Easter weekend in London

We recently spent Easter weekend in London with my mum and dad and had a great few days. Here’s what we got up to. Good Friday We got the train down to London quite early on Good Friday. When we arrived we headed to our hotel, the Premier Inn in…

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The best cities in the UK for …

If you’re looking for a staycation this year then look no further. Here’s a list of the best cities in the UK to take a weekend break! Oxford Oxford is a fantastic city break if you want to go shopping. You could search for cool stuff in the Covered Market,…

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Novotel Birmingham Airport

A few days after Christmas we went to Tenerife. Our flight out was quite early in the morning, so we decided to spend the night before at the Novotel Birmingham Airport. Here’s what we thought. We arrived at the hotel on a Friday evening at about 7pm and my first…

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Things to do in the Peak District …

Living in Nottingham we’re not that far away from Derbyshire and the Peak District. Now that the twins are that bit older, we’ve started to visit more regularly. In fact, we recently spent half term in a cottage in Hope Valley and had a great time. I thought I’d share…

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A half term break in the Peak …

During October half term, we decided to book a cottage in the Peak District for 6 nights. I thought I’d share the highlights from our trip. Whenever we go away we always tend to go abroad, but with having been to Spain during the summer and with Tenerife booked for…

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Mam Tor with kids

We currently staying in the Peak District where we’ve been exploring lots of the local villages and doing various walks. Yesterday we walked up Mam Tor and I thought I’d share our experience (and tips) of walking Mam Tor with kids. I never walked up Mam Tor before and the…

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Blue John Cavern – Peak District

We’re currently staying in the Peak District for October half term and today we paid a visit to the Blue John Cavern, near Castleton in Hope Valley. The Blue John Cavern is home to Blue-Stone Stone, a beautiful purple and yellow mineral that has been mined in the Cavern for…

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A family day in London

At the weekend, we went down south to stay with our friends, Emil and Richard. They live in Hemel Hempstead and we regularly go and stay with them for the weekend. In fact, last time we went down I made a little video on our stay, which you can see…

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Celebrating 11 years of marriage with a weekend …

At the weekend, Simon and I celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary. For the past few years we have taken advantage of the offer of childcare from our parents to allow us to go away, just the two of us. For this anniversary we decided to visit Manchester for two…

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Our trip to Norfolk

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, but I never seemed to be able to get round to it. However, although I’m posting well after our trip took place, it’s a trip that I want to capture as we had such a lovely time. During February…

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Our recent mini break – Peppa Pig World

One Friday in the middle of June Oscar’s school had an Inset Day. We decided to make the most of it and have a trip down to Peppa Pig World near Southampton. I’ve wanted to take the kids for a while and thought that this was probably the last year…

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