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Castle Park in Bristol

10 September 2017

We were very lucky with our Summer this year with some beautiful weekends of sunshine and clear skies. Although being in Anthony’s studio flat wasn’t ideal on hot days, it forced us to go out and explore and as a result, allowed us to discover Castle Park.  We popped into Marks and Spencer on our way and filled a cooler bag with picnic food – (I’ve never had a picnic where I haven’t packed excessively). Having stocked up on way…

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Bristol International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

27 August 2017

Bristol’s International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta conveniently coincided with our four-year anniversary, providing us with the perfect way to celebrate.  The balloons launch at 6am and 6pm but we figured that it would be busy for the evening launch and that the morning launch would at least force us to wake up early and make the most of the day. After a late night, I begrudgingly set our alarms for 4.45 and after getting ready, we jumped in a taxi…

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Kent County Show

6 August 2017

I love anything to do with the countryside and animals so I was very excited to be going to Kent County Show this year. We woke up bright and early so that we wouldn’t miss anything and headed to the Maidstone site. Kent County Show is very popular, with around 80,000 visitors going each year. The show is hosted by the Kent County Agricultural Society which was started in 1923 with the aim of holding an agricultural show every year. The…

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A Lavender Massage

30 July 2017

A few months ago I booked to have a massage…in a lavender field! It sounded amazing and I was so excited in the months leading up to it.  After a couple of months of looking at the photos on their Instagram account, the day finally came.  I was looking forward to it immensely and having seen on the website that it would run regardless of the weather, I was very relieved to see that it was nice weather on the…

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A Day at the Beach – Costa Adeje

16 July 2017

It’s always tempting to have a lie-in when on holiday (why set an alarm when there is no early start at work?!) but if I can, I always try and get up at a good time so that the day feels nice and long. Plus doing a bit of exercise before breakfast makes me feel slightly less guilty about the pancakes with chocolate sauce with breakfast and compulsory dessert in the evening. The other benefit of waking up early is…

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Being a Golf Caddy in Costa Adeje

9 July 2017

We were fortunate to be staying right next to Golf Costa Adeje, a championship golf course, when staying in La Caleta recently. As the men in my family all love playing golf, it seemed only right for the three of them to book a game.   Our villa looked on to the golf course and it was always entertaining to watch the golfers go round the course, particularly when they played badly and you could see them getting more and more…

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A Walk Through La Caleta National Park

2 July 2017

We recently went on a family holiday to La Caleta, a small fishing town in the south of Tenerife. La Caleta is fairly quiet so it’s a perfect place to go for a relaxing break in the sun. We normally try and do at least one trip or activity when on holiday but it can often be very expensive, our recent trip was proof that often the best things cost nothing at all. We decided to walk through La Caleta…

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Codebreaking at Bletchley Park

11 June 2017

Bletchley Park has been on my list to visit for a few years now after watching ‘The Imitation Game’. So when deciding how to spend our Bank Holiday Monday, Anthony and I decided we would finally make the drive up to Milton Keynes and tick it off the list. We checked the website beforehand and noticed that they were running a ‘Past, Present, Future Cryptography Day’ for the Bank Holiday covering the various settings on the Enigma machine as well…

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Scotney Castle – The House

30 April 2017

I have lived in Kent for almost all my life but there are so many historic sites and tourist attractions that I am yet to see and visit here. Scotney Castle in Tunbridge Wells had been on my list for a couple of years and I am so glad that I finally got round to visiting it. …

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