Days Out: Go Boat London

London is a city that I think you can never tire of, there is always so much to see and do and it is ever changing – though thankfully there is still a lot of history to explore and learn about. Obviously the Thames is London’s most famous waterway, and I’ve done trips along there before but last weekend we…

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Days Out: Ightham Mote, National Trust Kent

We spent a weekend away a couple of weeks ago, staying in Kent to see Santa at Leeds Castle but wanted to find something else locally to do, and Ightham Mote was a national trust property we’d not visited before! It was cold and crisp but lovely day and we wandered around the grounds doing a little Victorian Christmas trail, where…

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Travel: A weekend in the Lake District with Sally’s Cottages

I really needed last weekend after a stressful few weeks; comfortable surroundings to relax in, stunning scenery to enjoy and a group of lovely people to spend time with. Also, no kids! I spent the weekend with eight lovely ladies, many who I knew well and a couple of people I’d not met before – but by the end of…

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Travel: Loch Ness Cruise, Urquhart Castle and Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

We started off our morning after a hot cup of tea sat on the decking overlooking the gorgeous views talking about our night the night before, where we managed to stay up till gone 1am drinking rosé and playing Cards Against Humanity…  then it was time for a gorgeous cooked breakfast thanks to Laura and we were ready to hit…

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Travel: Eagle Brae, Scottish Highlands

There is nothing quite like the peacefulness and sense of calm that washes over you the further you head into the Scottish Highlands, the air feels different, the light is different and it is just wonderful. I spent part of last week staying in the luxurious Aquila, one of the traditional log cabins at Eagle Brae. Now when I say…

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Travel: Two days in Brighton with Jurys Inn

Brighton is amazing, I love it as a city so much; it’s vibrant, unique, there is so much to do and I’ll never get bored of it. It’s just a shame that having kids meant we were priced out of the market when it came to buying in the city! I lived right in the city centre for most of…

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Blog takeover: 3 great places to visit in Northampton

    The fourth in this weeks ‘blog takeover’ whilst I’m having some time off for my birthday is a post from Lauren aka The Helpful Hiker… Northampton might not strike you as the most obvious place for enjoying outdoor adventures, however this town has some unexpected gems. I know I’m biased as it’s my hometown, but hopefully I can…

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Blog Takeover: 3 things to do in Peterborough

I’ve got another guest blogger posting for me today, with three places to visit in her hometown of Peterborough! Over to Jaymee… Hi My name is Jaymee! I am a mum of 3 boys, Jack (7), Oliver (5) and Arthur (3) I have a husband too and a pet Snake Conan. My blog The Mum Diaries (www.TheMumDiaries.co.uk) is an insight…

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