Travel

Travelling To Tropical Islands Germany – Day 1

Hubby and I have been married for four years now but here’s a fun fact, we never had a honeymoon. For some reason it felt right to take a mini one in November. We decided to book a weekend break at Tropical Islands in Germany. I actually left Hubby to organise the flights and timings of things, that felt slightly …

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#MakeTracks With A Family & Friends Railcard This Autumn

I pop on a train quite frequently for blog related shindigs but it’s actually quite rare for us to go with the kids or as a family. A few months ago I took P2 by herself to London and she had such a brilliant adventure that it made me want to experience train adventures more often.  We was asked by …

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Before You Fly: Keeping Kids Happy at the Airport

Keeping the kids happy is one of the most important factors involved in enjoying a happy and relaxing vacation. But trips can often get off to a bad start when the kids start acting up at the airport. So how should you go about keeping them happy when there is so much waiting around and walking to do? Here are …

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Are Fright Nights Really Scary?

Amongst the chaos of our house move (I know you’re bored of me saying it by now) we had managed to take a few hours break to experience the Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2017. We had been invited to the media event which happened to fall quite nicely on our wedding anniversary and my 25th birthday. In the lead up …

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Last Summer Sunday At Penshurst Place

I felt a lot of guilt and a lot of excitement all at once about our visit to Penshurst Place for their last Summer Sunday event of the summer. We had decided to leave P3 with my MiL because she had spent the majority of the previous two weeks being super grumpy and we had all been craving some peace. …

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IOW 2017 Day 8 – Quick Visit To Blackgang & The Ferry Home

The weather was in tune with my emotions for our last day. It was gloomy and foggy. My heart felt heavy with sadness as we prepared to leave The West Bay Club. Staying in the House Of Liz Earle was just magical; it was a fantastic place to recuperate (as much as the girls would allow) in the evenings, for the girls …

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IOW 2017 Day 7 – Blackgang Chine

I actually finally had a more chilled out morning. The motivation and excitement for our day ahead clearly got me out of the incredibly comfortable bed at West Bay. Whilst doing my makeup I heard that dreaded thudding of a child falling down the stairs, thankfully P2 had caught her little sister has she nearly tumbled down the entire flight …

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IOW 2017 Day 6 – Steam Railway & Ryde Beach

Hilariously my alarm went off, I set up my camera to film me for a few seconds and then accidentally fell back to sleep. I had about ten minutes of footage watching me sleep. You can see a snippet of that in the opening of my video below that accompanies this blog post.  The idea of getting myself up earlier …

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IOW 2017 Day 5 – A First Swimming Lesson, Isle Jump & Sandown Beach

Our fifth day on the Isle Of Wight was definitely our most relaxed one. We needed it by this point as our days were long with many late nights and early mornings. Our little family needed to just chill for a little.  We woke up to beautiful sunshine so P1 had her breakfast outside on the decking of the House …

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IOW 2017 Day 4 – Robin Hill, Trampolining Lessons & Swimming

The weather was a little more gloomy on Thursday morning. The bright sunshine had disappeared behind clouds and the wind was back in full force. I popped on my ripped jeans and a coat and we headed off to Robin Hill Country Park. We hadn’t actually been to Robin Hill before and didn’t really know what to expect at all. …

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IOW 2017 Day 3 – Model Village, Tapnell Farm & The Cow Co.

I woke up earlier than the day before. I decided to have a shower and whilst I was half way through shaving my legs, the fire alarm went off. This woke Hubby is a shock and he leaped out of bed to press the button. He ended up pressing it about ten times but it kept coming back on. So …

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IOW 2017 Day 2 – JR Zone, IOW Pearl & Scuba Diving

I lost count of the amount of times I had to refill bottles of milk during our first night at The West Bay Club. P2 and P3 did not sleep well at all, especially P3. She ended up in our bed at 3am. She’s not used to sleeping in a travel cot and is usually my better sleeper out of …

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A Short Break in Hog Deer Creek At Port Lympne Reserve

I was really excited to get an invite to stay at Port Lympne Reserve. Despite living in Kent for nearly four years, being just around the corner to the reserve, we have never been. It’s one of the things I’ve had on my list of must dos. So getting the invite to not only visit but to stay too, was …

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Our First Experience Of Glamping At Chalke Valley Camping

This summer Hubby put a budget away so that we could go on some mini breaks. It was so exciting to have the chance to pick pretty much anywhere. Hubby randomly decided that Glamping would be a fun idea and found availability at Chalke Valley Camping in Salisbury and so we booked to stay for two nights. Unfortunately the journey …

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