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    Reading Retreat – March 2020

    Jess November 27, 2020

    It is crazy to think that at the start of March I headed off on my much planned out and looked forward to reading retreat at Kirkfield Guest House. At the time, COVID-19 was something we were aware of, certainly, and myself (as host) and Sian (as the B&B owner) took extra precautions and care but we had zero idea of how just a week later the country would enter…

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  • Exploring The Lakes – Buttermere Valley and Lamplugh

    Jess October 1, 2020

    AD – we were gifted our cottage stay by Sally’s Cottages. All thoughts and opinions remain our own. You can’t beat a weekend escaping to The Lakes and our trip to Buttermere and Lamplugh was the exact break we needed. Despite the random mixed weather…

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  • Best Bookshops in Chicago

    admin February 29, 2020

    *This is a sponsored post and some of the links are affiliate if you click through and purchase anything it doesn’t cost you any extra but is a great way to support me and my content. A short while ago I was lucky enough to…

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  • Exploring Edinburgh in Winter

    admin February 1, 2020

    Edinburgh has long been a bucket list destination for me. We’ve crossed the border into Scotland a handful of times; I have fond memories of visiting Glasgow to see family as a young girl, and in 2017 we headed up to the Cairngorms National Park but…

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  • Escape to Lincolnshire This Winter

    admin November 26, 2019

    AD – our trip to the Lincolnshire Wolds was a press trip. We were provided with complimentary accommodation and our food and activities were also covered. All thoughts and opinions remain our own. If you can already feel the pressures of this festive season beginning…

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  • Which Area of the Lake District is Best For Me?

    admin November 22, 2019

    *AD – This is a collaborative post* Planning a Lake District trip is never quite as easy as it first might seem – there are loads of different places to visit, lots of sights to see and activities to do, and a huge selection of…

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  • Mandrakes: A Magical Experience – Review

    admin November 4, 2019

    As mum to two solid Harry Potter fans (who am I kidding; I’m also pretty keen on being a Ravenclaw!) you can imagine our delight when we heard about a HP themed cafe opening up just a short drive away…practically on our doorstep! Mandrakes: A…

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  • 24 Hours in Paris

    admin October 30, 2019

    24 hours may not seem like a long time to explore a city but when you have determination on your side…anything is possible! Before this past summer I hadn’t been to Paris since I was a child; and my lasting memory is of heavy rain,…

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  • Relaxing in the South of France

    admin September 21, 2019

    I find myself caught in an interesting place; over the last few years it is possible to have heard me say, in a faux-snobbish way, that I would find it difficult to return to the same place again and again when there are so many…

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  • Guernsey, Channel Islands – A Revisit

    admin September 7, 2019

    *In exchange for this blog post our ferry journeys to Guernsey, and to St Malo, were provided by Condor Ferries. We were also gifted our accommodation in Guernsey. Everything else was paid for by us* Our trip to Guernsey in 2018 is something that we…

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  • Blue Planet Aquarium – A Birthday Trip

    admin July 9, 2019

    When you have a little boy who is obsessed with sharks and you happen to live less than an hour from Europe’s largest collection of sharks in captivity, a birthday visit to the aquarium is something of a no-brainer. I’m just actually surprised we haven’t…

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