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Ahh London is being hit by a heatwave this week. Lovely if you’ve got time off to enjoy it, but unfortunately for me I’ll be admiring the sunshine from my office… but at least I have a long weekend to look forward to this coming Friday.

I was meant to be going to Berlin with a group of friends, but for those of you who don’t know, I’m nearly five months pregnant and a boozy trip isn’t to be in my current state – so instead I’m heading to the Kent coast and spending a few days by the seaside with my family.  A completely different break to the one planned, but one that will be just as fun nonetheless.

We had such a diverse range of posts in the last edition of Monday Escapes, and here are some of our favourites. If you haven’t already, please do check them out.

12 Days in the Loire Valley – by Life at 139a
Parque Natural Da Serra Da Estrela – by Topsy Turvey Tribe
The Gaviota Coast: much to admire – by Tanama Tales
An “unusual” trip: from Scotland to Poland and Germany – by Eff it, I’m on Holiday


Dale, Pembrokeshire – by Our Wild Things


Glacier National Park, Montana – by Away She Went


The Philippines – by Lizzie meets World


Alnwick Castle – by Suitcases and Sandcastles

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Travel Monkey