Following a discussion we had in Lanzarote, Dan and I decided to take Ted (the dog) away for the weekend as a trial run for our summer trip to Wales. We picked Woodbridge - somewhere not too far from home, and I booked Thatched Farm and Cottage on a whim, not really knowing what to… Continue reading Stay: Thatched Farm Bed and Breakfast
Situated at the edge of the Suffolk Coast and country Area of National Beauty, Sutton Hoo is one of Britain's most important historical locations. Although it doesn't have the mystique of Stonehenge, or sheer vastness of Hadrian's Wall, Sutton Hoo is an important location, primarily for the ancient Kingdom of East Anglia, as it is… Continue reading What To Do At Sutton Hoo
In our last post about Ted, he'd been with us for two weeks and was settling in well. I listed the following next steps, and although I didn't set a target date, the three month mark is as good as any. Be warned, cute pictures and videos are coming! We need to teach Ted to… Continue reading Pupdates With Ted – Three Months
This month's featured blogger is Hannah, a fabulous blogger and an Essex resident, like me. Hannah writes illuminating reviews of books, eateries, experiences, and travel, and has a gorgeous Instagram page. Read on to find out what she loves about Britain! Instagram: pages.places.plates Twitter: PagePlacePlate Growing up in Britain it can be easy to forget… Continue reading What Bloggers Love About Britain – May 2019
Whether you're alone, with a partner, with your pets, or with your kids, staycations can be a brilliant alternative to an expensive holiday abroad. I am a huge advocate of spending time exploring your own country, but with an abundance of food, without the security of your gym or exercise class, or hotel gym and free exercise sessions run by the entertainment team, I know it can be hard to remain motivated to keep fit.
Despite what Instagram leads you to believe, holidays and travelling aren't always picture perfect. Everyone knows that when you step out of your comfort zone, there's a risk of serious unfortunate events occurring, be it lost luggage, crime, or a 'holiday belly' - if you know what I mean. But, even if the logistics of your holiday goes swimmingly, there's always a chance of a classic #travelfail.
Nestled in the Pennines of West Yorkshire is a charming village, soaked in literary importance. Haworth is currently home to around 6000 people, but its most notable residents were Mr Brontë and his four children, Charlotte, author of Jane Eyre, Emily, author of Wuthering Heights, Anne, author of Agnes Grey, and the lesser well known,… Continue reading Travel Diary: A Walk To Bronte Bridge
Disclosure: I am not in any way affiliated with Gatwick Airport, or any other UK airport. All opinions shared in this post are entirely my own. Sometimes, you just want to have a little break from the UK, and that means you'll likely have to fly. As an Essex resident, I am a comfortable driving… Continue reading Why I Fly From Gatwick
A few weeks ago, I shared a post that busted some of my top B&B myths, so it's only fitting that I share my best advice for spotting a great UK B&B. The best B&Bs have three elements: positive reviews, clear photographs and up to date facilities. Your first job is to consider your budget.… Continue reading How to spot a great B&B
We have had Ted (our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) in our lives for only three months, but as someone who didn't grow up with a pet in the house, I've learnt a lot about responsibility, and a lot about dogs. In today's post, I'll be sharing the top five things I've learnt about owning a… Continue reading Five Things Every New Puppy Owner Needs to Know