Saddlescombe Farm Open Day

Sunday 22 April sees the National Trust’s hamlet at Saddlescombe open to the public – a rare opportunity to visit this secluded farm on the South Downs – once owned by the Knights Templar.  Visitors can enjoy specialist tours, craft and farmers market & children’s activities. Saddlescombe will be open for just one day for

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10 reasons to consider Costa Rica this year

  It is funny isn’t it, that when you think of “the Americas” we often only think of Northern America, or Southern America for a holiday.  Popular destinations spring to mind, and rarely do we consider the central American countries such as Panama, Belize or Costa Rica.   Which is a shame because they all make

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A day in France in a Subaru XV

What do you call a booze cruise without a cruise? Sounds like start of some dodgy joke, right? But seriously, if you get the train from Folkestone rather than the ferry from Dover, with a view to a day of buying booze, what do you call it?   We pondered this as we sat in the

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A day out in Devizes

We didn’t let the rain put us off when we woke up at the Devizes Camping and Caravanning Site just outside Devizes a few weeks ago.  This was, after all, our first weekend away in Betty the Bus and we planned to make the most of it.   The original plan was to wander the tow

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Introducting Betty the Bus

Just before Christmas Martin, a friend of ours, happened to post on Instagram that the car dealership he runs had taken in a motorhome in part exchange for a family hatchback.   Apparently it was in amazing order, and the current owner had only had it for a year but a change in circumstances meant they

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My travel bucket list for 2018

It might actually be my travel bucket list for beyond 2018 as I can’t see us squeezing many of these into the next eleven months, but a girl can dream, right? The past month has been, to put it mildly, a tad stressful.  First of all my youngest ended up in hospital.  Twice.  Once driven

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Half Term fun with the National Trust

Half-term is fast approaching and there are lots of activities to get kids outdoors and having fun with the National Trust. If you’ve been stuck indoors this winter, then February half-term is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to enjoy some time together exploring their beautiful landscapes as they gradually reveal signs of spring

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