In the days when I had time to read books, and take a long bath, and didn't have to tuck my belly into the waistband of my jeans, I used to travel.
Exploring this fine, wide world of ours was one of the reasons why I left New Zealand, then Australia, before landing in London.
What I loved best was picking a destination from the EasyJet route map, finding the best value fares, and heading off on my own for long weekends. I'd find a cheap guest house, or budget hotel, and spend the next few days wandering around the city, drinking in the sights and sounds.
Then I had kids, and all my jaunts came to a very sudden and abrupt halt. I loved being a Mum, but the wanderlust still bubbled away in me.
Now the girls are racing towards turning 3 and 5. They're not so time intensive, and life isn't quite so manic anymore. I can finally start turning my thoughts back to travelling. Except now I'm thinking of family breaks: trips to Disneyland Paris, lazy summer holidays in an Italian villa *sigh*.
Fate is tickling my itchy feet too: first we got an amazing offer to visit the amazing BOSINVER FARM COTTAGES, in Cornwall, later this year. Can't. Wait.
Then, the other week I was asked if I wanted to try out a family-sized REVELATION suitcase. They've got this fancy new range, and they're not kidding when they say it's lightweight: you could practically tie a string to it, and pass it off as a helium balloon. OK, that's clearly an exaggeration, but you see where I'm going, right?
So we got sent this large one, in funky bright orange. Cool, huh?
And we were assured it was roomy enough to fit the whole family; just perfect for when we go to Cornwall! I know what you're thinking: is it really big enough..?
Yep. The whole family fits in there juuuuuuust fine!
• the antler revelation suitcase was provided for the purpose of review