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

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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”

Get Festival Ready with Scent Republik Scent Stiks

Scent Stik

Festival season is almost upon us and my thoughts have already turned to what we are packing for Camp Bestival. I have to admit that beauty products are normally way down my list when it comes to camping and festivals, but one thing I insist is on is smelling nice. Scent Republik has recently launched 6 new Scent Stiks. As the name would suggest, Scent Stix are scents in a stick. They are packaged in a pen shaped holder and when you take off the lid, you find what looks like a colourless highlighter pen inside.  Instead of holding colour,… Continue Reading “Get Festival Ready with Scent Republik Scent Stiks”

Our favourite castles to visit in the UK

Arundel Castle

Did you know that the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from J.K. Rowling OBE’s Harry Potter books and movies has topped the poll of 1,000 kids aged six to 16 – despite not being real? The study on the top 10 castles that kids want to visit was commissioned by English Heritage ahead of its forthcoming #LoveCastles season, which aims to encourage families to take a trip to one of the nation’s forts. Fictional castles dominated their bucket lists – although landmarks such as Dover Castle, Edinburgh Castle and Windsor Castle all featured in the top 10: Top 10 Castles… Continue Reading “Our favourite castles to visit in the UK”

Top tips for staying safe on your beach holiday

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When you’re looking forward to soaking up the sun’s rays and swimming in the sea on your summer holiday, injuries and accidents are often the furthest things from your thoughts. However, it is worth bearing in mind that many British holidaymakers are injured at the beach every year. The sea, rock pools and cliffs are frequently the cause of slips, trips and falls, while unfamiliar safety standards in foreign countries can lead to holiday-related accidents.    To make sure an injury or accident doesn’t ruin your time away, follow our top tips. Be vigilant when swimming in the sea Check… Continue Reading “Top tips for staying safe on your beach holiday”