Meraki Vibes

August this year saw the very first Meraki festival held in St Albans.  After a run of successful day events the team behind the festival went all out to bring people a 3 day all inclusive bonanza of camping, family activities and music.  The first thing that caught my eye with this festival was the amount on offer for the ticket price, daily activities including baby sensory classes, arts and crafts, soft play, and kiddie raves that ran from 7am till 5pm? that seemed like good value. The headliners? Let’s just say they’re not our usual cup of tea but for the sake of getting to hear some live music and having a Dad dance whilst keeping the little dude entertained, I still thought this was worth checking out.  We missed out on Camp Bestival this year but with Meraki having so many family friendly facilities I thought this was a great chance for us to have a practice run for next years season and cut Emerson’s festival teeth.

Vounaria Vibes

When we booked our holiday back in March we were told that we were crazy. I was 8 months pregnant with my first baby, and in desperate need of a holiday.  We were used to at least a few trips a year so the urge to get on a flight was unreal, even at that late stage where I could barely tackle a step up a kerb let alone a packed plane with my giant self squeezed into an economy seat. I spent hours googling destinations, climate, flight times, baby safety and our evenings were made up of us debating where we should go. I was suffering severe holiday withdrawal it had been nearly a year since we last smelt that runway tarmac so booking a holiday as soon after the baby was born was a given and no one was going to tell us different. See I'm a Scorpio and we know best.