Game of Thrones: Top 5 set locations fans can explore

Winterfell - Castle Ward

It is the final episode of Game of Thrones tonight and I cannot wait to see how it all ends. For those Game of Thrones fans that are commiserating at that thought of their favourite show coming to an end at the end of eight seasons, travel app, Klook, knows the most thrilling Game of Thrones set locations from around the world that fans can experience first hand: Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia Brave where most of the action is shot in the streets of the capital of Westeros, Kings Landing. Drogon not included! 2. Lake Mývatn & Grjótagjá caves, Iceland Experience for yourself the… Continue Reading “Game of Thrones: Top 5 set locations fans can explore”

DORSET MOON is coming to Bournemouth

Museum of the Moon

Back in February 2019, we visited Northern Ireland and were lucky enough to see artist Luke Jerram’s Gaia exhibition at W5 Interactive Science Centre, which was truly stunning! Now, three Dorset arts festivals are joining forces to present DORSET MOON in response to the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing, giving residents and visitors alike the ability to gather in three amazing locations to look to the stars and illuminate the collective imagination. Dorset Moon is built around artist Luke Jerram’s monumental Museum of the Moon installation, seven-metres in diameter and created from high-definition NASA imagery of the moon’s surface. It is accompanied… Continue Reading “DORSET MOON is coming to Bournemouth”

A new local discovery – Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

Kingfisher-Barn

We are always on the lookout for new places to take the kids locally and upon recommendation from one of the the mum’s at the kids swimming lessons we headed to the Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre in Throop at the weekend. Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre is the gateway to the Stour Valley nature reserve, where the kids can walk, run or cycle along riverside paths and even take a paddle in the river. We took our trusty backpacks which contain flower, bird and bug books, binoculars and a diary so we can write down all the plants and animals we… Continue Reading “A new local discovery – Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre”

The return of the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival

Knob Throwing (1)

Yes, you have read it correctly – Dorset really does have its own Knob Throwing Festival and it is one of our favourite local annual events. Last year the festival took a break, however it was back with a bang this year and we couldn’t wait to try our hand at some of the fun games on offer. Before you worry that anyone was hurt for this event, a Dorset Knob is a unique savoury biscuit which has been made by the Moores family since 1880. Each biscuit is individually moulded by hand and has three separate bakings lasting a… Continue Reading “The return of the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival”

LEGO Sea Explorers at Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

Starfish

Calling all LEGO fans! Until 2nd June 2019, you can get creative with the LEGO Sea Explorers at Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park. Running alongside their Jawsome Sharks event, the LEGO Sea Explorers is a brand-new interactive mission which has been set up in the marquee close to the splash park area. The kids were given a sheet when we arrived which invited them to take the five creative LEGO challenges, including colouring in exciting underwater scenes; creating LEGO sea creatures; and helping the dive crew unravel the marine mix-ups by unscrambling underwater words. The fun and interactive pods in… Continue Reading “LEGO Sea Explorers at Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park”

What to do if someone dies on holiday

Parasol Beach

It doesn’t bear thinking about really, you have booked and planned your holiday and are enjoying the fruits of all your hard work, but what happens if your travelling partner dies when you are away on holiday? If you are overseas with the person when they die, the best advice is to contact the nearest British embassy, High Commission or consulate, who will be able to give you advice on what to do and contact your insurance company as soon as you can. If you’re on a package holiday, you should tell your representative as soon as you can. Some… Continue Reading “What to do if someone dies on holiday”

An Easter stay at Talfan Cottage

Talfan Cottage

Being a large family, when we travel we prefer the convenience of staying in a holiday cottage rather than a hotel as it gives us the space to relax without getting under each others feet. During our holiday to North Wales we stayed in a beautiful barn conversion, Talfan Cottage, in Anglesey, not far from the famous town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. There was a real “Wow” moment when we walked through the door, as the cottage is simply stunning, with the kitchen being our favourite room in the house. They really have thought of everything with this kitchen design. It has… Continue Reading “An Easter stay at Talfan Cottage”