Uncovering tradition at Thorntons chocolate factory

Thorntons have been making chocolate for over 100 years. My own relationship with Thorntons began back in the early nineties, when I would return home…

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Accessible London: Four top attractions

With its busy streets, and narrow, step-strewn Victorian buildings, London’s not always the most accessible of destinations. But big efforts have been made to attract…

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Dreamland Margate: the phoenix of Kent

Dreamland, the Kentish seaside attraction, must be the phoenix of amusement parks. Over the last twelve months,¬†despite the new high-speed rail line from London to…

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Eight reasons to love Deal in Kent

In February we spent a long weekend in Deal, a small seaside town in Kent, on the south coast of England. It’s a place that’s…

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Top spots in the UK for family holiday parks

Have you started planning your summer getaway yet? Are you a fan of holiday parks, or do you prefer to go down the luxury travel…

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A family day out at Eltham Palace, south London

Eltham Palace and gardens is run by English Heritage. It is in a leafy part of south London, very close to the centre of Greenwich.…

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Exploring Kentish history at English Heritage Deal Castle

Regular readers of this blog will know we’re big history fans. So, when we were invited to stay in a fisherman’s cottage in Deal, Kent…

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Mini foodies in Deal, Kent

A holiday isn’t really a holiday unless you try out the local food and drink, is it? Last weekend, we took our mini foodies to…

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A weekend in Seashell Cottage, Deal, Kent

We’re just back from a blustery, invigorating weekend by the sea: at Seashell Cottage, a Sykes Cottages property in Deal, Kent. Do you know Deal?…

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