When you imagine a sprawling countryside hotel steeped in splendour and history, with high beamed rooms and four poster beds – the epitome of luxury – there isn’t a point where you also envisage the pitter patter of tiny feet and yells from excited children. Fine dining and top notch spa facilities don’t mix with kids, do they? (more…)
When we woke up the other week and saw the weather was going to remain dry, we thought what better way to celebrate our seven-year wedding anniversary than to take a trip to the seaside. But where to? Living just outside London in the home counties means the south coast is never too far away. A couple of hours from our front door and we can explore Sussex, Dorset, and Bournemouth.
Not too long ago Monkey turned to me after a day trip to the seaside and told me it was his ‘best holiday ever’. Never mind the fact at the tender age of four, he’s already been on countless expeditions spanning four continents.
But that’s the appeal of the British coastline, sometimes home is best. Give us Brits a dose of sunshine, a bucket and spade, an ice cream and a portion of chips, and we’re very happy. Young or old, time spent by the sea can certainly blow away the cobwebs and gives a person a renewed sense of wellbeing.
It wasn’t particularly pleasant weather-wise when I looked out of the window the other weekend. The skies were grey and overcast, while the trees outside were bending to the strength of the gusts of squally winds. We envisaged a pyjama day lounging on the sofa and watching a marathon session of Disney films, but it wasn’t to be… (more…)
After having a fun time at Land’s End we were famished and, even though it was still a good 45 minute drive away, we decided to head to the seaside town of St Ives, for some lunch and a mooch about its pretty cobbled streets, quaint shops, the harbour and the beach. (more…)