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Day out London: Blenheim Palace

If you’re in London – or in the Cotswolds, one of my favourite parts of England, I recommend an outing to the little town of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. The palace represents the early stages of the English Romantic movement – an architectural style characterised by closeness to nature. I love the medieval towers, and [...]

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Jurassic Coast

The #FriFotos* theme this week is coast, which suits me well, as I’ve been meaning to say a few words about the Jurassic coast anyway. Do you have a kid completely enamoured with dinosaurs and fossils? I do… or at least, I did. On a road trip in Southern England a few years ago, the [...]

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Family road trip Wales: Isle of Anglesey

Another Sunday, another segment in our family road trip in Wales. Today, it’s all about Ynys Môn, better known as Isle of Anglesey. (If you’re wondering why Cat looks a tad younger, it’s because this is from our first road trip in Wales, when she was seven.) Immediately after you’ve crossed Pont Britannia from the [...]

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Family road trip Wales: Llandudno – Conwy

Another Sunday and a new installment on family road tripping in Wales. Last week, we left off in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Today, we continue onwards to Llandudno – Conwy. We’ve been here before, so you know we like it up here on the northern coast of Wales. Llandudno Llandudno is off the beaten track. It’s a [...]

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Family road trip Wales: Portmeirion – Blaenau Ffestiniog

Happy Sunday and welcome back to our family road trip in Wales. This week, we travel the route Harlech – Portmeirion – Blaenau Ffestiniog. Portmeirion From Harlech, we carried on towards Portmeirion, a seaside village on the Welsh coast, and one of our favourite places. I won’t say too much about it, since we’ve covered [...]

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Family road trip Wales: Aberystwyth – Barmouth – Harlech

The girls and I love the mysterious and misty country of Cymru, so much so that Alexandra, my oldest daughter, decided to do her MA here. She graduated from Aberystwyth University last July, and much of the ceremony was in Welsh, totally incomprehensible, totally Hogwarts – and we totally loved it. All that was missing [...]

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Travel photo: Dubrovnik old town

Imagine throwing open your bedroom window and seeing this view. That’s what we did (or rather, I did – the kids were usually asleep), every morning for an entire week. It’s been a few years now, nearly nine, actually. Gosh. We stayed in the fabulous old-world Hotel Imperial just metres from Pile Gate and Dubrovnik [...]

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