We love writing this blog. It's so lovely to do something together, as a family. In fact, when we started it, my daughter and I didn't realise how much fun it would be to share what we do with other people, or how keen Robert (who's 8) would be to get involved.
|Sarah, Jess and Rob outside Buckingham Palace|
The children write what they really think on here and I don't go through and edit it with a fine toothcomb - although I do correct spelling mistakes (once a journalist, always a journalist). I sometimes find that the children are harsher critics than me - or that they have picked out something which I would not have emphasised. That is part of the joy of doing this together.
It's also lovely to recommend places for other people to visit, which is why we like writing about holidays abroad as well as days out at home. We like reading other travel blogs and family websites too, and are very happy that through Family Travel Times we have met (in person, I mean) such lovely people as Gretta over at Mumsdotravel, Trish at mumsgoneto , Kirsty at the Family Adventure Project and Mari at Mari's World (as well, of course, as many, many more!) We've also made many virtual contacts (and we would love to turn those into real humans one day...).
We have had such a great time over the last year. America was outstanding, but we also loved our summer holiday to Bristol and searching for Gromits. Robert really enjoyed Dr Johnson's House and I felt spoilt rotten to be lucky enough to take a trip to Jamaica with Jessica.
We write the blog because we enjoy it, and we are delighted that you are reading it too. We are also extremely happy that some kind souls have nominated us for the MAD blog awards - the awards for mum and dad bloggers (and family ones too!)
We would be absolutely thrilled, honoured and delighted if you would also take the time to please nominate and vote for us. We think that we fit best into the category of family travel blog and new blog, but we are very happy to be up in any category you think might suit us (so, not best pregnancy blog then....)
You can vote by clicking on the following link, travelling over to the MADs nomination page, and then following the instructions. The first page has a slot for best overall blog, so we will leave that up to you. We're crossing our fingers that you might pop us down on the next page.
Thank you so much, and we hope you don't mind us asking.
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