Tin Box Tot and Mr Tin Box Vista sunset
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Tin Box Traveller Diaries: June 2016

I think June has to have been my favourite month of 2016 so far. From 1st June when we boarded a flight to Barcelona right up to the last week when I attended the Britmums #BML16 conference, it has been a blast! Here’s a taster of what the Tin Box family got up to in June:

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Tin Box Tot and Mr Tin Box Vista sunset

  • If you follow me on social media or read the blog regularly I would like to say sorry (sort of) for all the cruise spam. In case you missed it we started our month flying to Barcelona to meet Carnival Vista – Carnival Cruise Line’s new flagship. I’ll keep it short here…we had a great time.
  • On either side of our cruise we were able to see some of the sights of Barcelona. We stayed two nights at Hotel Leonardo and saw Park Guell, Las Ramblas, Barcelona Beach and Aquarium Barcelona.


  • After the cruise we had a few weeks at home during which it was just me and the girls. Mr Tin Box was off hiking and biking in the Breacon Beacons with work and we amused ourselves with a couple of days out in Devon (see Adventures).
  • The girls have really been enjoying swimming and are becoming very confident in the water, which is a pleasure to see.
  • Speaking of personal developments, Tin Box Baby is now walking. This has made me reconsider her blogging persona, but I’ve come to the decision that ‘Baby’ is a good title for at least a few more years.
  • The last week of the month I was blogging and working in Hampshire and London. I spent 11 hours on trains, two nights in a hotel and three nights enjoying being looking after by my mum – lovely! However, by the time it came to hop on the train home I was looking forward to my own bed.
  • While I was away Mr Tin Box took the girls to visit their grandparents and Great Grandma in Hampshire. I was able to meet up with them for an afternoon, which made my trip away a little easier.


  • On one of my days off with the girls we took advantage of the lovely weather and visited Torre Abbey in Torquay. The gardens are lovely at this time of year
  • We also enjoyed a couple of walks with Tin Box Dog in our local woods. The foxgloves were out and it made for so great Instagram pictures.

You can see pictures from all our adventures at a glance on my Instagram account.


Family Travel Bloggers at Britmums Live fringe party

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