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Our So Cal Summer

Our So Cal Summer

Like many other ex pats we spend most of our summers packing for the rain, flying to Heathrow and visiting friends and family in the motherland for our summer vacation. While these trips are important to us it’s increasingly becoming a lot of work to take those long haul flights and stay in multiple locations every summer. So this year, with two toddlers in tow, we vowed to take it easy.  Pre-babies we’ve done four or five trips down to…

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs

So on the eve of the election we packed our bags made a run for it. Not, as you might expect, to the border. But instead to my happy place in the desert – Palm Springs.  It had never really occurred to me that Palmy might be an ideal destination for kids but it was awesome!  Chilled house, turquoise pool, silent starry nights and just enough easy-access walking tours and museums to keep our two maniacs sedated for five days….

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A Beach Day with Mummy

A Beach Day with Mummy

We’re lucky enough to have three or four great beaches nearby us here in Marin, but I sometimes holding back from visiting the wilder beaches during the week when I’m solo parenting due to fear of losing a babe or two to steep dunes, surf sized waves, rip tides. (Or simply having to lug a 40lb toddler across soft sand.) We have a lovely ‘baby beach’ at the end of our street which is a mecca for toddlers, paddle board…

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