Page Turner – The most impressive libraries in the UK

  Sick of staring at screens, and looking for a good place to dive into a book? For the British bookworms among us, read between the lines and check out this list, detailing some of the most impressive libraries in the UK.    The John Rylands Library A free to visit public library that is frequented by students from the University of Manchester (eventually merging with the university in recent

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Visiting the Australian East Coast from Top to Bottom

If you have ever considered visiting the Australian east coast from top to bottom, now is the time to actually do it Australia is a country that combines the strange with the familiar. There’s no language barrier to get over, and the food is, for the most part, of the same sort that you might be used to. But there’s an enormous amount of extraordinary sights to see and places

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How to spend a long weekend in Dubai with the kids

Dubai is a destination that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and it is now one of the major tourist destinations in the world and one which is constantly developing. It is often associated with the rich and global elite, and while you certainly will find them here, it has also become much more affordable which makes it a great place to take the kids for a long weekend.

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There’s a four day Amazon Black Friday event!

There’s a four day Amazon Black Friday event coming up later this month and it’s not just online.  Love it or hate it, Black Friday is now a firm part of our pre-Christmas build up and each year it gets bigger and better in my opinion, with Amazon really leading the way on how to do a decent sale.  None of this “up to 50% off” and you find it

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Top tips for distraction free driving

If you are looking to read some tips for distraction free driving well let me tell you, you’ve come to the right place.   This post has been created in collaboration with Kwik-Fit Over the years I have done a lot of driving, since getting my Mini two years ago I have done 25,000 miles, not bad for somebody who works from home!  Before that I was doing school runs

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You know it is autumn when (AD)

You know it is autumn when putting on wooly socks and curling up with a book on the sofa is your idea of an ideal Saturday night. When Strictly Come Dancing is on the TV and you find yourself Googling who the celebrities are because you have never heard of half of them. It is lighter in the mornings because the clocks have gone back, signalling the end of British

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How to Make the Most of Halloween this October

  Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate this spooky holiday than to take the kids to a great haunted event? You’ll find plenty of events being hosted around the UK. So, if you want to make the most of Halloween this October, or you just want to take your mind off Brexit, here you’ll discover some great spooky ideas the family will love. Thorpe

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Visiting Vienna with your children

  If you have kids and are looking for a good city to take them to for a few days, Vienna could be exactly what you are looking for. It is an extremely child-friendly place. Over the past decade or so, city officials and residents have been actively working to make it a destination for families.  Opera for children The Viennese are huge fans of opera. It is not a

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How to travel as a family, with minimal problems

Planning to travel as a family but want to ensure there are minimal problems whilst you are away? Here’s what you need to do. Going on vacation as a family is one of the coolest things you can do. As a human being, you’re supposed to explore the world and get to know what this entire planet has to offer. If you’re up for that kind of experience, then why

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Another crazy day at Barrow Towers — AD

Life this summer has been bonkers, some would say ridiculously so.   No two weekends have been the same and many haven’t gone to plan (this last one being a case in point.  We were looking forward to being at home and doing nothing but then at two hours notice we were on our way to Manchester so I could spend eight minutes on the BBC Breakfast sofa).   At

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Visiting Rome for the first time

If you are planning on visiting Rome for the first time this tourist guide article is for you. Below, are details of some of the things every first-time visitor should consider experiencing and enjoying. If you are planning a visit to Rome and have never been before, this tourist guide article is for you. Below, are details of some of the things every first-time visitor should consider experiencing and enjoying.

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Want some tips and tricks for getting organised?

Want some tips and tricks for getting organised this term?  September is often thought of as a time for new beginnings. It is easier when you have young children going to school or are in education yourself, but pretty much everyone can benefit from using this time of year to sort themselves out and get organized for the autumn and winter. Here, we look at a few simple tips and

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