Seven relaxing things to do in Oslo, Norway

Last weekend I visited Oslo, the capital of Norway. I was there for less than 48 hours, but the trip was utterly relaxing. The crisp…

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Glamping Wales: A weekend in a Scamper Holidays shepherd’s hut at Llangennith, on the Gower Coast

UPDATE: SCAMPER HOLIDAYS HAS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN READ ABOUT OTHER GLAMPING SITES WE’VE STAYED AT BELOW – OR CHECK BACK SOON FOR AN UDPATE…

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Nominate me in the BiBs and MAD blog awards

Roll up, roll up, it’s awards season in blogland! I wasn’t going to put myself forward this year. The Pigeon Pair and Me fits best…

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26 London museums you can visit in one day*

*But you may end up with very sore legs! On Saturday 19 March, together with fantastic companions Penny Alexander and Swazi Rodgers, I did the…

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Top books for family travellers

If you’re anything like us, family holidays are a chance to delve into a new set of books. We always have a pre-travel excursion to…

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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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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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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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