We are a family of Canvas converts

It’s a vivid memory for me, the first time I thought “this is how a holiday should be done”.  Though to be honest I had been on holiday this way since I was a child.  You know, the “Canvas Holidays Way” where you rock up at your campsite and move into a fully set up tent.

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Just when you think things can’t get any worse

America elects that buffoon to be its President.   A man who has previously stood for the other side.  Who believes in whatever he thinks will get people talking about him.   Who stands for everything every civilised person in the world disagrees with.   A man who is nothing short of a bully.  A

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The Mummy Barrow Gin Giveaway

Sales of gin are likely to be near the billion Pound mark a year soon.  Gin has never been more “in” and it seems every time I go to the supermarket there is a new one to look at and add to my mental wish list.   Alongside, of course, the gins that have been

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Mummy Barrow Loving November

  Whilst this is a post about some of the things I am loving this month it is also a post about how much I am loving November.   I am definitely a winter person.  Wrapped in cardigans, warm socks, curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate is much more my

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Because life is what you make it

I have just spent a weekend at a retreat learning that life is what you make it.  That sometimes you have to make a bit of an effort to either take a much needed break or to have some fun.   Or just to put the to do list to one side, put your feet

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Window Wednesday — Middle Piccadilly

Arriving at Middle Piccadilly in Dorset last weekend couldn’t have come at a better time.   This little rural idyll prides itself on being the ideal place to switch off, kick back and recharge.   Something I have needed for a while, something we could probably all do with.   I find switching off virtually

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My Mystery Hotter Moment

  I had pretty much given up on ever find a pair of boots that I could wear to walk the dog but then go straight to a meeting without having to change.     Up until recently the only boots I had been able to wear in the winter were either ankle boots, which

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