Travel round-up: Christmas treats and winter warmers

January is traditionally the time of year when, according to the TV adverts, we all start thinking about booking our summer holidays. I’m not sure I’m quite that organised this year but thinking about holidays, or even just a day trip, for any time of the year is always a favourite pastime. The selection of…

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Travel Round-up: Turning travel diaries into blogs

Before blogging came along, travellers who wanted to record their experiences would write a diary. It’s how I started my own blog, scribbling in a notebook to remember my family’s holidays. Of course, only those diaries which made it to print would ever be seen by the general public. There must be thousands of personal…

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Travel: Top tips & more summer holidays

This monthly travel round-up hopefully provides you with lots of inspiration for future holidays or days out. Last month was a bumper crop: plenty of destinations to choose from. This month is no different but I’d like to start with some posts which are a little more generic, covering travel issues rather than specific places.…

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Blog Giveaways Round-Up: Sunshine and Summer

It is summer *checks weather* At least, I have a feeling that finally we may have got some sunshine that won’t just pack its bags and pee off again after a few days… With this in mind, I am hoping to bring you some nice summer-y giveaways for you… To start us off, we have a…

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Craft Round-up: Summer’s coming!

Well, we’ve had a glimpse of the hot weather recently – let’s hope that’s not our lot, and it’s a taster for long balmy summer days to come.  With half term for many of us coming up, it’s time to think about some summer crafting. A stroll across the fields yesterday showed me that the…

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