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Life At The Airport With No Kids

99% of the time I’m flying with my kids.  In general Mesdames Jetlag & Mayhem (ages 7 and 5) are becoming easier to handle. Yet hanging about at the airport still isn’t that much fun.  There’s almost always a fight about who gets to pull the suitcase, screams of ‘I’m thirsty’ and constant hassling from me about the importance of going to the toilet BEFORE we get on our longhaul flight.  

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Review Of The UK’s Strength Sanctuary

Every now and again we like to post a ‘No Kids’ review.  Whether that’s a romantic anniversary celebration or a trip to a health spa, we all need some time out from the kids every now and then. Jetlag & Mayhem was lucky enough to test out The Strength Sanctuary in Kent, a residential fitness and yoga retreat for women.  

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Blissful, No-Kids In Hampshire At The Wellington Arms

Over to my sister to share with you her fantastic review of the Wellington Arms, a much needed no-kids country escape!

As our Christmas gift to each other this year, we opted for a blissful night in the countryside without the kids.  Who needs a new handbag when you can have a guilt-free boozy dinner followed by a lazy lie-in? 

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Weekend In Iceland: Reykjavik & Beyond

A huge thanks to my sister Georgina for this magical review…

Sometimes you just need a little time away from the Mayhems.

We managed to score three nights away from the kiddies in early October, and headed to Iceland for a long weekend.

Planning the trip

Flights were booked to Keflavik airport (Reykjavik) direct with Easyjet, and car hire through

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6 Things That Annoy Me In A Hotel Room

When you’re staying at a luxury hotel, it should be a pleasure. It shouldn’t be an exercise in annoyance and journey into bad hygiene.  Yesterday I asked ‘what’s the first thing you do when you go into a hotel room?’  For me, it’s a race to check if there are any hairs on the pillow (a legacy of having spent many years living in hotels as a business traveler). 

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