Stepping back into Tudor history at Mary Arden’s Farm in Shakespeare’s England

Mary Arden was William Shakespeare’s mother, and she grew up in a farmhouse in Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust now own…

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Weird and wonderful places to sleep with your family

Have you ever wanted to sleep somewhere a bit different?. The most unusual sleeping arrangement we’ve found ourselves in, was in a Welsh shepherd’s hut.…

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Crystal Ski childcare at Passo Tonale, Italy

“We’ve gone out on an adventure, and we’ll be back at 4.30pm. Love, the Kids’ Club gang.” It was day two of our family trip…

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Family ski resorts: our Christmas at Passo Tonale, Italy with Crystal Ski. A review

We arrived in Italy with a mixed bunch of abilities: Austin and Gwen had only skied once before, in Austria, while I’d been on three…

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Travel experts pick the best destinations for winter sun

If you’re fed up with cold, grey days and want to bathe in some blissfully warm sunshine, a winter sun break might be order. But…

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Goodbye to 2017 from the Pigeon Pair and Me

A very merry Christmas to all of you! This will be our final post of 2017, as we’re taking a break from the blog. It…

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The unwritten rules of the London Underground

The London Underground is a fearsome place. Its first line, the Metropolitan, opened in 1863. So the Underground train system – also known as the…

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Lunch in style at The Bell, Alderminster near Stratford Upon Avon

The Bell is one of those places whose names seem to make people smile and nod. We mentioned the hotel/restaurant/pub, in Alderminster, near Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, a…

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Five destinations for a budding military history student

My eight year-old son has been studying WWII as his class topic. He’s turned into quite the young military history student. The most recent school…

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