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Living History Festival – Weald and Downland Living Museum

Get yourself down to the Living History Museum at the Weald and Downland Living Museum tomorrow - Sunday June 3rd.  And if you're reading this after tomorrow, then put it in your diary for next Summer now! The Weald and Downland Living Museum (formerly Weald and Downland Open Air Museum) is renowned for their living… Continue reading Living History Festival – Weald and Downland Living Museum

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Arundel Castle – West Sussex

Arundel Castle in |west Sussex is a picturesque, fairytale castle - it has everything you can want from a castle and a day out.

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Carters Steam Fair

One of my friends once joked, that I was born in the wrong century and I should have been born in the nineteenth century.  I'm not entirely sure it was actually a joke and probably not far from the truth.  Although I embrace modern technology, I'm a firm fan of anything vintage. So when I… Continue reading Carters Steam Fair

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Chapel Stile to Elterwater – Lake District Walks

I spent a wonderful week in half term in the Lake District with William, my 3 year old.  I've been coming to the lakes for many years, and although when he was very tiny we didn't come up now he's a bit older we've come back a few times and each time both him and… Continue reading Chapel Stile to Elterwater – Lake District Walks

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Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

As a child I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV, I had my regular cartoons and Worzel Gummidge which I loved.  My mum was not a big TV watcher, but what we always, without fail, sat down to enjoy was a good Agatha Christie.  Be it Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, we were hooked.  I… Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

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The Isles of Scilly – St Marys

The Scilly Isles have been on my bucket list for a very long time – originally I thought I could do a daytrip from Penzance, but after reading about the islands there seemed just so much to do, that a few hours, I thought, was never going to satisfy my thirst for exploration of England’s… Continue reading The Isles of Scilly – St Marys

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Blue Waters, Newlyn, Penzance

Many will know about my sadness this year, that so places have stopped accepting children for holidays; in B & B's, holiday cottages and hotels, which makes planning a family holiday in the UK even more challenging.  I love this country, it has so many incredible places to visit, so much unspoilt countryside and for… Continue reading Blue Waters, Newlyn, Penzance

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St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance

The iconic image of St Michael's Mount, just off the coast of the village of Marazion is perhaps one of the West Country's most recognisable. Here lies St Michael's Mount, a majestic medieval castle and church built upon a large granite rock with far reaching views out to sea and towards Penzance.  This is perhaps… Continue reading St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance

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Mother Ludlams Cave, Farnham

Double, double toil and trouble;  Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  Fillet of a fenny snake,  In the caldron boil and bake;  Eye of newt and toe of frog,  Wool of bat and tongue of dog,  Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,  Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,  For a charm of powerful trouble,  Like a hell-broth boil… Continue reading Mother Ludlams Cave, Farnham

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Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest

I've been to the Beaulieu Motor Museum a number of times over the years and it never fails to keep us busy for a whole day.  There's something for everyone throughout the year - whether you love cars, movies, history, stately homes or beautiful gardens then the whole family should be able to find something… Continue reading Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest