Author Archives: mariekreft

Resolutions update

A couple of friends have asked how my resolutions are going. I felt a bit silly for posting them here, but I did it so I couldn’t easily give up on them. So here’s an update. * Driving to Germany … Continue reading

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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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