Get up close with the Birds at Bali Bird park

I didn't even know there was a bird park in Ubud until I got a comment on our Facebook page. Daisy loves animals and birds, what kid doesn't? So I decided to fit it into our day and I'm glad I did. We saw birds, fed birds and even had birds on our head at

Have children? In Ho Chi Minh? Come to Vung Tau!

This is my third visit to Vietnam (my first to the land of the Blue Dragon with my daughter). This trip we were fortunate enough to be invited to Vung Tau (Vũng Tàu)- a little town by the sea. It's great for a short stay with kids and easy to get to from Ho

Ubud Monkey Forest- to go or not to go with children?

When I asked my 3-year-old what she liked best: bird park, the Monkey forest or the rice terrace walk, she said "the monkeys". This rather surprised me- though the Sacred Monkey Sanctuary might be fun for for bigger kids, I'm not sure if recommend it for toddlers... On the way in from gate 1 there was

Toys- Sharing is Caring, taking isn’t- or is it?

Holiday pool - day one: My daughter, Daisy, took her toys down to the hotel pool and lots of children (who she didn't know) wanted to play with them.  On seeing the colourful toys they (generally) made an effort to find be out whose they were and communicated they wanted to play. They asked;

Best Beaches of Malaysia if travelling with Children

My daughter loves playing on the beach, building sand castles, jumping in the sand and paddling. Here are the best beaches (pantai) we found in Malaysia for play-time. They are accessible with a toddler (no rocky climbs) and have nice sand. I really think there should be two words for beach and if it's rocky

Leaving Malaysia: what I’ll miss and what I won’t

Things I will miss:The friends we've made:My neighbours and their children-Daisy's playmates. My neighbours are friendly and wonderfully helpful. In the evenings we shared quality time at the playground. Daisy learned the art of riding a bike (with stabilisers) and sharing ( sometimes). After the nannies left, my friend and neighbour took Daisy to nursery

Long weekends in Mainland Malaysia with my Little One

Here are some of the places we’ve visited for a long weekend that were on my bucket list of places to go in Malaysia: First stop, Melaka At the airport I bought a ticket for a taxi, to make sure it was a licensed one and off we went. Our guest house was in

Having a go at Dragon Boating in Penang- Malaysia

“Keep your paddle close to the boat!” “Pull!” “Lean forward!” “Timing!” These are some of the things our dragon boat team leader shouts down the boat; I often think it's directed at me. Maybe it is, well especially last time I went to practice. I really enjoy dragon boating, it's a good workout, there's some

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo with my Little One and friends

Daisy and I spent 5 lovely days with friends in Kota Kinabalu. We enjoyed it as it is a good base from which to see more. KK itself has a waterfront lined with restaurants from which you can see lovely sunsets, but it doesn’t smell too good. I like my friend's tip: “Go there, (to

What to Pack for Airplane-travel with a Toddler

What to pack for airplane-travel with a toddler: coming to Malaysia we were moving house: so I brought 7 bags!! I am not sure how I managed with my two-year-old, changing flights twice, but I did. I will not do it again in a hurry, mind, so here's what I would recommend for a

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