Author Archives: mariekreft

Feature on Norfolk in Real Family Travel

I’ve got a feature in August 2013′s special coastal edition of Real Family Travel, the brilliant iPad magazine based in the US. My piece is on five magical things to do with your family in Norfolk, England. You can subscribe … Continue reading

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The travel writer who doesn’t travel. Or write.

This is not going to be me! It could be me … Vincent has reached that challenging age where everything must be climbed, poked, squished or thrown. Steve’s in the thick of his MA dissertation. Our Little Donkey house (which … Continue reading

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Pas-de-Calais: a cheat’s holiday

For my birthday in October Steve booked us a week’s holiday in a cottage in a rural French village called Tortefontaine, just over an hour’s drive from the ferry terminal at Calais. Until then, the very name Calais conjured up … Continue reading

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Three travel articles in Motherhood magazine

I’m delighted to have been commissioned by Motherhood magazine to write three articles for its ‘Travel with Kids Guide’ this month – about flying in pregnancy and holidays with small children. Did you know all Singapore Airlines’ cabin crew are … Continue reading

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Herefordshire with a babe in arms

Me, my husband and our baby on a self-catering week in Aylton, near Ledbury. It wasn’t the most ambitious of holidays. One of the leaflets in our rented cottage was for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens … less than five miles … Continue reading

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Searching for Shuttle: whale-watching in Nova Scotia

As the Mega Nova fishing boat carries me and a dozen other hopeful whale-watchers into the Bay of Fundy, our chance of seeing whales feels slim. Brier Island, where we boarded, has been snarled in fog since the evening before. … Continue reading

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Legflaps

I was coming down with a cold. My throat felt raw and my forehead was burning. Determined not to miss out on a single hour in Chengdu, I dragged myself around the city alongside Steve, slurping giant bowls of hot … Continue reading

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Busy

Apologies for the lack of updates … I’m in the final editing stage of my book (and soon to be working with a talented Birmingham-based illustrator called Ian Dodds) and of course very busy with Vincent. Baby V, Steve and … Continue reading

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Prey

As I pushed Vincent’s pram towards the bus stop for the 11C to Harborne, all kinds of horrific scenarios were running through my mind. Pram wheels get trapped between bus and kerb, baby falls out, driver pulls away … I … Continue reading

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Fast food

Steve, Vincent and I were taking a Sunday jolly in Stratford-upon-Avon. It was 22 April and Shakespeare’s birthday celebrations were underway in his home town – a point entirely lost on the bloke we overheard outside Costa Coffee on Bridge … Continue reading

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