A Winter Trip to Spain, Day 8: You’re perfectly capable of wiping Jamesie’s bottom Daddy!

Our last visit in Zaragoza is to a supermarket; stocking up on snacks for a longish drive to Puerto de Sagunto,  a destination we've chosen using a family friendly algorithm which calculates the optimum next point at which parents can have lunch with wine. It is easy to forget how fascinating children find the world … Continue reading A Winter Trip to Spain, Day 8: You’re perfectly capable of wiping Jamesie’s bottom Daddy!

A Winter Trip to Spain Days 7 and 8: Why didn’t anyone tell me about Zaragoza?

After a disappointing lunch in Biarritz, I'm in a grumpy mood as we cross the border and head for Zaragoza, an unplanned stopover we've added as a result of our car woes keeping us in France for four extra nights. En route, there is an outbreak of of navigational niggling. Tissy gets berated for not … Continue reading A Winter Trip to Spain Days 7 and 8: Why didn’t anyone tell me about Zaragoza?

A Winter Trip to Spain: Day 5 Part I: Missing Lucy

This is a father’s journal of travelling from the Isle of Islay in Scotland to Spain in February 2019 with my partner and our two little boys: Hugh, who will turn 6 during our trip, and James, who will be four just after we get back to Britain.  Idea is to track the experience of a family road trip, what we see along the way and reflect on some other … Continue reading A Winter Trip to Spain: Day 5 Part I: Missing Lucy