Trips

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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 (one minute drizzly and grey and then blazing sun and blue skies) we made the most of our time by getting out and exploring our…

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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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  • 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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  • Lincolnshire Wolds AONB: A Family Break

    admin December 12, 2018

    I have two very specific memories of Lincolnshire; the first is of driving miles out of our way to a small place called Boston around 11 years ago in order to pick up a gorgeous white kitten; our first real pet as a couple (because…

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  • Northumberland: A Family Break with Ross Holiday Cottages

    admin August 22, 2018

    You wouldn’t believe the number of times I have sat down to try and write this post over the last few weeks but every time I did, I felt as though I wasn’t quite doing our recent trip to Northumberland with Ross Holiday Cottages justice.…

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  • Guernsey: A Short Break with Condor Ferries

    admin June 27, 2018

    Imagine an island which has stunning scenery as far as the eye can see, rugged clifftops and long stretches of sandy beach at almost every turn and you’ve just about summed Guernsey up in a nutshell.  When we were invited to visit the Channel Islands…

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  • Winter Glamping at Caalm Camp, Dorset ǀ Review

    Jess McGlynn January 16, 2018

    You may well ask what we were thinking, agreeing to go glamping in the bitter depths of winter but when we agreed to review a two night stay at the luxury Caalm Camp in Dorset, it was with the express purpose of proving, to ourselves…

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  • A Trip to the Scottish Highlands… ǀ Travel

    Jess McGlynn November 7, 2017

    I think it started when I found myself standing on a heathery hillside, blisteringly cold wind whipping my hair, trying to keep one of my two children in check so they weren’t inadvertently trampled, hand-feeding a wild reindeer who looked as though they’d like nothing…

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