Wonderful wildlife opportunities

From bird blogging to building woodlands, there’s more than one way to look after the great outdoors if you’ve been inspired over lockdown…. After World Wildlife Day this week, which celebrated the many species and communities around the world depending upon forests and woodlands, you may be feeling inspired to lend your time to aContinue reading “Wonderful wildlife opportunities”

Holiday hacks for a Dogtastic summer!

Wanting some inspiration for UK outdoor adventures with your furry friend for your next holiday? Try these tips and links to make the most of your caravanning or camping canine adventures! In celebration of a new furry addition to our extended family, (my brother’s family have bought a cute Cavapoo puppy this month), and asContinue reading “Holiday hacks for a Dogtastic summer!”

Cultural sites less travelled for a super staycation!

Do you want to be a culture vulture on holiday but fancy a destination with less crowds this summer? You may be all too aware of the need to socially distance and prefer a place, where it is naturally easier to distance yourself from other tourists? Perhaps you’re the type of tourist who prefers toContinue reading “Cultural sites less travelled for a super staycation!”

Lockdown blues?….5 family friendly ways to get back in touch with nature in January

Too many mince pies and Netflix? Feeling like it’s too long until the summer? Struggling with fewer opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors? Then read on…. As we navigate our way through tighter restrictions and fewer chances to exercise in our local neighbourhoods, it is easy to lose contact with the world around us. InContinue reading “Lockdown blues?….5 family friendly ways to get back in touch with nature in January”

Happy New Year, Happy New Holidays!

Fancy pushing your boundaries a little with a different type of holiday to look forward to this summer? Would you like to try a different experience, or go even further to become an adrenaline pumped adventurer? After our long lockdown winter, hopefully vaccines will have kicked in and we can look ahead to lighter daysContinue reading “Happy New Year, Happy New Holidays!”

So, here it is….Merry Christmas!

As I admired our Christmas tree handiwork and chomped on the first of many mince pies of the season, I, like many people this year, made a secret wish. Obviously, I can’t tell you what it was, or it won’t come true! I would love to share with you though, one of my many hopesContinue reading “So, here it is….Merry Christmas!”

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…”