Our favourite beaches for Fossil Hunting in Dorset

You are probably thinking I am mad talking about fossil hunting during the winter months, but it is the perfect time of year for it, as stormy weather churns up the beaches exposing the fossils from the rocks and the cliffs. Dorset is famous for being the home of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site which stretches from Studland Bay in Dorset westwards towards Exmouth in East Devon, a distance of approximately 96 miles. The coastline features outstanding geology with parts dating back over 185 million years. For this reason it is a hotbed for fossil hunting with hundreds of… Continue Reading “Our favourite beaches for Fossil Hunting in Dorset”

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

Matilda the Musical

Hubby has been hinting that he wanted to see Matilda the Musical for quite some time, so for Christmas I bought us tickets to go and see it at the Cambridge Theatre in London. Apart from the fact that we got a little lost trying to find it, we arrived in plenty of time, getting to take in all the nods to the popular Roald Dahl book throughout the theatre. It was the stage that provided the real “Wow” factor though, as it was covered from floor to ceiling in hundreds of books, spelling out words from the story. Matilda… Continue Reading “Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!”

Our Travel wishlist for 2017

Carnival Vista

Writing a travel wishlist for the year is always trickier than a days out one as a lot depends on being able to get time off work and having the money to do it. Our travel plans have already changed this year with our holiday to Disneyland Paris during the kids extended half term break, cancelled as Hubby cannot get the time off work. To say we are disappointed is an understatement as every time Sebby sees an advert on the TV he exclaims that he wants to go there. Lesson One: Book school holiday time off as early as… Continue Reading “Our Travel wishlist for 2017”

What to expect at Camp Bestival 2017

Camp Bestival

It is no secret that Camp Bestival is one of the highlights of the year for us. Based locally here in Dorset at the spectacular Lulworth Castle, Camp Bestival is a true family friendly festival that features entertainment, activities and live performers that will delight guests, young and old. For the last few years it has had a theme, which has seen us dress up as characters from the Gruffalo, Circus Performers and Space Men. This year is no exception with the theme of Popstars and Rockstars and although we have yet to decide who we are going as, I… Continue Reading “What to expect at Camp Bestival 2017”

Taking a Novasol European Tour

Eco Gites Lenault

Have you heard of Novasol before? No? If I am honest, neither had I before they asked me to run a fun quiz in my house with a bunch of my friends, all about the locations in Europe where they have holiday homes. Novasol Holiday Homes  is part of the Wyndham Holiday group and have over 44,000 holiday homes in 29 countries, all across Europe. Whether you want to rent an apartment in Spain, a houseboat in Germany, a thatched cottage in the Netherlands, a Chateau in France or a lakeside villa in Norway they have something for everyone and… Continue Reading “Taking a Novasol European Tour”

Packing Light with a Family

Trunki

As a family who travel regularly with 4 of our children, we often find that space is at a premium, so packing light is essential. We have a seven seater car and with one of the seats up in the boot, you can imagine that squeezing in all the paraphernalia that comes with travelling with kids can be a challenge and we are often faced with a spot of car jenga. In order to squeeze everyone and everything we need into the car we utilise every single bit of space we can find in the car. Thankfully the kids are still… Continue Reading “Packing Light with a Family”

The Annual Poole New Year’s Day Bath Tub Race 2017

We always try to attend local events, especially those that are raising money for charity and this year we finally got to the annual New Year’s Day Bath Tub Race on Poole Quay. What we were not expecting was the sheer number of people who turned up to watch the race and we struggled to get a good view as our planned location to watch the race was rammed already, but we did manage to find a raised flower bed to stand on to get a view of the race. There were literally thousands of people lining the quayside to… Continue Reading “The Annual Poole New Year’s Day Bath Tub Race 2017”