Life’s a beach in the winter!… Brill beaches for social distancing

The Christmas jingle bells are a jingling and the first hint of frost, or even snow may be upon us. So, it’s the perfect time of year for the beach, right? For most people, the thought of colder and more temperamental weather might not seem an obvious reason to visit your local coastline, but often,Continue reading “Life’s a beach in the winter!… Brill beaches for social distancing”

Avoiding lockdown blues before Christmas ….How to bring the outside in or inside out (part 2)

For anyone experiencing lockdown in the UK over the last few weeks, it’s been a lot trickier to enjoy exploring the great outdoors. So, to help you keep going, here are just a few more ideas which can help you to find ways to enjoy life outside as the daylight hours get shorter. Have aContinue reading “Avoiding lockdown blues before Christmas ….How to bring the outside in or inside out (part 2)”

Winter is coming….How to bring the outside in or inside out

As Bonfire night explosions end with a final sizzle, the next thing on people’s minds is usually the beginning of winter and preparations for the festive season ahead. What’s been added to the mix this year is Covid-19, and it’s thrown us rather off kilter with our prewinter preparations. Whether it’s a national lockdown likeContinue reading “Winter is coming….How to bring the outside in or inside out”

Compiegne – a tourist site you will always remember…

History and champagne tasting were on offer for us culture vultures during a winter visit to Compiegne in northern France. The Oise area has long been popular with history buffs as a culture rich region full of destinations linked to the two World Wars. However, our long weekend across the channel proved to be moreContinue reading “Compiegne – a tourist site you will always remember…”

Campervan, caravan or motorhome…Which one should I choose?

Thinking of buying a new leisure vehicle but not sure which one’s right for you? Well you’re in good company. The touring and leisure industry is huge in the UK, contributing £6 billion to the economy. It’s estimated that over one million leisure vehicles are being used in this country, meaning that plenty of otherContinue reading “Campervan, caravan or motorhome…Which one should I choose?”

Is now the time to buy a leisure vehicle?

As the end of the year approaches, the thought of buying a campervan, caravan, motorhome, or trailer tent might not necessarily be at the forefront of your mind. However, according to a survey by the NCC, leisure vehicle sales have hit the roof this year. Clearly, many people have been buying their new home onContinue reading “Is now the time to buy a leisure vehicle?”

Tiers for fears… Is going outside this week still an option?

It’s been a difficult week for people in the UK as well as further afield. We ventured out to Southport beach this weekend, only to find out on Monday that like many areas around Liverpool, it has been placed into the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions. Sadly, this means that we won’t be able toContinue reading “Tiers for fears… Is going outside this week still an option?”

Hilltop spa in the Netherlands? You’ve obviously not been to Valkenburg….

Just for a minute, imagine yourself basking in the invigorating waters of a luxurious outdoor whirlpool. As you peek through the steam rising around you, you gaze outwards across the wooded valley beyond and watch the sun set, feeling any tension you had built up over the last few weeks melt away under the warmContinue reading “Hilltop spa in the Netherlands? You’ve obviously not been to Valkenburg….”

A weekend of wild wonders… 3 ways to enjoy the great outdoors this weekend

Join the “Big Wild Walk” Discover your local nature reserve, enjoy the fresh air, make memories and raise money as part of the Wildlife Trusts’ campaign to protect our countryside. You could even complete their “hedgehog” or “migration” challenges! There are lots of ideas on the their website to help you get moving and enjoyContinue reading “A weekend of wild wonders… 3 ways to enjoy the great outdoors this weekend”

Cool camping or just cold camping? October in the great outdoors

The weather has definitely taken a turn this week. I can usually tell when Autumn arrives. Doggy muddy paw prints appear on the carpet and I’m sure we’d only been on pavements… But the colder temperatures bring with them a sense of excitement. I can start to unpack my boots, scarves and various fluffy accessoriesContinue reading “Cool camping or just cold camping? October in the great outdoors”