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

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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Park Resorts Nodes Point, Isle of Wight

It was hot. The weekend we’d been invited to glamp in one of Park Resorts’ new safari tents, at their flagship Nodes Point Isle of…

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Pick your own raspberries in Kent

I have fond childhood memories of visiting pick your own farms in Wales. After cramming more fruit into my mouth than I dropped into the…

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The day we lost our luggage

‘D….where’s your rucksack??’ D and I were at Watford Junction. Our connecting train to Garston was just about to arrive, to take us to the…

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