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Pregnant City Girl

Ex City Trader turned slightly older, discerning, sometimes perfectionist Mummy to two gorgeous, mischievous little boys.

I am/was a 'high-flying' City trader Once a 'high-flying' City trader (still working, just flying a little lower of my own free will!) I started writing an anonymous blog having found out after a gruelling second round of IVF that I was pregnant. Having spent just over 15 years, straight out of university, working in the City as an Equity Trader, living life minute by minute in a high-pressure, aggressive, male-dominated environment ,as well as being (comes with a job) an accomplished party animal, my life has changed. For the first time in my life I don't need to be on the trading floor by 6.30am. So, I decided to start writing a blog. I now write about the luxury lifestyle that I covet; from food to fashion, home to travel. Find me at

Park Hotel Cala di Lepre - Capo d'Orso

The Park Hotel Cala di Lepre in Capo d'Orso really does offer the full package and is a real fave for me. On the North East coast of Sardinia, gorgeous views over the Costa Smeralda, this 4* hotel is another of my top picks as a family option.
29/09/2017 10:48 BST

Hotel Valle dell'Erica - Family-Friendly Relaxation In Sardinia

We are heading home from Sardinia. Seven days of bliss. It went in a flash. A testament to where we were. For the first trip in ages I relaxed from the outset. I normally take a day or two to acclimatise, the critic in me finds little niggles that I need to let go off before settling in.
21/08/2017 14:23 BST

Family Summer Holidays In The Mountains - Kinderhotel Post, Unken

I've got a secret to tell. Only to a few of you, not to everyone. I don't want everyone knowing this and making it impossible to book but I do want some recognition for finding the best thing since sliced bread for families! They don't advertise in the UK, so most are in the dark about what really is on offer for summer mountain holidays with children - especially very young ones
17/08/2017 16:32 BST

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Sardinia And Why I Love It!

Many people expect Sardinia to be a carbon copy of mainland Italy - wrong! I'm a lover of and frequenter of both places but don't confuse the two whatever you do! Taking my family there for a third year running I thought it might be nice to let others know what really sets Sardinia apart in my eyes.
04/05/2017 14:24 BST

Family Skiing In Spring - Hotel Felsenhof, Flachau

Family hotels need to exist more throughout Europe but until they do, I suggest doing your research well, sticking to the ones with the facilities and getting some well-earned relaxation and fun all round. This is even more important for the skiers where you simply can't be in two places at once.
27/04/2017 14:52 BST

The Pier At Harwich - Gatronomic Boutique Hotel In Essex!

We're staying at The Pier in Harwich. Great not only for its seafood but for its proximity to lots to do and see - you can literally pick oysters up on the beach around the corner if you so desired or drive the twenty minutes to Frinton
26/08/2016 12:59 BST

Sardinia - My Top Picks for Summer

As you may have gathered, I am a bit obsessed with Sardinia of late. This may have something to do with my choosing it last year as a holiday destination and then deciding to go back again this year with our new fourth family member - baby Gabriel (no angel, believe you me - he sleeps far too little for that!).
19/04/2016 11:41 BST

Room with a View - Thurlestone Hotel - Devon

I looked and looked for somewhere on or near a beach with a pool, not as far as Cornwall and with great reviews and facilities for kids. Not easy as it goes. I'm a very difficult customer and look for super-high standards. I don't want to compromise on anything; we need good food, luxurious rooms, great service plus all of the above.
08/07/2015 22:41 BST