Cotswold Wildlife Park review

Yesterday we went to Cotswold Wildlife Park for what is turning into an annual family tradition!  In this blog post I will share my honest review of Cotswold Wildlife Park for 2019 and lots of photos of the animals we saw. Continue reading “Cotswold Wildlife Park review”

Tips for visiting floating markets in Thailand

This is a collaborative post.

Thailand is a tropical paradise with so much to offer the tourist, including a colourful and unique culture that represents proud and very hospitable people. While there are many places to visit, Thailand is perhaps best known for its unique floating markets, which have been in place for centuries on the many canals and waterways that run through the country. Traditionally, fish were transported from the sea to be sold at floating markets, along with a diverse selection of herbs, spices, vegetables and fruit.

It is not surprising why visiting the country’s floating markets are in almost every traveller’s mind. Buying goods from floating boats and while on board a little boat yourself is truly an unforgettable experience. There is a wealth of exotic fruits and savoury Thai snacks to choose from, and even hot Thai dishes that are made to order.

Below are some tips to keep in mind for a wonderful floating market experience. Continue reading “Tips for visiting floating markets in Thailand”

Why Spain is a great holiday destination for families

Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations of all time, as it is a great place for both enjoying the beach in hot sun and getting involved in many different activities. Besides that, due to the large size of the mainland, Spain’s landscape changes quite a bit in different sides of the country, which means that visiting again can be like visiting a whole new country.

The best part about Spain, however, is that you can plan a whole family holiday there without breaking the bank. And if you are still not sure whether it is the right place to take your family to, here are some main reasons why Spain is a great family holiday destination: Continue reading “Why Spain is a great holiday destination for families”

How to stay fit while travelling

Going on holiday is often a chance to take a break from the norm and relax our strict diet rules and exercise regime a little, but as part of a healthy lifestyle it is still important to stay fit on a holiday.  Plus, if you’re a regular gym bunny like me then you might get too bored sat around doing nothing so you’ll actually be craving ways to exercise whilst on vacation!

It’s actually pretty easy to stay fit while travelling and sometimes even easier!

In this blog post I will explore ways to stay fit and exercise while you are travelling. Continue reading “How to stay fit while travelling”

Summer may be over, but here’s why you should always wear sunglasses

One thing I always make sure I pack when I go on holiday is a pair of sunglasses.  In fact, I always get excited as soon as it’s spring-time and my sunglasses come out of hiding.  I usually have tired eyes from working too late and the kids either waking me up in the night or super early, so it’s great to feel more confident in my shades and hide my eyes!

I always feel like it’s acceptable to wear my sunglasses all the time in the spring and summer, but I hide them away in the winter months.  This is definitely something I need to get over as UV sunglasses aren’t just there to stop me squinting in the sun, but they also play a vital role in protecting our eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

The importance of sunglasses

 

The importance of sunglasses goes far beyond being a cool summer fashion accessory that make us look and feel great.  They’re not only to be packed for our summer vacations, but should be worn throughout the year to benefit our eye health.

Here’s why you should always make sure you pack your UV sunglasses when travelling, and even when you’re not. Continue reading “Summer may be over, but here’s why you should always wear sunglasses”

UK Vegan Campout 2019 review

I’m back with another UK Vegan Campout Review following my review from last year when we went to UK Vegan Campout as a family.  This year, in 2019, we went kid-free, so just me and my husband Ben so it was a different experience.  I’ll share my thoughts with you today and lots of great photos from UK Vegan Campout 2019! Continue reading “UK Vegan Campout 2019 review”

Pittville Park, Cheltenham: free things to do with kids in Gloucestershire

One of our favourite free things to do with kids in Cheltenham is a visit to Pittville Park.  It’s a place I went as a youngster and now I enjoy taking my own children too!  It’s only now as an adult that I realise quite how amazing this park is.  We live in Gloucester now and there’s nothing quite like it here.

Walking around Pittville Park with my children yesterday, I really noticed quite how beautiful it is.  I lived in the centre of Cheltenham town for just under 10 years from my late teens through to my mid-twenties and I definitely took the park for granted and never made the most of it. Continue reading “Pittville Park, Cheltenham: free things to do with kids in Gloucestershire”

Skenfrith Castle, National Trust

On Saturday it was Ben’s Dad’s 70th birthday.  We didn’t actually know it was his 70th, but we did know it was his birthday!  I did ask Ben how old his Dad was and he had no idea, so we had to ask.  For a treat, we picked up his Dad and wife and took them to explore 13th century Skenfrith Castle with us. Continue reading “Skenfrith Castle, National Trust”

Stonehenge: my review of this ancient wonder of the world

Today was our four year wedding anniversary and we wanted to mark the occasion by doing something special, but also affordable. We’re saving the last of our spending money this month for U.K. Vegan Campout, so we’re very aware that every penny we spend right now is less spending money on amazing vegan junk food in a couple of weeks!

With full tanks of fuel we just needed an idea of where to go and that wasn’t hard as I was keen to tick another item off my 2019 bucket list and visit Stonehenge!

In this blog post I will share my honest review of Stonehenge and lots of photos.  Continue reading “Stonehenge: my review of this ancient wonder of the world”