the winter coats, hats, gloves and scarfs…

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