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Monterey Bay Aquarium – great fun for kids and grown-ups

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I was a little bit sceptical about the day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium because aquariums normally just keep animals locked up like a zoo and train them to perform shows. We don’t like that. Well, the prejudice couldn’t be further from the truth. This one operates as a non-profit organisation and has a clear mission: conservation of the oceans, …

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Basque country in early September

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Since we still can – because we’re not restricted by the unfairly short summer school holiday just yet – we have a holiday in every September. We decided to visit the Basque country this time as British Airways flies to Biarritz. We were looking for mainly self catering options like a holiday house rental, because Bobcat was only 15 months old …

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From London to Marseille by train

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You know the kind of man that has this thing for trains? And for funiculars and trams? I’m married to one. So when the tickets went on sale for the first Eurostar ride from London to Marseille, he naturally booked our premium seats. And one for Grandma, so Bobcat spent nearly 2/3 of the 7-hours-long travel time on her lap. …

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Montreux. Pretty scenery, bad food and marmots. Oh, and Freddy Mercury.

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One of our early holiday with the little one took us to Montreux. Husband booked the flight tickets back at the January BA sale, never been there, sounds jazzy. (Sorry…) what could possibly go wrong? It’s Switzerland. Frenchy stuff with german efficiency. Well, the reality shows the other way around. Stayed at the Golf Hotel Rene Capt, a bit like …

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Winter in Kew Gardens

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The evening walk at the Kew was organised by husband to get the little one spend some quality time with Godparents. Yepp. Past his bath time and nearly his bed time as well, Captain Bobcat all wrapped up in the cold (and as Mummy has predicted) fell asleep in his pram at 7 pm during our dark garden walk. Since …

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The Upham Hotel and Counrty House Santa Barbara (US)

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Decided to dedicate a blog post to this hotel as I was really impressed. Slight mischap by booking 1 night on Expedia well ahead our trip and later decided to arrive a day earlier, so booked a separate night on Expedia again. Not quite get it, dear reader? Well, the owner who presumably jumped in to help out the reception …