Sitting With Jane

The great travel writer Simon Calder once said “if you want to be a travel writer, start at your own back door”. That really struck a chord with me, and whilst I have no great ambition to be a travel blogger (I have a full time job that makes leaving the house for longer than

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Holiday wishlist

  We haven’t been away as a family this summer, but have spent our summer at home, with days out and some more local exploring.  We have also spent quite a bit of time around the fire pit, toasting marshmallows, chatting late into the night.  It is amazing how much more talking goes on when

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Waterside Holiday Park — My review

Waterside Holiday Park sits just outside the seaside town of Weymouth, on the Dorset Coast.  On the bit of England known as the Jurassic coast, with views out to Portland and its lighthouse called Bill. Not that I knew any of this before Waterside invited us to come down and stay with them for the

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Waterside Holiday Park Safari Tents, a review

A rare blog from me, but I thought I would give you my perspective on our recent weekend away, before T gives you hers later in the week.    Waterside Holiday Park invited us to come and try one of their new Safari Tents and T picked the first weekend in July, pretty much at

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Window Wednesday — Sandham Memorial Chapel

Sandham Memorial Chapel is one of those unexpected gems that you wouldn’t know existed unless you had done your homework.  You can’t even really see it from the road, other than a sign on the pavement, and a car park across the road featuring the National Trust logo.   Mr B and his parents had

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Sometimes you just need some food for the soul

A couple of weekends ago Mr B said to me at lunchtime on Saturday “What do you want to do today?” My response was instant:  “I don’t care, I just want to get out”. I love working from home but sometimes, particularly at the end of a week when he has been away and I

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The Marriott Meterologist

You know sometimes you hear about something and you think “that is just bonkers” but then the more you think about it the better it gets?  Well that happened to me last week when I heard about the Marriott Meterologist. The press release I read starts: London Marriott Hotel County Hall, the South Bank’s five-star

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Window Wednesday — The Vyne’s Roof

Okay so it not so much an actual window I am featuring on Window Wednesday this week but the metaphorical window that let’s you view the £5.4 million roof restoration project at The Vyne.   We have been to the Vyne before since it is one of our closest National Trust houses and has not only

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