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My first ever camping experience

April 2, 2018 admin 0

Throw back to my bucket list and the time I ticked off camping thanks to our friends letting us tag along…. Loads of my friends had been banging on about camping for years, facebook was full of pictures of everyone and their dog (literally in most cases) camping, but I always failed to see the attraction. You sleep on the floor with a thin bit of material protecting you from the elements, it’s freezing cold, […]

Planning a holiday to Utah

February 6, 2018 admin 4

Last week I admitted that sometimes, just sometimes, when I am meant to be busy writing in my office I find myself online shopping and dreaming of holidays. Well, this time I have taken it a tad further and actually planned an entire family holiday to Utah. Don’t worry, I haven’t actually gone as far as booking this without speaking to my husband (although I am very tempted) but instead I have compiled the ultimate […]

If you haven’t been on a boat in Sydney Harbour, you haven’t lived

January 18, 2018 admin 0

If you haven’t been on a boat in Sydney Harbour, you haven’t lived. It’s true, especially if you live in this amazing city or are just coming for a brief visit. The Sydney Harbor is considered to be the most iconic harbour in the world and it shows. Known as one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, it draws more tourists than any other site in Sydney. Sydney Harbour is fringed with iconic […]

Giveaway – Win a nights stay in a Tipi

May 24, 2017 admin 45

We have an amazing giveaway just for you. You might remember a couple of months ago we went on a mini adventure to the Lake district and surprised the boys by staying in a Tipi, which they thought was absolutely amazing. Well, we have teamed up with the YHA England and Wales to offer you and your family (upto 4 people) a one nights stay in a tipi, so you can have your very own […]

It feels like going home

April 15, 2017 admin 0

Although we do love going abroad as a family, we also love a staycation and with two children we now find that this is a much more cost effective way to holiday and we have just as much fun. We spent (roughly) 24 hours in the Lake District at the start of the week, sleeping in a tipi near Troutbeck, courtesy of YHA Winderemere and we had an amazing time. I love the Lake District, the sheer […]

A mini adventure with YHA

April 14, 2017 admin 2

During the Easter holidays we were lucky enough to be able to fit in a mini adventure to one of our favorite places, the Lake District, which in itself was enough to get the boys excited but what I hadn’t told them was that we would be staying in a tipi, courtesy of the Youth Hostel Association. This I was keeping a surprise until we arrived. I have always been aware of the YHA but it […]

Top tips for a weekend break in Barcelona

March 9, 2017 admin 1

For my mums 50th birthday my brother and I decided to treat her like she treated us for our 21st’s, so we booked a surprise weekend away, just the three of us (hoorah no kids!).   After a lot of deliberation we finally agreed on Barcelona and I am so glad we did. We had the most amazing weekend, full of culture, wine and plenty of laughs. Here are my top tips for a weekend […]