Category Archives: “UK”

A long weekend in the Lake District

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Lake District

Rather than book a European city break, we decided to make use of the our VW camper van over the Easter bank holiday weekend. At the last minute, we chose the Lake District as our destination. We wanted to stay away from Windermere so managed to find a campsite in Ullswater. We quickly fell in love with the north Lakes....


Camping in March

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Whitby Beach Huts

I don’t usually like to camp before the end of June. There’s a 3 month window that I feel comfortable with. I don’t like to be cold you see. A bad nights sleep because I can’t get warm puts me off until the next year when I’ve forgotten what it feels like. So Stu was very surprised when I...


Waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales

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Waterfall Yorkshire Dales

Whether you’re driving or hiking through the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll come across many waterfalls. Some small, others tall, some tiered, it really is relatively easy to find waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales. I don’t know what it is about waterfalls but they’re pretty spectacular aren’t they, we first truly fell in love with Waterfalls in Iceland? Here’s some that...


Mourne Mountains

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Silent Valley, Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Mountains weren’t on the itinerary on our Northern Ireland road trip. We thought we only had time for the Causeway Coastal Route from Belfast to Londonderry so when we had an extra few hours to spare we made the trip down the A6. I’m glad we did. The mountains are my fondest memory of Northern Ireland. The...


Neville’s first trip

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Neville in the Yorkshire Dales_

When we had a few days leave booked in November, we decided to split it…half would be spent in Krakow and the other half we’d take Neville on a trip with us. We’d only had him for two months so this would be his first trip. Looking for a pet friendly cottage in the UK, we found a beautiful...


Matilda the Musical

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Matilda The Musical, West End, London

Matilda the Musical was virtually sold out four weeks before the show we wanted to see. We just about managed to get the £20 tickets towards the very back of the theatre. It’s become the hit musical at London’s West End for the past year and has won numerous awards. Everyone’s favourite childhood book of the ’80s is just...


Seeing Stonehenge

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Stonehenge

After thousands and thousands of years, Stonehenge remains a mystery. Because the site is so mysterious, it’s always intrigued me and I’ve desperately wanted to visit. On a lovely autumn afternoon, we finally made the trip. And although smaller than I expected, it more than lived up to my expectations. I first caught a glimpse on the A303 as...


Giant’s Causeway

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Giants-Causeway,-Northern-Ireland

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. One of the reasons we took the trip. As soon as we started our road trip, I was itching to get to the Giant’s Causeway. But to avoid the crowds, we couldn’t rush it. We needed to arrive later in the day. Arriving at around 6pm, we parked on...


Kayaking the Thames

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Kayaking the Thames, London, Houses of Parliament

We’re always looking for alternative ways to see a city. Last year we segwayed around Palma and more recently we kayaked the River Thames. It was a sunny, crisp autumn day when we arrived at Cremorne Gardens in Chelsea. We were told to be there for 10am prompt because the kayak is timed with the tide. We were given a...


Afternoon tea without the cucumber sandwiches

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Chinese Afternoon tea, London

Afternoon tea is a British tradition that’s becoming very popular once again. In London, there are hundreds of places to experience high tea from the more expensive hotels like Ritz and Savoy to the tea rooms like The Modern Pantry. It’s one of my favourite traditions so on our recent visit to London, I decided we’d go for afternoon...