Travel Round-up: Cornwall, Copenhagen and Betty the Campervan


travel round upI’m writing this round-up the day before we are due to travel to Suffolk for a mini-break in the country. By the time you read this, I’ll be back home again. I do hope we’ve had a nice time. If we have, it will be largely down to the blogging community which was on top form when I asked for suggestions for places to visit during our stay. Readers of my blog and friends on Twitter gave me lots of excellent ideas so now, whatever the British weather cares to throw at us, my family will be entertained.

Hopefully I’ve been able to give you all some ideas on places to go in my monthly travel round-ups which have been running since February. This month’s selection features posts from bloggers who haven’t been mentioned in previous travel round-ups: enjoy!

In my previous round-up there was much sniggering at the holiday destination of ‘Sandy Balls’ even though the post in question was only referring to a sign which had been spotted. So what a bit of luck to discover that Marianne, from Mari’s World, has actually stayed at this fabulous camping spot. To find out more about the complex and see a very sweet video, take a look at Marianne’s post:  Sandy Balls – New Forest 

Another happy customer, The Boy and Me, stayed at Coombe Mill, a wonderful farm in Cornwall owned and run by fellow blogger, Fiona, and her family. I have heard so many people recommend Coombe Mill as a perfect holiday destination for young families and this post certainly explains why.

If you’re looking for a thrifty holiday then can I suggest you take a peek at the blog of Lulastic and the Hippyshake. Following an afternoon of very successful bargain-hunting, Betty the Campervan is now looking fabulously retro: Campervan Thrifting and the Inauguration of Betty.

I came across Ariana and her blog, And Here We Are…, when she added some posts to the round-up linky. Originally from the US, she is now living as an expat in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Hang on. Suffolk? I should have asked Ariana for tips about where to go. I shall go and have a look at her blog now. While I’m doing that, have a read of her post where she and her family go on a food-fest in London: And Then We Ate in London (for Three Days Straight)

Reminding me of a very happy holiday taken in Denmark in 2011, Chrissie, Mediocre Mum, was lucky enough to win a trip to Copenhagen and has written a comprehensive list of Our top ten things to do in Copenhagen. Chrissie and her husband didn’t have their daughter with them but, like me, they can vouch for the fact that the city is perfect for children.

Have you come across the blog, Countrywives, written by three friends, Annabel, Grace and Ellie? There’s always something interesting to read here. Annabel  has recently been wrestling with huge breakfasts in America: Annabel Is Piling On The Pounds In The Land Of The Free and The Home Of The Carb! and, just this morning, I saw a post about a successful holiday to Turkey: Ellie’s Finally Impressed By An All Inclusive Deal!

Libby from D-scribes enjoys a regular holiday with a group of friends, now that her children are grown-up. This autumn they visited Lithuania and Libby shares her views on the country with some unusual photographs. The post is called Home Sweet Home because, no matter how enjoyable a trip, Libby likes nothing better than to unpack and feel safe in her own home.

Which brings me neatly to my final choice, Is There a Plan B? and her post, Warning: holidays may be bad for your health. Despite having a fabulous holiday in the Lake District, returning home with all the chores shouting to be done, has made this blogger a bit grumpy. She wonders if it’s worth going away if this is how she feels when she gets back. Me? I’d book another holiday.

So, that’s your lot. If you’ve written about travel in the last few weeks, add your post to the linky below so I can pop over for a read. If you write about an exciting trip in the coming weeks, let me know via my blog or Twitter, @mumsgoneto.

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About Trish Burgess

Trish Burgess started her blog ‘Mum’s Gone To…’ with a series of posts called ‘Mum’s Gone To Iceland’ where she was extremely ill on a whale-watching trip and thought she would die snow-mobiling on a glacier. Thankfully she survived and continued with less scary family trips: ‘Mum’s Gone To…Canada, Cyprus, Barcelona, Berlin etc. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne she now lives in South Lincolnshire and travels with her husband and occasionally with her son, who is now at university. Trish can be found on Twitter at @mumsgoneto


  1. 05 November 2012 / 07:57

    Thanks so much for including my Sandy Balls post, it’s beautiful place and well worth a visit

  2. 05 November 2012 / 09:48

    Hi Trish! Thanks so much for including my blog in the roundup this month! I hope you had a wonderful time in our neck of the woods for your holiday!

    • 05 November 2012 / 09:57

      We had a great time in Suffolk, Ariana. The weather was kind apart from the drive home yesterday – so we were very lucky. Have had lots of fresh air and food! Blog posts to follow…

  3. 05 November 2012 / 14:37

    Thank you for including me… and I will say that on my to do list this week is book not one but two sets of flights so I’ve not been put off that badly!

    Hope you had a fab time in Suffolk – I spent all my holidays as a child in Thorpeness, so am hoping you made it there (and gutted that I didn’t spot you were going so I could give you the hints at tips on which pubs serve under age and the like… possibly a good thing I didn’t, maybe?!).

    • 05 November 2012 / 15:27

      Good to know you got over the post-holiday blues!

      We did get to Thorpeness – had a day at the coast visiting Aldeburgh too. Set Rory loose with the camera so you should see the results when I get round to blogging about the trip later in the week. Had a great time – super hotel, Kesgrave Hall, on the outskirts of Ipswich.

  4. 06 November 2012 / 08:50

    I’ve been writing flashback posts weekly about our Orlando holiday in 2011 – so included two of the latest ones!

    • 07 November 2012 / 08:55

      Thanks for adding them. Will go and have a look 🙂

  5. Barton Packen
    06 November 2012 / 11:41

    A friend of mine picked up some “Vinegar Valentines” (at an estate sale today)from the 20s/30s. This one reads pretty contemporarily: