Travel: Exploring Oxford & the Jurys Inn Hotel

Last week we hot-footed it up the A23, past London and on to Oxford. Oxford is a city that I have always wanted to explore, I have vague recollections of visiting it as a young teenager on a day out with my Dad but I honestly can’t remember what we did or where we went! I’ve read a few books…

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Travel: Mundesley Beach in Norfolk

Last Monday we spent the morning at Mundesley Beach on the Norfolk Coast. A gorgeous expanse of sandy beach, multi coloured bold, beautiful beach huts and a gently sloping shore, perfect for paddling! In all honesty there’s not a lot more to say about it other than the kids loved it! We arrived around 10am and it wasn’t at all…

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Travel: A Literary London Itinerary

It’s no secret that I love London. It’s my favourite city to visit though I don’t think I’d want to live there, especially not with two young kids! I was born there though, and I think that helps me feel tied to it in some way. I love reading history books about London, or historic novels set there and one…

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Lavender Loving

On Monday last week, I bundled the kids in the car and drove up to the outskirts of London to find Mayfield Lavender Fields. Now I may be succumbing to a cliched ‘instamum’ fad but who cares! I wanted pretty pictures of my adorable offspring sat amongst the lavender! Little did I know the little blighters would do as much…

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Go Ape Alice Holt – Review & Video!

Who’d have thought you could have so much fun attached to some wires with metal hooks swinging amongst the trees? Well you can, and I did at Go Ape Alice Holt on the Hampshire/Surrey border. The course is celebrating it’s tenth year and I was invited along to give it a go! Now I had done Go Ape once before,…

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Travel: Riverside Cottage in Hampshire

Down a leafy lane in Hampshire round a bend in the road a yurt will come into view, with lavender fields beyond. Behind you, there’s a thatched cottage, nestled in amongst a large and lovely garden. Over the lane is a private stretch of river, peaceful and serene.  Riverside Cottage is where I spent two days and nights last week,…

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Travel: Camping in Rye & Camber Sands

The weekend before last we packed our camping gear and drove off to Rye on Friday one Sam had finished work. The Monday before we’d decided we should make the most of Sam having a weekend off work, plus it was Fathers Day that Sunday! We roped in our friends to come with us and met them half way there…

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Travel: Bluestone Wales – Everything you need to Know

Family time is so important to us, we don’t get to spend as much time together as the average family due to shift work so when we get the chance to have uninterrupted family time we grab it with both hands! When it’s somewhere like Bluestone Wales that is completely geared towards families then even better! We just spent four days…

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