I love walking the coastal paths. You get to see the beaches from a different view and whenever we’re in Cornwall, I’m always stunned by how clear, blue and turquoise the seas actually are.
From the beach you simply can’t always tell how incredible the water truly is. Definitely take a walk up the coastal paths when you see them to appreciate the full beauty of the Cornish sea and the stunning coastal views.
Today I walked a short coastal path from Daymer Beach to Brea Beach in Cornwall. Including walking across Daymer beach from their carpark, the walk there and back was around 3km. If you don’t have a lot of things to carry then it was much quieter at Brea Beach and not far at all.
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On Sunday we visited The Farm Animal Sanctuary in Evesham, Worcestershire UK. We wanted a family day out and Ben thought it would be good for the kids to see some animals somewhere, but we have decided not to continue supporting questionable zoos. Instead I Googled for a nearby animal sanctuary for us to support instead and discovered The Farm Animal Sanctuary. Perfect!
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Being self-employed and working online is great, it means I can work from almost anywhere at any time. However, running a self-employed business is not without its challenges and one of these is there never being any time off. Sure, I can actually decide to take a week off, but I’ll lose a week’s pay and the chance to apply for any freelance work that pops up that week, so really I could lose even more than one week’s pay. This means that whenever we are travelling, on holiday or on the road, I also need to work.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, even more people are finding they are able to work remotely. Employers are allowing staff to work from home, which is giving more people the chance to work from wherever they choose. Perhaps you are not self-employed like me, but you can work from home and have realised you can also work on the road whilst exploring new places. But how can you work remotely effectively whilst travelling or on a road trip?
Read on for some top tips for how to work remotely effectively.
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Guernsey is the second largest island of the Channel Islands full of beautiful countryside and coastline. It’s a beautiful holiday destination not far from the UK which is not actually part of the UK as it self-governs, but it’s said to feel very British. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway with your better half to Guernsey or you are lucky enough to live on this island already and need some inspiration for a date idea, here are some of the best things to do in Guernsey for couples.
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At the weekend we camped for two nights at Lynmouth Holiday Retreat in Exmoor National Park, North Devon. We stayed in our Mazda Bongo campervan and went to see both Lynmouth and Lynton. Here is my travel photo diary so you can see what we got up to and just how beautiful the scenery in Lynton and Lynmouth is.
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For those who travel often, minimising and packing light is a must. If you’re moving from location to location then you really don’t want to be lugging round more than you need to. Another hurdle when it comes to packing for travellers is packing for all four seasons. Travelling the world, or part of the world, can mean going from season to season, or at least climate to climate. If you’re trying to pack light then it can be a challenge if you need winter and summer clothes and everything in-between. That’s where genius clothing innovations like the GAMMA graphene infused all-climate jacket can help. Read on to learn why GAMMA by Wear Graphene is the perfect travel jacket.
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For half term we were meant to be in the Lake District; a holiday I had been waiting for as Ben, my husband, is from the Lake District and spent the first half of his childhood there, but I am yet to go. However, it was cancelled only two weeks before the summer half term as there was a water leak in the property we were staying in. They were unable to repair all the damage in time for our stay, so refunded us our money.
It was only a couple of weeks until the half term and with travel abroad still banned, EVERYONE in the UK was going on holiday to the UK. It was short notice to book somewhere and I was up until the early hours searching for a week away that didn’t cost the Earth!
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On Friday evening we drove to Cheddar in Somerset for camping at Bucklegrove Campsite with the kids. Their first request when lockdown was easing was to go camping! We also went to see Cheddar Gorge for the first time. Neither Ben or I had been before, even though we only live around one and a half hour away. Read on to learn things to do in Cheddar Gorge with kids, see the walk we did in Cheddar with absolutely amazing views and also check out where we ate.
But first, things didn’t really get off to a great start for our camping trip away…
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According to Bloomberg the pandemic has kick started a motorcycle boom! Sales of motorcycles had been increasing year on year, even before the pandemic and current events only intensified this increase. Year on year sales were raising 11% since 2010, but in 2020 there was a whopping 31% increase in sales compared to 2019.
It’s a huge jump and I’m certain the pandemic played a large part. Let’s take a look at 5 possible reasons why motorcycle sales are booming and probably won’t slow down any time soon.
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We had a kid-free 24 hours over the bank holiday weekend and had planned to paint our block paving driveway, however the weather forecast had patches of rain and we needed a full 24 hours rain-free and warm for the paint to dry. So, not wanting to be stuck at home for a weekend when we had the opportunity to get away, we booked a last minute night away on Airbnb to Swansea to explore more of the wonderful Gower!
The Gower is around two and a half hours drive so it’s not too far for a quick one night stay. It’s also stunning and provides the perfect scenery for long walks, talks, ideas and clearing of the mind – much needed after the year we’ve had. It was great to get away from our home too where we have felt so trapped in recent times.
There were no stays left in Gower, but Swansea had a few choices and I decided to spoil us with one of the best looking. It was our ten year anniversary earlier in the year during lockdown and we couldn’t do anything to celebrate, so this was my excuse!
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