January 03, 2017
Your last holiday before you become a parent is an essential one. After all, it’s one of the last times you’ll be able to spend with your significant other before two becomes three (or more!) and it’s an ideal time for mums-to-be to relax before their lives are transformed forever. If you are looking for inspiration for your ‘babymoon’, take a look at these wonderful destinations…and get ready for some serious R&R.
If you would rather stay close to home during your babymoon, head for one of the UK’s most breathtaking beauty spots – the Lake District. Whether you opt for a luxury spa hotel overlooking Lake Windermere, or a quaint log cabin somewhere peaceful and remote, you’re sure to feel refreshed and relaxed when staying in this wonderful region with your significant other. Remember:
babymoons are not just about resting before the baby arrives – they’re also about connecting with your partner and preparing for the incredible journey ahead. So enjoy some indulgent meals, take part in a couple’s massage, and enjoy picturesque strolls while you talk about your exciting future.
If you want to escape the UK on your babymoon, look no further than the stunning backdrop of Santorini and the other Greek islands. What could be more relaxing than sitting on your private terrace, watching the sun set over a clear blue ocean after a fresh Greek salad, while feeling your little one wriggle around inside you?
If you’ve been lucky enough to escape the sensation of morning sickness, you could also hop on a boat trip to some of the surrounding islands, including Mykonos, Paros or Crete. Sun, sea and total serenity are the order of the day in beautiful Greece.
Thailand’s many islands are the perfect destination for a serene and relaxing babymoon. The scenery here is so idyllic, one of the islands was chosen to represent ‘paradise’ in the film, The Beach. Phuket, the largest of the islands, is home to a multitude of five-star resorts, with suites overlooking the sea and a wide selection of spa treatments available.
If you’d prefer to head somewhere even more remote, opt for Koh Samui, where you can unwind with a pre-natal yoga class before sipping a fresh mocktail on a pristine white beach.
There is no better opportunity for all-out luxury than the final holiday before becoming a parent – so why not opt for total indulgence in the Grenadines? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously headed to the beautiful island of Mustique during both of Catherine’s pregnancies, where they relaxed with family and friends before the arrival of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Mustique is incredibly private, with secluded beaches and exclusive villas for rent. The weather is fantastic all-year-round, so you’re guaranteed plenty of sunshine as you recline by your picturesque pool. Your babymoon is the time to make wonderful memories before your family grows.
Where are you heading for your babymoon? We would love to hear your plans in the comments below.
December 11, 2018
If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.
Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.
Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.
November 27, 2018
It’s true what they say - children are the ones that make Christmas special.
With festivities fast approaching, you may be getting overwhelmed in the planning of your baby’s first Christmas. And that’s completely understandable.
After all, as parents, we want to make it perfect for them and create memories that can be looked on in many years to come.
Although your little one will not remember their first Christmas, traditions are a great thing to begin to establish during Christmas, as they can continue year-after-year, and become something that your child cherishes about the festive season when they are older.
To help inspire you, we’ve listed some of the thoughtful traditions you can begin to help your baby’s first Christmas to be magical, in the hope they will last far longer than the real fir tree.
November 13, 2018
As parents, we want to be able to capture all those special moments of our little one's lives. But when you’re not a professional photographer, sometimes capturing those picture perfect moments can be frustrating.
As famous photographer WC Fields once said - “never work with animals or children.”
And when you’re a parent you can understand why. Not only because your model is often a wiggle bum, but also because the lighting might not be great, or you’ve realised you can see the giant pile of ironing in the background.
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