Compensair: Compensation for flight delays and cancellations [AD]
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Compensair: Compensation for flight delays and cancellations [AD]

We do a fair bit of travelling as a family. However, if you count in the amount of travelling that hubs has done back and forth between the UK and Germany because of work, he's done almost 5000 miles of flying in about a year. Not a big deal to most people I'm sure but think about how much longer it all seems when your flights are delayed or cancelled. What we were owed in compensation for flight delays and cancellations by the end of 2018 could have got us a cheap car! Hubs went through that more times than…

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Blogmas day 10: Recovery mode

We're back from home and in serious recovery mode. Baby E slept more than hour late than usual which indicates some sort of jet lag I suppose. It allowed me an extra hour of sleep and I'm so grateful for that. I could have done with six hours extra sleep to be honest. Exhausted and broken are only a few of the words I'd use to describe how I feel today. Fortunately I also feel grateful and optimistic about the future. Grateful to have spent some time with family and optimistic about all the great options and possibilities open to…

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Blogmas day 6

So I'm packing and I'm really going to try to keep things as minimal as possible. I could easily go with nothing but a backpack but so far of baby's things I've got: Toilet training seat A pair of pyjamas Hair brush 12 diapers A towel Moisturising lotion Nappy cream Coconut oil Four outfits Two pairs of home shoes I've not even considered edible things for her yet and that's what I worry about the most with her - food. We're nowhere near done packing for a simple weekend. Our 6am departure should be interesting!

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Blogmas day 4
We're going away for the weekend! Funny to put it that way when we're going back home to the UK to spend time with family. Going away makes it sound like we're going to a strange place that we'll be exploring. I'm so looking forward to seeing my family. It's only been a couple of months but I miss them. Baby E will enjoy being with them again too. Even if it's just for two days. I love short trips like this anyway. I think they're easier when you've got a young child than longer trips where you'll be spending a week or more trying to cope in a different and unfamiliar environment with all the things you need to manage baby. Some people might think I'm exaggerating about how tough it can be to wrangle a single toddler but when you take into consideration all the different accoutrements they may need to bath, to dress up, to wash their hair and then to eat, not to mention making sure you're not feeding them total junk the entire period you're away from home, it's enough to make you want to go nowhere. I've always looked forward to holidays but now time away from wherever it is we call home makes me break out in an ever-so-fine sweat. Yesterday was one of my pre-scheduled posts and just as well as I'd had had nothing much to say! Today wasn't very different either. I didn't even get to go out for our usual walk because I was unbelievably tired and by the time I was done feeding baby her lunch, it was evening and hubs was on his way home anyway. 

Blogmas day 4

We're going away for the weekend! Funny to put it that way when we're going back home to the UK to spend time with family. Going away makes it sound like we're going to a strange place that we'll be exploring. I'm so looking forward to seeing my family. It's only been a couple of months but I miss them. Baby E will enjoy being with them again too. Even if it's just for two days. I love short trips like this anyway. I think they're easier when you've got a young child than longer trips where you'll be spending…

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Life update: Moving to Germany
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Life update: Moving to Germany

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us. A busy three months really but the last couple of weeks had us exhausted. That’s the way of change, I suppose. Especially the kind of change that involves moving house from one country to another. My family has moved to Germany from the UK.  Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash - Bonn, Germany For the next six months at least.  There are many words I could use to describe how I've felt about the move in the months leading up to it. Anxious, excited, fearful, tearful, peaceful. The variety of emotions…

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