Escaping to Bluestone, Wales

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A large lake surrounded by trees

  At the beginning of the month we took the very long drive down to Bluestone, Wales. We were invited* for a midweek break. We set off early on bank holiday Monday and it took us about four and a half hours to get there. From where we live near Chorley, I would say we […] Read more…


The best beach destinations in Spain

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A holiday can rejuvenate us. Very often, a trip away enables deep relaxation – especially if it involves a beach. This isn’t just because the sea is nice to behold. Research has revealed that large water sites can improve our emotional wellbeing. That’s all the more reason to book a beach holiday. Is there anywhere […] Read more…


Visiting Phuket with children

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I may not have the funds to travel as much as I like with Lucas but it doesn’t stop me researching places I would love to take him one day. One place I would love to visit is Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. With fine white sandy beaches aligned with palm trees and glittering seas it […] Read more…


Visiting Singapore with children

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Holidays with the family and the little ones in tow, afford the perfect opportunity to spend quality time in a relaxed atmosphere, especially in a country like Singapore.The key thing to remember is that every trip will not be plain sailing and there are bound to be drawbacks due to weather, moods and tantrums being […] Read more…


Beech Hill Hotel and Spa, Windermere review

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Beech Hill Hotel and Spa, Windermere review I’m in the outside jacuzzi and Lucas is stood behind me, behind us is lake windermere

We absolutely love the lakes and have been lucky enough to stay in some fantastic hotels all over Cumbria. Windermere is our favourite though and we were excited about being invited* to stay at Beech Hill Hotel & Spa. We set off just after lunch and had great drive there, the hotel is situated on the eastern bay […] Read more…


Last Drop Village, Bolton review

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Last drop village, Bolton review A photo of me and Lucas

  We were invited* to attend Last Drop Village‘s Halloween Spectacular in Bromley Cross, Bolton. The hotel is a four-star hotel situated in an elevated position within 3 acres of grounds surveying stunning views over the West Pennine Moors. The hotel is very well sign posted once you exit the motorway.   The Courtyard Restaurant […] Read more…