My line in the sand

I feel I need to draw one, you know, a line in the sand.  A full stop has a finality to it and, well, there is no finality here.  But there does need to be a line drawn in the sand. For me, if nobody else. The past few months have been tough, if I

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Window Wednesday — The Wiltshire Window

It has been a while since I posted a Window Wednesday because, well because of all sorts.   But bought Betty the Bus recently we managed to sneak off for the weekend to a campsite not too far away but to a town we hadn’t visited before:  Devizes.   Just an hour and half a way it

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January is home improvement planning month

Well you might not find it on any official calendar but for me January is home improvement planning month.   I will do anything to get out of thinking about my tax return.  Or indeed paying off my Christmas spending on my credit card.   Anything at all.   So generally I plan holidays in my head, some

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Have you heard about The Black Farmer?

Once upon time, a long long time ago, in ancient times in fact (okay it was 1983) I decided i was going to become a vegetarian.  I am sure my mum did that eye rolling thing that all parents do when their delightful offspring announce something that means they have to start cooking two different

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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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