A flying visit to Edinburgh
Aug10

A flying visit to Edinburgh

A couple of weeks ago, we took a flying visit to Edinburgh – somewhere I’ve only previously visited for the day, back in 2002. In August last year, when the Covid cases were really low and none of us thought there could be a second wave of the virus, let alone a third, we booked a holiday for four (my eldest chooses not to go on holiday with us) to Vienna. We wanted a city break for the summer that wasn’t too hot. We...

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Our first Airbnb experience
Aug27

Our first Airbnb experience

We’ve just got back from our first Airbnb short break. Regular readers will know we absolutely love Padstow in Cornwall. It is a real home from home for us. But in recent years, my eldest has grown to dislike it and my younger son has gone off it a bit too. We knew we wouldn’t be able to go for a week this year. My eldest had said categorically he wouldn’t go with us. Which is fine. He’s an adult. He...

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The family holiday
Sep17

The family holiday

We recently took a family holiday to Center Parcs, to celebrate my mum’s 70th birthday. It’s the first time we’d all been away together. There are 13 of us – aged between 3 and 73. There’s my mum and dad, myself, my brother and my sister, our other halves and five kids – my three and my sister’s two. I wondered how it would work out, as we’ve never spent that much time together before....

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Return to Center Parcs
Sep13

Return to Center Parcs

We love a holiday to Center Parcs (we always go to Longleat as it’s not too far away). I’m not sure how many times we’ve been, but it’s probably at least eight or nine, going right back to when my eldest was a toddler and I was pregnant with my younger son. But it’s been over three years since we last went. We made our return to Center Parcs recently with my whole family for my mum’s 70th birthday....

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Exbury House, Padstow
Aug30

Exbury House, Padstow

After three years staying at the perfectly nice and comfortable One High Street in Padstow, my husband decided he wanted to stay somewhere with a bit more of a wow factor for our holiday in Padstow this year. After a lot of searching (there are a lot of houses with wow factor), he came across Exbury House and booked it. Flat 2 of Exbury House is the ground floor of a large house, which is fitted out to a very high standard. It has...

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