Family time in Sorrento – culture, dining gluten and dairy free and enjoying swings in a cafe!

Family holiday to Sorrento - A Free From Life

Our latest trip with the children took us to Italy, to Sorrento on the beautiful Amalfi coast. Having been there as a couple, many moons ago, we wanted the kids to experience the rich history of the area. They are now at an age where they appreciate a bit of… Continue reading »

Jersey – an island of unappreciated beauty

Jersey, Channel Islands - A Free From Life

What better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than relaxing on an (almost deserted) beach on an idyllic island. A deserted beach in the middle of tourist season? How can that be possible? There is nothing wrong with this beach, in fact the opposite. Jersey is stunning and has… Continue reading »

Travelling with Food Intolerances – The Ups and Downs of In-Flight Meals

Airlines traveller's guide to In-Flight Meals - A Free From Life

I know from experience what it’s like when an airlines messes up on the meal you ordered. My son, who cannot eat dairy or gluten, was given a child’s meal by mistake (a dairy and gluten fest) on a flight to America last year. There was no alternative for him,… Continue reading »

Visit to Nostell Priory – National Trust, West Yorkshire

Nostell Priory National Trust - A Free From Life

On last week’s visit to see my family in West Yorkshire, we were hoping for better weather than what we ended up with. I took my National Trust membership card in the hope of getting out and about to see some of the local area and I thought that I… Continue reading »

Family Days Out in London – Greenwich & the Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark - A Free From Life

I love living┬ánear London. Within half an hour, we can be at one of three major stations – London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross, from which we can get to most major tourist areas. On Monday, I took two of my three kids to Greenwich to see the Cutty… Continue reading »

Family Holiday in Limassol, Cyprus

A Cyprus family holiday - Elias Beach hotel -

This year we chose the Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus for our annual family holiday. By family I mean all thirteen of us, from the youngest at aged six to the oldest at 72. It’s normally difficult enough as it is to choose accommodation that suits the five of… Continue reading »

City Breaks with the Kids – New York

City breaks with the kids - New York -

My husband and I really wanted to go to New York for his fortieth Birthday last year and we were originally planning to go on our own. But then we had a change of heart. Our kids are aged ten, seven and five now. They can walk unaided, are fully… Continue reading »