Our family road trip from LA to San Fran

This time last year we were preparing for our long awaited, family road trip from LA to San Fran. Mr D grew up in San Francisco and — even though we’ve spent loads of time in the USA as a couple — we’d never gone to the west coast together. We’d planned our holiday for …

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Kendal Calling 2019 – Muddy Good Family Fun

As I typed this post yesterday, the rain was hammering on the roof in much the same way that it did when we went to Kendal Calling 2019, a couple of weekends ago. We’re not fair weather festivallers by any stretch; over the last 20 years my boy and I have seen a lot of …

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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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Our Bluedot Review 2019 | AD

We’ve been to many types of festivals over the years; dance music, food, family, folk — as well as the grandaddy of them all, Glastonbury — but until a few weeks’ ago, we’d never been to a science festival. Bluedot festival at Jodrell Bank is not just science though. I wrote a post about it …

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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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