Whether you’re planning a short overnight stay or a couple of weeks on the open road there are a few essentials you’ll need to function off-grid and be self sufficient in your Mazda Bongo (or… More
When going on holiday you often want to look your best for both day and evening, which may include taking some of your favourite and expensive jewellery with you.
Travelling with jewellery can be a little nerve-wracking, especially if it’s valuable or sentimental, so read on for plenty of tips on how best to travel with your jewellery.Continue reading “Tips for travelling with jewellery”
On Good Friday I had a quick look on Airbnb to see if there were any holidays available for under £100 per night in Devon for the end of the Easter holidays.
The lockdown restrictions were easing as part of the government roadmap out of lockdown and we were allowed to stay in self contained accommodation from 12th April 2021. Yippee!
Amazingly I found a cottage for just £70 per night in Landrake, Cornwall just next to the border of Devon. It was very lucky as there were only two accommodations available in the entire of Devon and Cornwall for the last weekend of the Easter holidays for under £100 per night.
So we nabbed it!Continue reading “3 night family break in Landrake, Cornwall: travel diary + photos”
If you suffer with an allergy, then travelling abroad can feel like quite a daunting process, especially if you are travelling to a country where you don’t speak the language.
To put your mind at ease, I have collated many tips for travelling with allergies so you can relax and enjoy your holiday.
Read on to learn how best to manage travelling with allergies.Continue reading “Tips for travelling abroad with allergies”
On Easter Sunday the weather was surprisingly very warm and sunny. After we had been teased with weather forecasts of potential snow and freezing temperatures, we had planned a family day at home watching movies and eating vegan Easter eggs. However, the weather was so warm we decided to pack a picnic for lunch and venture into the countryside. A place we only just found out about, which is surprisingly close to our home, is the National Trust Ebworth Estate with free parking and access to amazing walks through Cotswolds Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve.Continue reading “National Trust Ebworth Estate + Sheepscombe Common: a family walk + picnic”
If you want to showcase your individuality, there’s no better time to do it than on your wedding day. While many might opt for tradition at such ceremonies, there’s no obligation to do so, which means your day can be anything you want it to be.
In the UK, the ceremony itself needs to take place in a venue approved by the local authority, but there’s nothing stopping you from holding the reception somewhere that means the world to you and your partner.Continue reading “Alternative wedding locations”
Overseas travel might be on pause at the moment, but the summer is looking far more promising. However, our many months spent at home might have made us a little rusty when it comes to preparing for a big trip. So here are the key things to remember to give your next holiday the best chance of running smoothly and being stress-free.Continue reading “How to make sure you’re ready for your next holiday”
You can never get bored on a trip to Brighton, even if you’ve been there a dozen times before. Some things will always stay the same – the famous beach, pier and those lovely colourful beach huts. But there are so many little streets, shops and restaurants to find, not to mention all the fun stuff you can do on and off the water, and you can’t pack it all into one visit.
The great thing is it’s so easy to get to and you can keep going back for more. It only takes an hour on the train from London to travel to Brighton, and the station is right in the city centre, meaning you can get exploring from the word go.Continue reading “Family weekend activities in Brighton”
If you’re living with a physical disability, then you might find things especially tricky when you’re in an unfamiliar place. As such, many disabled people find themselves worried about the prospect of an impending holiday, and dreading certain awkward scenarios. Will the accommodation be able to – well, accommodate – your needs? Is that elevator going to be working when you get there, and will it come with ramps?
Let’s run through a few tips that’ll give you the best possible chance of an enjoyable experience when you’re on your holiday.Continue reading “How to navigate holidays and travel when living with a physical disability”
Have you been dreaming about travel lots whilst in lockdown? I have. Both me and my husband and been dreaming up future travel plans when lockdown is over and we can start exploring the world once more.
Even though we can’t travel right now, it’s been great fun travelling online and discovering new places we can one day explore. Somewhere we’ve never been together is the USA and Florida always looks like a cool place to visit. It’s actually home to one of the largest cities called Jacksonville.
Read on to discover many of the fun outdoor activities that are apparently some of the best places in Jacksonville.Continue reading “Some of the best outdoor places to visit in Jacksonville”
At the end of February we went out for a day trip for the first time in what felt like FOREVER.
We have been in lockdown in the UK since the start of January 2021 and we have not been allowed to leave our local area.
It’s the third lockdown we’ve had and this is probably the toughest as it’s been winter. It’s been freezing cold and we’ve been trapped indoors, had a lack of sun, lack of entertainment, no gym to go to for exercise and escapism, no socialising, the kids have been home the whole time climbing the walls whilst we try to work at the same time… it’s been quite crazy and cabin fever has definitely been setting in… and did I mention it’s been freezing cold?!
Even before this year started we were in lockdown in November and even in December (and for most of 2020) we had restrictions on meeting others, meaning we only met up with one household on Christmas Day indoors and that was it.
Life has certainly been very different and travel plans and days out have totally been put on hold, often leaving us feeling like a prisoner in our own home! We both work from home and have been at home more than ever, day in day out, groundhog day everyday for months on end!
It’s now March and we will be allowed to start seeing one other household from the end of the month, then hopefully we can travel again mid-April. The UK will be gradually easing lockdown restrictions, so things won’t be looking normal for quite a while.
But at least the weather will start to improve now, making local walks more enjoyable and appealing for us and the kids. At least if we can get outdoors more often without being freezing we can lift our moods and feel less trapped.
There has literally been no days out or travel for us for months, but we decided to visit Rococo Garden at the end of February which is around 5 miles from our home and as it’s an outdoor attraction it is allowed to be open for local visitors.
It’s the only attraction local to us that we can legally travel to right now and I will share our thoughts on visiting Rococo Garden in February in this blog post and lots of photos too!Continue reading “Visiting Painswick Rococo Garden in February”