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


  1. MidlifeSinglemum - April 17, 2013 reply

    haha – that’s great because you wouldn’t want to leave anyone behind!

  2. mummyslittlemonkey - April 17, 2013 reply

    Only thing is, I’ll have to be careful not to buy too much on holiday, or I might have to leave one of the kids behind. Or: I could post them back via Royal Mail. 😉

  3. Jennifer Howze - April 17, 2013 reply

    The suitcase looks cool. Are the children sold separately? Also, LOVE your cityscape wallpaper!

  4. Such a cool suitcase, love the colour!

  5. mummy matters - April 21, 2013 reply

    I love the cottage it looks idyllic, i bet you will have a lovely time. Love the suitcase too, bright colours are so much nicer than dull black ones!!

  6. mummyslittlemonkey - May 5, 2013 reply

    It’s hard to find the right time, isn’t it @Hayley Howard you want them to be old enough to remember some of it! x

  7. mummyslittlemonkey - May 5, 2013 reply

    Children come free with the suitcase, but we have a very strict no-returns policy. 😉

  8. mummyslittlemonkey - May 5, 2013 reply

    Isn’t it fab? That shade of orange is one of my favourite colours. x

  9. mummyslittlemonkey - May 5, 2013 reply

    Cottage looks AMAZING!! Can’t wait to go. And the orange colour is fab; at least we’ll never miss it on the baggage carousel x

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