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Afternoon tea at Inglewood Manor

November 30, 2018 admin 0

This week I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to Inglewood Manor for one the most quintessential of English customs, afternoon tea, and I was delighted to be able to attend. I have wanted to visit Inglewood Manor for a long time but until now had never had the chance, so as you can imagine I was excited to get the opportunity to go and have a look around for myself. Inglewood Manor is perfectly […]

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10 top tips for renting your first house

June 7, 2018 admin 0

My husband, then boyfriend, and I rented our first home together when we were only 18 and looking back I realise what a huge responsibility it was choosing to run our own home instead of moving into the student accommodation and at 18 there is no surprise that we made a few mistakes along the way. So here are our 10 top tips for renting your first house. 1. Find out what is included in […]

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Two nights glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the YHA

June 4, 2018 admin 8

During the May half term my family and I were lucky enough to get the opportunity to go glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA). We have stayed with the YHA a couple of times now and really love their range of alternative accommodation that is available across the country so were excited to get the chance to try out the bell tents this time.   We chose to go glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Would you ever stay in a youth hostel?

November 24, 2015 admin 1

The youth hostel association got in touch with me and asked if my family and I would like to review one of their youth hostels, any one we could choose. I dismissed the idea immediately, I’m not a snob by any stretch of the imagination but I had no intentions of taking my children to a grubby run down youth hostel full of all sorts of strange individuals sharing one large room.  Out of curiosity […]