A Tranquil Afternoon at Sculpture by the Lakes

•Press Visit• Last Friday, I was invited along for my first press event since lockdown began back in March. The trip was organised by Darren Northeast PR and Bournemouth Bloggers, and was a chance for me to safely get used to visiting local attractions again, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. Sculpture by the Lakes is a total hidden gem, situated just outside of Dorchester, and within a 45 minute...

Planning a Post Lockdown UK Spa Break

Sponsored Post  Although I don’t tend to travel many times a year, I do enjoy exploring new places and the escapism a holiday brings. One of the strangest things about the current pandemic is the effect it has had on travel. So far, Ed and I have missed out on a trip to Santorini in May and a weekend away in Amsterdam, which we were due to go on for...

Post Lockdown Events to Look Forward To in 2021

Sponsored post It can be hard, at the moment, to envision a world after lockdown. I feel like I have been at home so long that I am starting to forget what it is like to be out enjoying life with people outside of my immediate family. However, even though life is unlikely to go completely back to ‘normal, things will begin to open back up again in the coming...

Our UK Travel Bucket List

•Collaborative post• With UK lockdown still in place for at least another three weeks, it can be hard to envision a world after this is all over. I’ve been daydreaming about all the places I want to travel to when I can and, although there are places abroad like Santorini and Disneyland Paris on my list, I think I will feel more comfortable sticking with UK travel to start with....

New York City Break

•Contributed collaborative post• Many of you are probably planning those dream mini breaks for when today’s unusual situation finally improves. The prices are at a record low so you can realise these dreams later this year. New York is an ever-changing, never-sleeping, fascinating metropolis packed full of culture. There are unlimited things to do and see, here are some examples.  Broadway Broadway theatres are world famous and a trip to...

Exploring an Abandoned Theme Park

This is a bit of a different post for me, as I must admit I am, in general, I don’t tend to hunt out abandoned sites and wouldn’t refer to myself as an ‘urban explorer’. However, I do love paranormal stuff and live for psychological horror and thrillers, so I was really excited when Ed and I learnt that the accommodation we were staying at on our last night of...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Edinburgh with Kids

•Press tickets• Last week, during the children’s half term, we headed off on the long journey up North to Scotland. We did stop off at my brother’s house in County Durham before continuing on to Edinburgh, which is somewhere I had always wanted to visit. I was very kindly gifted two ASVA (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions) passes for myself and Ed for our trip, which gave us access to...

Achieving Your Organisational Goal of 2020

•collaborative post• So, it’s January, you made that New Year’s resolution and now you are already panicking about how you are going to keep it up past the first month. You aren’t alone – January 12th has been fondly named ‘Quitters Day’ as it is the day you are statistically most likely to fail on your goals, after less than two weeks. If one of your resolutions was to be...

Christmas at Hoburne Holiday Parks

•Press tickets• Last Christmas, one of the highlights for our family was attending ‘Elf School’ at Hoburne holiday park in Christchurch. The event was in its first year, so there were only a handful of children there for the session the kids went to, and they absolutely loved the hands on experience, where they had the chance to paint an elf money box and learn all about what elves get...