Adventures

Wanderlust: Taking the road less travelled

Wanderlust:  “a strong, innate desire to travel” I had the realisation recently that my husband and I approach holidays in completely opposite ways.  After twelve years together you’d have thought I’d have picked up on this before now!  At the end of July we had a wonderful week in Jersey with our three girls – exploring,…

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Jersey (part 4): Castles and harbours

This is part four of a series of blog posts documenting our holiday in Jersey in the Channel Islands.  You can find part one, all about our lovely accommodation, here. Part two, which covers the first two days of our trip, is here.  And Part 3 is here. WEDNESDAY After an epically long day and late night yesterday…

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Jersey (part 2): Beaches, ruins…and the devil

This is part two of a series of blog posts documenting our holiday in Jersey in the Channel Islands.  You can find part one here, which is all about our gorgeous accommodation – the wonderful Woodland Barn. We’d never been to Jersey before and I’d heard so many good things about it’s beautiful and varied scenery that…

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Jersey (part 1): Woodland Barn

July felt incredibly busy and I will freely admit that I heaved an enormous sigh of relief when school finished for the summer.  The thing that kept me going throughout the never-ending tiredness and inability to switch off my brain was the knowledge that as soon as the term was over we’d be escaping for a week to visit somewhere we’ve…

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Roald Dahl at Tatton Park (Part One)

A week ago we headed up to Tatton Park for the day to join in with their ‘100 years of Roald Dahl’ celebrations as something special to do at the end of half term. We’ve not been to Tatton Park before, though it’s somewhere I’ve been wanting to visit for a while – I love big…

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A Forest Adventure

We are incredibly blessed to live very close to Cannock Chase – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It’s home to wild deer, hundreds of miles of biking trails and woodland walks, plus several family friendly activities such as adventure play parks, Go-Ape and the Stick Man activity trail (previously the Gruffalo Trail).  I love going for…

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Shakespeare’s Stratford (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a blog about our day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon.  You can find Part 1 here. Once our tummies were full of lunch and ice cream from The Food of Love café, we headed to the other side of the street to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  There was a short queue to get in…

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