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one knight at Warwick Castle

I think we’ve hinted before that we are big fans of the Horrible Histories books and TV show (with the kids overheard reciting the chorus to the song listing every British monarch in history). We always had plans to visit a castle or two across England, Wales and Ireland we were lucky to receive a…

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day tripping southern england

Our exploration of a modest chunk of southern England – Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Dover – revealed a long, long list of things to do. The selection of family-friendly destinations seemed endless, from the mega-touristy to the hidden gems. We loved Bath. We loved it so much the parental units dreamt of disappearing there for a…

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escape to the country

If you at any point think we must be travel gurus to take this journey, allow me to let you down gently. The extent of my travel naivety knows no bounds and in telling you so (with an endless number of spectacular travel fails as proof) I hope to convince you there is no magic…

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finding flanders

This blog needs to start with a description of our most up and down travel day we’ve had yet. Tears shed in the emotional farewell with our cousins in Zeist were blasted away by the ice cold wind of a pre-dawn skelter, dragging our four bags (and five day packs) across the largest car park…

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jingle bells in winterberg

In our determination to experience a white Christmas, our obliging Dutch family headed for the hills – literally.  An extended caravan of cars (with our little Opel Astra whining at high revs out of sight at the rear) transported us from the lowlands of central Netherlands to the modest, wooded mountains of Olsberg and the…

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