Tracey Spicer: Age discrimination is real

It was trip to the shops, much like any other. The trolley was pregnant with produce: leafy greens, pink ladies, and shiny strawberries. The kids were fighting over counter treats, as I fantasised about escaping to a deserted island. Suddenly,…

I don’t give a flying funk what you think about me.

I’m having a marvellous midlife crisis. It involves wrapping my hands around something long and hard. (Minds out of the gutter: this is not another confession.) Behold my electric guitar. As you can tell from the t-shirt, my musical tastes haven’t…

Travelling with children: passports may not be enough

It’s getting harder to travel with children – and not just because of the incessant whining. Some countries are putting in place strict requirements regarding identification, following a spate of abductions. Take South Africa, for example. Immigration authorities have noticed…

Tips for family adventure holidays with children

The kids are crouched under a tree, festooned with goats. These ungulates look ugly, but they produce a priceless product for the beauty industry: argan oil. Experiencing different cultures will open your kids’ minds to life outside their own world.…