Cornwall with kids: Porthluney Beach

On our recent trip to Cornwall we managed a quick stop at Porthluney Beach. See our photos and videos at the end of this blog post of Porthluney Beach.

Porthluney Beach

The day we went to Porthluney Beach was very wet and windy. Typically we had a storm that lasted two and a half days during our Cornwall holiday with high winds and heavy rain. It was non stop for nearly half our holiday!

We managed around 30 minutes on Porthluney Beach before we were all absolutely drenched, even with waterproofs and wellies! Continue reading “Cornwall with kids: Porthluney Beach”

Visiting Hemmick Beach in Cornwall with kids

In this blog post I will share our visit to Hemmick Beach in Cornwall and photos.

On our recent holiday to Cornwall with kids we visited some beaches we have never been to before in Cornwall.  That was my plan for this trip.  We’ve been to Cornwall around three or four times before and we usually go back to the same places each time: Portholland, Newquay and Perranporth.

There’s always good reason as Ben has family friends in Portholland that practically live on the tiny beach on one side, and his grandparents were from Perranporth and there’s a bench up above the beach that is dedicated to them.  I love the beaches at Newquay and there’s lots to see and do, so we tend to go there too.  Of course it’s lovely to visit these places, but as I keep saying to Ben about travelling – every time we visit the same place, we lose a chance to see somewhere new.  Life is short and I want to see as many places as possible! Continue reading “Visiting Hemmick Beach in Cornwall with kids”

Visiting Pentewan Sands Beach in Cornwall with kids

This October we went to Cornwall for one week with our kids ages seven and four years. We explored lots of beaches including Pentewan Sands Beach which is a privately owned beach in front of Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. I’ll share our thoughts of the beach and then all the photos at the end of the blog post. Continue reading “Visiting Pentewan Sands Beach in Cornwall with kids”

Reasons to visit Liverpool

According to a recent study, 40% of millennials choose their travel destinations based on how ‘Instagrammable’ they are.  It was ranked the most important factor when it comes to travel for those under 33 years of age.

With this in mind, Liverpool ONE has launched a #VIPliverpool campaign, that’s ‘Very Instagrammable Places’ in Liverpool.  They absolutely love the city and have provided information on the most Instagram-worthy places in the city.

In this blog post I am going to explore some of the best reasons to visit Liverpool and where you can find the most Instagram worthy photo locations. Continue reading “Reasons to visit Liverpool”

Europe family road trip day 6 – 11 hour Netherlands coastal scenic drive from Germany to Belgium

Day six was a BIG driving day. It would only be just over six hours to drive from Soltau in Germany to Wingene in Belgium which is where our Airbnb was, but Ben fancied a scenic route along the bridges, water and coast in the Netherlands.  Our journey from Germany to Belgium took ELEVEN hours in total! Continue reading “Europe family road trip day 6 – 11 hour Netherlands coastal scenic drive from Germany to Belgium”

Snowdonia National Park with kids – 3 day travel diary & photos – Cadair Idris, Aberdovey, Harlech Castle

In the recent Easter holidays we ticked something off my 2019 travel bucket list which was to visit Snowdonia National Park.  We stayed in Machynlleth which is in the Dyfi Valley at the southern tip of the park.  In this blog post I will share what we did for three days with kids in Snowdonia, Wales.

You may remember me saying in this recent blog post that I was hoping to book a last minute sunny holiday abroad for a week in the Easter holidays.  I had hoped so, but Ben’s work is making potentially 20% of staff redundant in May and regardless of this he wants to go self-employed making handmade rustic furniture and as a handyman in Gloucester so we decided it would be better to not spend so much money on a holiday right now and to have a shorter UK break.

We booked a three night stay at a self-catering apartment which I do not want to mention or give any credit to as it was awful.  I wouldn’t return to the accommodation, but I definitely would return to Snowdonia as it’s absolutely beautiful.  We barely scratched the surface in three days, but we were so impressed with the places we did visit and see.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the biggest mountain which is Snowdon, but of course that means we just have to return to explore more another time!

Here’s what we got up to for three days with a four year old and a six year old in tow… Continue reading “Snowdonia National Park with kids – 3 day travel diary & photos – Cadair Idris, Aberdovey, Harlech Castle”

A few hours in Weston-super-Mare

For Mother’s Day on Sunday we went on a short family trip to Weston-super-Mare. Weston is the closest beach to our home in Gloucestershire, around a one hour drive.

Weston-super-Mud!

As a child we used to always call it Weston-super-Mud!  It’s not the prettiest of beaches and the tide always seems to be out for miles resulting in sludgy sand and the water colour when it is in is very murky brown – hence jokingly calling it mud!

If you love the typical British tourist beach, however, then Weston beach has everything you need.  We spent just a few short hours there on Sunday and managed to squeeze in a few standard touristy things even though we were freezing. Continue reading “A few hours in Weston-super-Mare”

My top 10 honeymoon destinations

Ben and I never went on a honeymoon.  Boo-hoo I hear you cry!  We didn’t do the traditional wedding thing at all really.   I always dreaded the thought of walking down an aisle having everyone stare at me and having to say vows in front of a huge audience, so instead we did our own much more relaxed style wedding.  We had a Wedfest in our own garden! Continue reading “My top 10 honeymoon destinations”