. I love water and water sports, especially sailing. This year, due to obvious reasons (...like having a baby) we've not been able to go sailing, as we had vowed to do last year. I decided to get my "boat-fix" at this year's Southampton Boat Show, so off I went with a baby and a 3 year old… afterall it is advertised as child friendly. Getting there and parking was a doddle and … [Read more...] about A day out at the Southampton Boat Show- what can little ones do?
. Last week my friend Kate and Living Social invited me to join one of their new adventures- a Day at Sea: Yachting, Speedboating and Posh BBQ. I grabbed at the opportunity as, those of you who follow this blog more regularly will know, I LOVE water and boats. In the summer we even took our 2.5 year old and 4 year old on a 2 day sailing adventure, so I can start sowing the … [Read more...] about Sailing, power boating and a BBQ… all part of a day’s adventure!
. . . Balaton-felvidéki Nemzeti Park (Uplands National Park) Day two of our sailing adventure started very well indeed- Everyone woke at 8. Hurray, we got a lie-in! (Did you miss part 1? Just click here. ) The sun was high, there was a pleasant breeze and the boat was gently swaying on its anchors. (We’d put a spare anchor out just before the mosquito attack the night … [Read more...] about Great sailing adventures begin here 2…
. . This summer we had planned a long stay with my parents in Hungary, where it get very hot, with high UV radiation. Both Littlins have sensitive skin, so I have to choose the sun cream very well. They have had some nasty rashes before from some brands. In gearing up for the summer along with stocking up on swimming costumes I also got some UV protection suites from Boots a … [Read more...] about Swimming Costumes for Kids – Are UV suites any good for the child?
. . Having learnt to sail on Lake Balaton in Hungary, the lake and sailing are forever linked in my mind. Even though I have sailed further afield and wilder seas and oceans since, the Balaton still holds a special spot. This lake is amazing: It is the largest fresh water lake in Central Europe-78 km long and on average about 5 km wide (though ranging between 12 km at … [Read more...] about Great sailing adventures begin here