The Covid-19 Diaries – Week Six

What do your bookshelves say about you? Do you think that they’re a window into another person’s world? Bookshelves have taken centre stage recently as more and more people use their bookcases as a background for their home video calls and television interviews. But should you judge people by what’s on their bookshelves? Most booklovers can’t help wanting to see…

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Best things to do in NYC with Tweens

What are the best things to do in NYC with tweens? It’s hard to think of a more exciting city to visit with children than New York. From the skyscrapers to the Statue of Liberty, the hot dogs in Central Park to crazy shakes and giant pizzas, this is a city break that you’ll remember forever. New York is such…

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Visiting the Anne Frank House with Kids

Can you visit the Anne Frank House with kids? When I took my 10-year-old to Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House was one of the places he most wanted to visit. He’d read the book at school and was fascinated by Anne and her story. He wanted to see the Secret Annexe for himself. The museum in the Anne Frank House…

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On the trail of Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter in Lacock

It’s not difficult to find Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter in Lacock. You just have to know where to look. The medieval village of Lacock in Wiltshire, with its timber-framed cottages and stunning abbey, has to be one of the prettiest villages in England. Wander through the streets and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled upon a film set.…

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Highlights of a Summer in Greece

Have you ever felt the urge to belt out the chorus to Dancing Queen as the boat sails into the harbour of a Greek island? We very nearly did this summer when our ferry docked at the little harbour of Sifnos at the beginning of our summer in Greece. As Mamma Mia Here We Go Again so joyously showed us…

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