Monthly blog overview: March 2018+Giveaway

snowy day 1 March

March. It snowed in my seaside hometown on 1st of March. Snowed!!! Of course, I had to take my baby out so I could take his photos with the snow, his first snow 🙂 By the end of the day it started to rain and all the snow melted away. Just like that. My baby was sick also. He had cold and I wasn’t prepared for that, for him to have a fever and all. It kind of shocked me. Nothing during pregnancy and labour frightened me as much as seeing my four and a half month old baby sick. I know, he’s going to be sick a hundred more times but this was the first time and firsts can be scary. On another note he tried his first solid food with success. I was so proud!:) Sorry for all this baby talk.

What else happened this month? We put in the new floors at the end of the month and I finally booked our hotel for our first family trip at the end of May! Can’t wait! We’re going to San Marino! So if you’ve been and have any advice, do share!

On my blog I went down the memory lane and wrote about my visit to Imperial Carriage Museum in Vienna and my day trip to Ipswich among other things. Sometimes I feel like I should stop blogging until I travel again. Well….

How did you spend Easter weekend?

GIVEAWAY of annual subscription of GPSmyCity walking tours & travel article apps

So, I’m sure you’ve already seen/downloaded/ used travel article apps by GPSmyCity. Few of my posts have been converted into such useful travel article apps and if you buy them I get a small percentage (thanks!). If you don’t know anything about these apps, read here. Now, GPSmyCity went one step further and you can get annual subscriptions inside the GPSmyCity app at $12.99/year with full access to all travel articles for 900+ cities worldwide OR at $18.99/year with full access to all walking tours + travel articles covering 1,000+ cities. The subscription offer is currently valid only for iOS (Google Play due to follow suit with Android shortly).  Isn’t that something?

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Monthly blog overview: February 2018

Carnival in Rijeka 2018
Carnival in Rijeka, Croatia

February. I started off the month as a co-host for Monthly Travel Linkup run by Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi, Angie from SilverSpoon London and Polly from Follow Your Sunshine. There’s a new topic and a different co-host every month. I’ve been a co-host once before already. You can check that post here. February’s theme was once in a lifetime experiences. It’s hard not to get jealous when you read about some of the experiences described in those posts. But it doesn’t mean that your experiences aren’t special enough if you haven’t seen the Northern Lights or had a close encounter with a lion. My favourite posts were:Why travelers need to quit the once in a lifetime mentality , Once in a lifetime wildlife destinations and My iconic travel moments. 

February was a fickle month here regarding the weather. It was unusually warm and then it snowed at the end of the month. Luckily, it was sunny and not too cold for the International Carnival Parade in Rijeka so we went with baby V. and saw a couple of masked groups. We didn’t do anything special for Valentine’s Day though. We just ordered in a pizza and gave our baby a bath. We’ve submitted in the papers for baby V.’s ID so we can travel 🙂 As soon as it’s finished we’re taking a day trip to Italy. A proper trip is still being planned, destinations and means of transport weighed in until I can make a final decision.

 What have you done in February?

 Published posts in  February

Once in a lifetime experiences #travellinkup

First Time Flyer? 4 Things You Need To Know

Travel Australia And New Zealand In Ultimate Luxury

Monthly blog overview: January 2018

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Monthly blog overview: January 2018

January. I kept seeing a lot of tweets about how January was the longest month ever. Err..what? Not for me. You know how they say, time flies when you’re having fun. Well, when you’re a new mum time doesn’t fly but it whizzes past you like one of those super-fast Japanese trains. One minute you’re in Tokyo, the other in Osaka. Speaking of Japan, my best friend moved to China. Yes, she and her husband got a job in China and moved there with their baby girl on the last day of 2017. Luckily, they’ll be back for holidays in the summer. But I already miss her so much 😦

What have I done the past month? Spent time with my baby and blogged. Baby V. is changing all the time. He was born with brown hair and then most of his hair fell out and now he’s blonde. And he’s already so big! And he has the most charming smile ever. I thought a lot about travelling as a family. I follow a lot of excellent family travel blogs but to be honest the very idea of travelling with my baby scares me. However, I do plan to travel with baby V. before he turns 1 for sure but all the logistics…omg! I mean, we’ve already been to two Christmas markets and to a neighbouring town (only half an hour drive so..) but longer trips require more preparation.

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Monthly blog overview: December 2017

December. A month of festivities. My friend’s birthday, my 34th birthday, Christmas and now New Year’s..all celebrated for the first time as a family of three ( as a family of four actually, I’m counting the cat too! :)). But it was all a bit exhausting too…I’m still sporting dark circles and under-eye bags due to sleepless nights..However, it’s quite fun to have a baby! We got a lot of cute clothes so I did a proper photo shooting with the Christmas tree and baby V. one day when we were home alone. The photos are so cute! Sorry, I won’t show them to you.

I managed to visit a few Christmas markets! Yay! The most spectacular Christmas lights were on Trsat Castle (see photo in the previous post or on Instagram).

Blog wise, have you noticed that I changed the background colour? I feel like I need to get a new theme but I don’t know which one to use. Also, should I write about my baby? The few pregnancy posts that I wrote actually attracted quite an audience to my surprise so maybe I should write occasionally about baby V. What do you think?

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Monthly blog overview: November 2017

I posted about the Field of Miracles in Pisa

November was all about Him, my baby boy V., since he was born at the beginning of the month. I’d scheduled a couple of posts for late October/early November and actually expected to be brain-dead for at least a month so I was very pleased with myself when I managed to write a post about my baby and then a post about Pisa 🙂  V. is such an adorable baby and he already looks like a proper baby and not a newborn. However, I won’t share a lot of his photos (maybe just one or two where his face isn’t seen ).

December plans for the blog? A few posts. You know what, I’d really like to change my blog’s look, get a new theme perhaps but I don’t know which one. I tried a few but I didn’t like them. Maybe I’m just scared of more changes 🙂

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Monthly blog overview: October 2017

October. A month of waiting for the baby. My due date was end of October but the ultrasound scans showed earlier dates so I was led to believe that I might give birth a bit earlier (not prematurely but definitely before the 40th week). When did my baby boy arrive? Well, this is a scheduled post so I can’t tell you…I wasn’t into blogging much this month so I scheduled a couple of photo posts and a few collaborative posts. But I did read other blogs dutifully as usually 🙂

My best friend went to Hong Kong and China for a business visit because she’s actually moving there next year! Oh! I’ll miss her a lot 😦 But hopefully I’ll be able to visit her at some point during her stay in a city that’s got three times more inhabitants than our entire country 🙂

Do you celebrate Halloween? How was that like?

 Published posts in October

Monthly Blog Overview: September 2017

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 United Arab EmiGREAT: 5 Reasons To Visit Dubai

Sunday Photo: Lisbon 

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Monthly Blog Overview: September 2017

a castle in Ogulin, Croatia that we visited on our babymoon weekend trip

September. It was hard not to notice the weather lately. Natural disasters happening all over the world and heatwaves and wild fires during summer in Croatia and then as soon as September began lots of rain and floods. And then there are still some people who don’t believe in climate changes due to pollution! On a brighter note, I’ve been attending prenatal classes and getting ready for the big day! I’m due very soon!:) Thanks for all your good wishes after I published my pregnancy post!

How did you spend September? What are your news? Let me know in the comments section below 🙂

Published posts in September

 10 photos to inspire you to visit Croatia

Guest Post: Bay Area, California

Monthly blog overview: August 2017

Guest Post: 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit New Zealand

Ultimate Mini Guide: 24 Hours In Bangkok

Pregnancy update: Overview & Final countdown

What To See And Do While In France 

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