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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Self-catering accommodation in Deal, Kent: A weekend in Seashell Cottage

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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Wilderness in the city: Camley Street Natural Park, Kings Cross, London

Did you know there is a two-acre wilderness next to the Eurostar terminal, at Kings Cross and St Pancras, London? We didn’t either, but about…

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How to survive a winter trip to the British seaside

A trip to the beach? In January? You must be nuts. This was the response from most people last week when I said I’d be…

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Six reasons to visit Alnwick, Northumberland

At the end of last year, D and I escaped the kids for a night and visited Alnwick, a market town in Northumberland, north England.…

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Bondgate Boutique hotel, Alnwick

It was D’s 40th birthday last week. I’d already planned a couple of surprises (blacksmith’s lesson. Low-key gathering at a local pub). But then his…

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Glamping at the Original Hut Company, Sussex

Over the Summer, a few getaways brought me closer to the great outdoors. One of my favourite was at the Original Hut Company, near Bodiam,…

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Wightlink: travelling to the Isle of Wight by ferry

Last month, we spent a glorious long weekend on the Isle of Wight, at Park Resorts Nodes Point. You can read about our stay here…

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