Padstow: A home from home
Aug29

Padstow: A home from home

Some people might think we’re weird to go on holiday to the same place every year. To be honest, our own eldest child thinks we are. But going to Padstow is just what we do. And four out of five of us love it. Padstow is our home from home. And what’s not to love about that? Just as many people go to the same park every week or every month, we go to the same town for our holiday. And it genuinely never gets boring. Because...

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Half-term holiday to Rome
Oct27

Half-term holiday to Rome

I hated October half-term last year. I’m not sure if it was because my younger son had just started secondary school, but everything felt different and I was very unsettled. I don’t tend to be a jealous type, but it felt like the whole world was on holiday. Whether Cornwall or the Caribbean, or somewhere in between, everyone I knew seemed to be away. And I wanted to be away, more than anything. All we had was a miserable...

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Going to Amsterdam as a one child family!
Jul31

Going to Amsterdam as a one child family!

When we paid the deposit for my sons to go on their 12 day Scout camp in Holland, we jokingly said we would go on holiday to Amsterdam with our daughter at the same time. We loved Amsterdam when we visited a couple of years ago and really wanted to go again. We also liked the idea of being close to the boys, at least for a few of the days they were away. I was worried about how my younger son might cope and I thought it would be good...

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Barcelona stuff
Jun11

Barcelona stuff

Here’s a few random bits and pieces about our recent trip to Barcelona. I’ll write about the places we visited in a separate post. Weather It’s hot in Spain, isn’t it? 25 or 26 degrees? Maybe even 28 or 30? Not when we went. We arrived in Barcelona to discover they were suffering from the same unseasonal weather we’ve been having in Britain. Yes it was better than Britain. But their late May was like ours...

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Canal boat tales
Aug02

Canal boat tales

A canal boat holiday is certainly a varied experience. It’s like no other holiday in the world. Here’s some of the things we encountered. There was some serious bed hopping going on and we got stuck in the mud. Going native   Being on a canal boat has a lot in common with the water shortages of the floods in 2007 – See my water shortage post here Cleanliness and fashion considerations go right out the window....

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