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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Window Wednesday — Hillier Gardens

Feels like ages since I have done a Window Wednesday.  The weather hasn’t really been conducive to photographing buildings and that small matter of Christmas has also begun to get in the way.   Today though was different.  And although the trip was brief it was great to get out with a camera and to meet

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Winchester Christmas Market

Despite living less than an hour away I have never been to Winchester’s Christmas market before and every year people seem to be raving about it more and more.   So with a spare morning this week I grabbed my camera and headed down there to meet up with Annie.   It is clearly sign posted off

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Enjoying a weekend not a million miles away from home

Mini-breaks. Great aren’t they, but can somehow still a bit of a fag?   We have always loved the idea of enjoying a weekend away not a million miles from home so we can feel we have done something with our weekend, yet not spent it on the motorway.   No point checking in to a gorgeous

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