Category: Travel

dallying about in dunstable

Dunstable is not a place you’ll find on a tourist map, but that doesn’t mean bypassing it on the way to somewhere else. Dunstable is a town in Bedfordshire about 15 minutes from Luton Airport and an hour or so drive north west of central London. Like we’ve blithely and naively stumbled upon before is…

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take me to the leeds infirmary

What is northern England all about?  Best not to ask us because for much of our two weeks in Leeds, we were knocked flat and bedridden for the second TeamBuss mega-gastro-sharing-event. Squirt again being the infectious agent (maybe we should change her name?), we went down one-by-one like flies at an Aussie barbeque. Bug this…

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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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