Center Parcs Longleat blog

Center Parcs Longleat, Overview of 5 of our Favourite Activities

July 20, 2018 Family, Kids 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

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


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


Domaine O’Vineyards Carcassonne France

June 4, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

O’Vineyards I love wine and I love France so what better than to combine the two with a stay at a Vineyard.  We’re lucky that we have friends who own a vineyard just outside of Carcassonne called Domaine O’Vineyards. Domaine O’Vineyards is in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport. The winery is set in a stunning location just outside Carcassonne, although when you’re driving through all theRead More


5 things to do in Nice Cote D’Azur

May 28, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Nice, Cote D’Azur I fell in love with the South of France a long time ago and we’ve visited many times.  One of my favourite places has to be Nice  and it’s so easy to reach from the UK only being a 2 hour flight from London. Nice is the capital of the Côte d’Azur or French Riviera, as it’s known in English. Nice curves itself around the Bay of Angels. I’ve always had this romantic notion of the FrenchRead More

Daios Cove

Daios Cove Crete a luxury Getaway

May 21, 2018 Travel

Daios Cove, Crete We don’t usually go to large holiday resorts, but we were looking for short break away with some sunshine in April so decided to try Daios Cove in Crete. Daios Cove is a 5-star luxury resort situated in the cove of Vathi in Agios Nikolaos. The location is stunning, and the resort blends very well into the surrounding landscape. The resort was much larger than we expected, and they even have golf buggies on hand to pick you upRead More

Le Touqet

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

May 14, 2018 Food & Wine, Travel

Getting to Le Touquet We took our car over on the Eurotunnel and it takes less than an hour top drive from Calais to Le Touquet, or to give it it’s full name Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, making it an easy get away for a long weekend. If you didn’t want to take the car then you could always catch a train.  The train stops at Etaples Le Touquet, with trains going from either Calais, Lille Flandres or Paris Gare Du Nord. YouRead More

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