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Camper Van Conversion

Our Dream VW Camper Van Conversion – Part 2

August 20, 2018 Family, Travel

Camper Van Conversion Update I promised I’d keep you updated on progress with the camper van conversion. As you know we dropped the van off at Three Bridge Campers at the beginning of July, 6 weeks ago. They said they were running a bit behind schedule, so we weren’t quite sure when we’d get the first update. So, while we’ve been waiting Mr J has been planning out our road trips. He has such a long list on his wishRead More

What should you take Glamping when you go to a Music Festival

August 6, 2018 Family, Travel

Music Festivals and Us I love going to music festivals and I also love Glamping. But what should you take Glamping  when you go to a music festival. Well I guess that depends on where the festival is and how old you are. Mr J and I are youngish grandparents who enjoy going to music festivals. But we also enjoy the little bit of extra comfort that Glamping gives you. Mr J has always been a big music fan andRead More

straw tote bags

5 of my favourite straw tote bags

July 30, 2018 Travel

Why I Love My Straw Tote Bags For me Summer is all about the sun, sea and sand. We like to holiday in Europe and the UK and I’m happiest when I’m near the water or out and about. Which means that I always need a bag to throw everything into. For me it has to be a straw tote bag. I think it was when we were in the South of France, near to Cadier D’Azur, that I firstRead More

What did I like and Dislike Best about Center Parcs Longleat

July 23, 2018 Family, Travel

Center Parcs Longleat We were looking after the Boys for a long weekend while G and Mr G were at Mad Cool in Madrid, so we decided to take them to Center Parcs Longleat. We’ve never been to Center Parcs, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Longleat Center Parcs is only an hour and half away from us so we thought that would be perfect for a weekend as it’s not too far to travel. On the Friday weRead More

Camper Van Conversion

Our Dream VW Camper Van Conversion – Part 1

July 16, 2018 Family, Travel

Our Dream Camper Van Conversion Back in January I wrote a Blog about our Dream Camper Van. Well this dream is now becoming a reality. We’ve purchased a VW T6 Transit Van and we’re having it converted by a specialist camper van conversion company. It’s very exciting. When we finally decided we were going to purchase a camper van we started looking around. We couldn’t find one that gave us everything we wanted so we decided to purchase a vanRead More

A Walk to Watersmeet House for a Cream Tea

July 9, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Watersmeet House When we are in Devon we love combining a walk with an afternoon tea.  One of the prettiest locations we’ve found for a cream tea is Watersmeet House near Lynmouth.  Watersmeet House and the surrounding area is managed by the National Trust. The dramatic River Gorge and stunning scenery have attracted some of the great romantic poets over the years.  Southey, along with Coleridge, Wordsworth and Shelley were enchanted by Lynmouth and its surrounding area, comparing Watersmeet withRead More

Curry on Barricane Beach

Curry on Barricane Beach Woolacombe

July 2, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

We love visiting North Devon and stay in Croyde Bay every year.  I’d heard lots of excellent reports about the Curry on Barricane beach but hadn’t quite managed to get there.  However, on our latest visit we managed to squeeze in a visit to try it out. You can find Barricane Beach as you head out of Woolacombe towards Mortehoe. Woolacombe Woolacombe is just around the corner from Croyde bay and lies between Morte Point and Baggy Point (Croyde Bay). Read More

Kentisbury Grange

Kentisbury Grange and The Coach House by Michael Caines

June 25, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Kentisbury Grange On one of our recent visits to North Devon we decided to try The Coach House by Michael Caines.  The Restaurant is located at the wonderful Kentisbury Grange hotel near Barnstaple.  Although we were only staying in Croyde Bay which is half an hour away we thought we’d book a night at the Hotel as well. Kentisbury Grange is a restored Grade II Manor House built in 1894 and it sits on the edge of the Exmoor NationalRead More

A Holiday in Old Town Pollensa Mallorca

June 18, 2018 Travel

Pollensa In my previous post I wrote about our stays in Port de Pollensa but only briefly mentioned that we had also stayed in Pollensa. Although they are only a couple of kilometres apart they are completely different with Port de Pollensa being on the coast and Pollensa (the Old Town) being inland.   Pollensa, also known as Pollença is as I mentioned previously in the north of the island.  It is an old town with pretty narrow streets and the usual SpanishRead More

Pollensa

Port de Pollensa Mallorca

June 11, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Port de pollensa Our first trip to Majorca was only a couple of years ago.  We wanted to go somewhere fairly near for some sun, sea and sand so decided on a trip to Port de Pollensa. Port de Pollensa is situated in the North of the Island and was once a small fishing village but is now a thriving holiday resort. We weren’t sure what to expect as we’d never visited the island before.  When we go on holidayRead More

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