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A Birthday weekend in Bude with an extra surprise!

This year will see us celebrating several 30th Birthdays, up first was the lovely Ellen’s! Normally we all go away for the weekend around this time of the year to keep away the January blues, however this year we thought what… Continue Reading →

Frolicking in the forest – Deer Park Liskeard

The girls and I have often talked about going away together on a trip that doesn’t include inflatable willies and tacky hen do paraphernalia (that’s all good fun of course but there’s a time and a place for it)! After… Continue Reading →

Watergate Bay Cornwall – My new love!

September marked our 5th Wedding Anniversary… yes where did the time go!? We thought it was worthy of a bigger celebration this year so we decided to go away for the weekend. On our list of places to visit was… Continue Reading →

Enchanting Edinburgh

A week off continued… The next part of our trip saw us heading up to Scotland. I have never been that far North before so was very much looking forward to it. We checked out of our hotel, loaded ourselves… Continue Reading →

Glorious Grasmere – Lake District

It’s getting to that time of year where the nights start drawing in and there is a little more chill in the air, having not taken a single week off from work so far this year we decided it was… Continue Reading →

Center Parcs – Woburn Forest

One thing I have learnt over the last few months is never to keep a secret from my Mum, it turns out she HATES them, that and surprises!! A couple of weeks ago it was a big birthday for her… Continue Reading →

Fun in the Forest – Forest of Dean

Last year we decided that a trip away with friends was just what the doctor ordered. We had such a good time that we decided to make it an annual thing. This year we chose to return to the same… Continue Reading →

A birthday by the sea – St. Ives

So we (or more I) have always wanted to stay in a castle, so when Mr Tapp suggested we do this for my birthday I jumped at the chance. We had left it quite late to book so there wasn’t… Continue Reading →

Calm in the Cotswolds – Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

I always thought booking a last minute getaway would be easy and reasonably cheap, however I think this is an urban myth! After scouring the internet to find somewhere nice to stay for the weekend we eventually decided upon the… Continue Reading →

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