Are you pregnant and feeling scared, confused, sick, elated, a bit rubbish, amazing, possibly all of these? When I was pregnant I veered from being a manic, over-organising machine ordering too much baby gear to curling up like a grannie on my sofa with a blanket on my knees sipping endless cups of green tea.
I choose to volunteer as I love to see different ways of life which you can't do at a holiday resort. I wanted to take my granddaughter to give her life experience and for her to see how hard life can be in poorer countries. I think she understands more now how lucky she is not to want for anything, even food.
As soon as we headed towards Beaulieu, my mood changed. A quick check on things to do in the area hits up a visit to the National Motor Museum. As an episode of Top Gear and a bottle of Merlot was my first date (true fact), I reckon I'm onto a winner already.
Bargains don't pop up too often these days, meaning we're all holding out for "the right moment" to take that perfect trip. Well, that's where the wonderful region of Southeast Asia comes in. Because once you've bought the flight ticket, you'll find bumming around the area is actually pretty cheap!
I won't detail every.single.day. for you but I will try an capture what exactly the bootcamp did do for me. Let it be known, that I didn't go to lose weight (although that was a happy side benefit), I went for the following reasons:
Gently awoken on the descent to Mahé with fresh coffee, a warm croissant and a selection of BVLGARI products to freshen up, I felt curiously perky - It felt strange arriving in the Indian Ocean virtually jet lag free... I felt GREAT.
We've been celebrating all things made in Manhattan with our ultimate NYC to-do list. From the best boutiques, to the ultimate dining destinations, we've turned to Vogue Paris girl Emily Didonato and the Vogue Paris editors, to line up the ultimate New York itinerary. Get your passports ready!
Move all the way down the carriage. People are going to squash on whether you're standing halfway down the aisle or at the very end. Take a dive through those sweaty bodies and use up all available space, before someone (read: me) passive-aggressively asks you to move down.
Neither of the kids seems traumatised by their first day at Straddlewick; we heave sighs of relief. Then, at tooth-brush-time, Emma says Sean was called names by an older boy in the playground.
Having always lived in places where, by and large, we fit in, cycling through China, where we couldn't have stuck out more if we'd tried, was an eye-opening, life-changing experience. We'll never forget it.
It is a well-known fact that people are often brought together by the love of a particular sport, and skiing is no exception. Having hobbies in common is one of the things that can cement a relationship, make it grow, and make it stronger.
From our very own Bournemouth to Paris and Mexico, guests can enjoy chocolate breakfasts, cocktails and even chocolate body treatments at these carefully selected establishments.
It seems there is money to be made in counterfeiting any product - even cheese is fair game - I wonder if you've ever tried gorgonzola that's actually not the real deal and how would you know? The creamy blue-veined pasteurised cow's milk cheese is one of the most famous and copied Italian blue cheeses in the world.
I made Limoges my base for the trip, with its long and rich history there is enough to hold any visitor's attention and there are plenty of restaurants to satisfy the most avid gourmet. Also, despite the fact that our own Black Prince massacred the city's population in 1370, I got a warm and friendly welcome.
Within minutes of arriving in Hong Kong, I was told my home town of Shanghai was only 'almost as good' as this former British colonial town. I wasn't surprised by the comment. The Chinese are very competitive when it comes to their cities and Hong Kong is fighting to maintain her lead over the fast-growing economic hubs of mainland China.
So Friday is Valentine's Day, treasured by loved-up couples, loathed by single souls and forgetful boyfriends. Even in cold, grey (most likely wet) London there are those who'll still get excited for 14 February, despite overpriced menus at restaurants and 'special offers' on flowers outside the station. In London there is plenty to see...