Our Travel Highlights of 2017

Santas Office

What a year 2017 has been! It has been a year of anticipation as I booked our dream holiday to Santa’s Lapland all the way back at the end of 2015 and have had to keep it a secret for over a year, which was not easy. But let’s go back to the beginning of the year where we started our travels with a week in Scotland. We stayed in a delightful cottage with Newton Farm Holidays in Angus and had an amazing week, exploring as much of the country as we could. Our holiday cottage was a short drive… Continue Reading “Our Travel Highlights of 2017”

Exploring Bourton-on-the-Water, Birdland and the Dragonfly Maze

Bourton on the Water

A couple of weeks ago we headed to the Cotswolds for a short break. If I am honest, I didn’t do a great deal of research before we got there and had just a couple of places in mind to visit, however, when Stressy Mummy commented on one of my instagram posts from Cotswold Wildlife Park with suggestions of places to visit, my plans changed. She suggested Bourton-on-the-Water which is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England and is it was just a short ten minute drive from our Cotswold Holiday Cottage, I was sold. We arrived early… Continue Reading “Exploring Bourton-on-the-Water, Birdland and the Dragonfly Maze”

Explore the Cotswolds with Manor Cottages

Manor Cottage

The Cotswolds is an area that I am ashamed to say I have never really explored, although we have touched on them. Did you know that the Cotswolds cover nearly 800 square miles across five counties (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire,Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire) and is the biggest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. The “wolds”, literally meaning rolling hills, is home to hundreds of pretty villages and whilst each one has its own flavour, most of them share a similar aesthetic thanks to the gorgeous Cotswold stone they are cut from. We fell in love with Bourton-on-Water with its shallow river and… Continue Reading “Explore the Cotswolds with Manor Cottages”