Looking Forward To The Blenheim Palace Christmas Lights Trail 2021

I was scrolling through my phone earlier this week and came across some photos and film of the Blenheim Palace Christmas Lights trail from last year. It was the first time we’d been out of our village as a family of 4 in months; since well before the first lockdown. And we were so excited …

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Do We Celebrate Grandparents Day In The UK?

Have you ever wondered if we celebrate Grandparents Day in the UK? It’s on the national day calendar, but it’s not something we generally celebrate in our family. It’s the kind of thing that I feel is an American marketeer’s creation; a ‘Hallmark holiday’ if you like. But, when we were given a Land Rover …

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The Queens Head Troutbeck | Cumbria

Occasionally, you go somewhere and for whatever reason — sometimes good, sometimes bad — it sticks in your head and you can’t shake the memory of it. I’ve had this with The Queens Head Troutbeck for the last twenty years. My boy and I had gone up to the Lake District for a wedding and …

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Calling All Revellers!! 6 Sleeps until Kendal Calling 2019!

It’s that time of year again; festival season is in full swing folks! And just 6 sleeps until Kendal Calling 2019! We’ve been maniacally checking the weather report, planning multiple outfits; for rain, sun (and everything in between) and getting generally over-excited about the prospect of hanging out in a field with likeminded people — …

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More to Dorset than Camp Bestival! {Featuring Wyke Dorset Cottages}

For the last four years — during the last week of July — we’ve made our annual pilgrimage down to Dorset for Camp Bestival. We arrive on the Thursday afternoon and generally leave on the Monday; never setting foot outside the grounds of Lulworth Castle. It’s one of my favourite weeks of the year; something …

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A Celebration Weekend | Wild Camping with Friends

Last weekend we finally got around to celebrating Mr D hitting a massive age milestone. His actual birthday was back in March; but our idea of a little wild camping party with friends wouldn’t have been such a success with the temperatures in the minuses, and snow on the ground. That said, a couple of …

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