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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Arts & Culture Round-up: Museums, memories and more

This month’s round-up comes at an inbetween stage. It’s rainy old October. The weather’s often too grim to make the great outdoors seem inviting. But even though theatres and cinemas have begun to crank up their shows, there’s still not as much entertainment on offer as there is in the run-up to Christmas. So: what’s…

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Travel: Summer holiday special

It’s August so it must be time for another bumper travel round-up. There are lots of bloggers out there posting about their summer holidays so I have tried to include as many as possible to give you lots of inspiration for your future travel plans. I have, for your delight, a couple of yurts, Butlins’ breaks and…

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Slowing down for summer

Phew. We’re nearing the end of the year. Not the end that falls in the middle of winter, heralded by a whole load of Christmas cultural shenanigans (Panto, blockbuster films, tons of West End shows….and – ahem – Strictly Come Dancing). No, I mean the high-Summer lull, before the start of a new school year.…

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Travel Round-up: In praise of the Great British B&B

When planning a family holiday, accommodation which is right for the age and requirements of your children is essential. Family rooms in hotels, interconnecting rooms, self-catering options: there is a stage in all families when each of these is ideal. Bed and Breakfasts are another option and, if carefully researched, can be an affordable choice…

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