Our Top Ten Tips for surviving the heat at a Festival

Camp Bestival

Last year we experienced our very first wet Camp Bestival and I wrote a post with my top tips for beating the rain at a festival. This year we had the opposite problem. We have had a glorious 6 weeks of heatwave conditions here in Dorset, with little to no rain, which brings its own set of problems. We arrived at Camp Bestival on Thursday morning on the hottest day of the year (so far) ready to do battle with the hills and find the perfect position to pitch. Top Tips for surviving a heatwave at a festival 1. Tent… Continue Reading “Our Top Ten Tips for surviving the heat at a Festival”

Win £40 of fishing supplies and get hooked on angling

Fishing

Get set for National Fishing Month. The public campaign, which was originally set up to help get more people interested in the sport, will this year run from Friday 27th July until Sunday 2nd September 2018. There are plenty of special events taking place throughout the period across the country for people of all ages and levels of experience, from family fun days to introductory fishing taster sessions. You can check out a few of the best upcoming events below. Plus, you’ll also find details of how to you could win £40 worth of fishing supplies! And even if you… Continue Reading “Win £40 of fishing supplies and get hooked on angling”

Visiting Tyneham Village and Worbarrow Bay

Southwest Coastpath

We are very spoilt living in my home county of Dorset, as not only do we have the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast on our doorstep, but much of the county is classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are also lots of fascinating places to visit throughout the county and one we have wanted to visit for a while is Tyneham Village, just east of Lulworth and part of the Lulworth ranges which are managed by the MOD. The fascinating thing about Tyneham village, is that it was evacuated in 1943 during WWII and… Continue Reading “Visiting Tyneham Village and Worbarrow Bay”

Why a visit to Iceland is top of my bucket list

Aurora Borealis or northern light above kirkjufell mountain in iceland

Visiting Iceland has been top of my bucket list of destinations for a few years now, but events have conspired against us each time we have tried to book a visit, but we are hoping that next year is the year we get there. Why visit Iceland? As a student I had a real fascination about Geology, volcanoes and earthquakes and where better to indulge in my inner geek than Iceland. The country lies on the divergent boundary between the Eurasian plate and the North American plate and is one of the most active volcanic regions on Earth, where almost… Continue Reading “Why a visit to Iceland is top of my bucket list”

The Pirates are back this summer at Weymouth Pavilion

PiratesMay_008

We love a good pantomime and it seems they are no longer relegated to the run up to Christmas these days. Following 2017’s record breaking summer season at Weymouth Pavilion, Made-to-Measure Productions are delighted be returning with a brand new Swashbuckling Pantomime production of Pirates of the Pavilion! . This year the Natural History Museum’s infamous Dippy visited us here on the Jurassic coast, so it makes sense that this brand new adventure has gone Jurassic and features ‘REAL’ dinosaurs, including an eye-popping Flying Pterydactyl! With spectacular scenery, toe-tapping songs, breath-taking special effects courtesy of The Twins FX and a full supporting cast of local… Continue Reading “The Pirates are back this summer at Weymouth Pavilion”

Travelling While Pregnant: Top Tips

Travelling when pregnant

If you choose to travel while pregnant, there are plenty of considerations to bear in mind – your health as well as that of your baby is paramount. Here are some top tips to bear in mind to ensure smooth sailing when you’re travelling while pregnant. Pack efficiently There are extra considerations to take when packing for your holiday. Pack everything you need for a more comfortable trip, whether it be compression socks to limit swelling during your flight or even ginger lollies to combat nausea. Remember the medication you might need, too. Whether it’s Panadol for the inevitable headaches… Continue Reading “Travelling While Pregnant: Top Tips”

Jacob’s First Ski Holiday – a children’s book to prepare young skiers for their first snow holiday

Jacob's First Ski Holiday

Nick Robinson, founder and CEO of Maison Sport the online platform for booking qualified and professional instructors in France, Italy and Switzerland, has written a book for to help prepare them for their first skiing holiday. The beautifully illustrated book is aimed at children aged four to eight and tells the story of Jacob, who is about to embark on his first ski adventure. Nick has been careful to balance the fun and excitement of a ski holiday with reassurance and explanation of what Jacob will experience on his trip – as a parent of a young child himself, Nick knows that skiing for the first time can be… Continue Reading “Jacob’s First Ski Holiday – a children’s book to prepare young skiers for their first snow holiday”