Artists, beach, Bed and Breakfast, Coast, Cornwall, days out, families, heritage, holiday, Holiday Cottage, Hotel, lifestyle, Scilly Isles, travel

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

beach, Coast, Cornwall, days out, families, holiday, National Trust, travel, Walks

Chapel Porth Beach, Cornwall

When you visit a place every year, you might think it would be hard to find something new to do.  But despite going to Cornwall every year for a couple of weeks, from a verty young age, I always make it my mission to find a new place to explore and especially to find a… Continue reading Chapel Porth Beach, Cornwall

Coast, Cornwall, families, holiday, Holiday Cottage, travel

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

beach, Coast, Cornwall, days out, families, National Trust, travel, Walks

Godrevy Beach, Hayle, Cornwall

Cornwall is well known for its golden sands, crystal clear turquoise waters, its amazing surf and beaches that stretch for miles around coves and caves.  Godrevy Beach ticks all of those boxes and is a must for surfers, families and anyone who just loves the beach. I only discovered Godrevy Beach last summer when I… Continue reading Godrevy Beach, Hayle, Cornwall

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Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

I recently discovered Dorset – not that I didn’t know it was there before, but more the fact that I never visit there as my obsession for many years has been Cornwall.  My grandparents used to go on holiday in Dorset every year and we have a wonderful collection of family holiday snaps taken in… Continue reading Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

days out, families, gardens, hampshire, museum, travel

Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, Hampshire

I have four big passions in life...literature...history...music and theatre.  Since I was a child I have been an avid reader of anything and everything and this love of books is something I've been working hard to introduce to my son.  The first time I was introduced to Jane Austen was when I visited her house… Continue reading Jane Austen’s House, Chawton, Hampshire

Bed and Breakfast, families, hampshire, New Forest, travel

Brickworth Farmhouse B & B

This week I decided on a spontaneous trip to the New Forest.  William and I go to the New Forest Show every year and I thought this year we'd make more of a trip of it. I booked Brickworth Farmhouse near the village of Whiteparish on the edge of the New Forest. You can book via… Continue reading Brickworth Farmhouse B & B

Architecture, days out, England, families, heritage, history, House History, Living History, museum, Sussex, travel, Travel Blog, Travelblogger, Weald and Downland, west sussex

Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton

I have been coming to the Weald and Downland Museum since I was a child  - I have fond memories of hot summer days in the 80's running in and out of the houses, imagining I lived in a Tudor Farmhouse and buying freshly ground flour from the Mill to make cakes and scones at… Continue reading Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton

days out, families, gardens, hampshire, travel

Harold Hillier Gardens

I have always admired the Hillier Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show  - they've won Gold medal for 72 years running, so they must be doing something right! Going to their gardens near Romsey in Hampshire has been on the list for sometime.  So despite the drizzle and wind William and I went there last… Continue reading Harold Hillier Gardens

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The Wood Norton Hotel, Evesham

Every year we go away for my birthday in July.  The last few years its been to my favourite place, Cornwall. But this year we opted for a few days somewhere different.  I booked The Wood Norton in Evesham last minute through Booking.com. It was the beautiful architecture that attracted me, as I have a… Continue reading The Wood Norton Hotel, Evesham