Travelling around Malta by bus

As country’s go, Malta has to be one of the smallest.   Wikipedia tells us that it is only 122 sq miles and has a population of less than half a million (though to be fair Malta as a country is made up of three islands that include Gozo and Comino but I am just talking about the main island here).   This makes it ideal for exploring when over

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Alton Towers Stargazing Pods — Review

This weekend, to mark “Look Up at the Sky Day” Alton Towers Resort’s opened their brand new Stargazing Pods for the summer season and we were invited to see them for ourselves.  Sadly I couldn’t make it but Caity and Dan were all too happy to travel up to Derbyshire and try them out for us. There are 102 of the these pods, all offering comfortable accommodation with direct access

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Gringotts Wizarding Bank

You would think that after visiting over a dozen times Ellie would be over visiting Warner Bros Studio Tour, but nope. Actually nothing could be further from the truth.   And you might think that having been so many times there would be nothing new to see.  Not so.  Especially this year as Gringott’s Wizarding Bank opens in its biggest expansion.   Lined by towering marble pillars, the grand banking

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East coast of Iceland

This is my second post detailing our stay in Iceland.  Part one is here: West coast of Iceland, in and around Husafell and covers days one to three.  Day four and we left Husafell with heavy hearts and headed to our next hotel, on the east coast of Iceland for the next three nights. Day four We arrived at the Frost and Fire hotel late afternoon, in time to make

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West coast of Iceland

Lots of people have asked me where we stayed, the names of the places we saw, and generally what we got up to during our recent week in Iceland.  So what better way than to post our diary!  Trouble was the whole week became 40+ photos and 3000 words so I have split it into a couple of posts based on where we stayed. This first one is of our

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Easter fun with National Trust

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the excitement of a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at beautiful National Trust locations in and around Hampshire. Get ready for a school holiday break full of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring, and experience nature bursting into life at special places the National Trust looks after. Become a nature detective and follow

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Top Tips when travelling with a baby

This is an advertisement feature ****************** Not everyone gets to travel frequently, which means not everyone has the opportunity to pick up some trade secrets along the way. Hopefully, the top ten travel tips provided here have proven to be useful one way or another. But some rules don’t apply when travelling alone—or with sensible individuals—compared to jet-setting with infants. Having another person entirely dependent on you can be stressful

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My Top Ten Travel Tips

I have been travelling for almost my entire life, having gone on my first holiday (to Benidorm) when I was 18 months old.  Since then I have been very lucky to get away most years, and even spent six years an an ex-pat flying back and forth a number of times a year.    This means that I now see myself as a bit of a travel expert and thought

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Feb half term with the National Trust

  Get outdoors this February half-term with the National Trust – in and around Hampshire  February half-term is fast approaching, and there are loads of activities at National Trust places for kids to get messy, muddy and back in touch with nature. It’s the perfect opportunity for the whole family to create special memories and get inspiration for the year ahead. Give nature a hand and tackle Hinton Ampner’s spring

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Into the Glacier — Iceland

When I saw that Into The Glacier were based in Husafell, the same location as our first hotel in Iceland I decided to book it for our first day.  Generally we wanted our holiday to be governed by the weather and to not be looking at our watches every day but we decided to book this one trip as we were worried it might get booked up. Into The Glacier

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10 Reasons why you need to go to Iceland

  Having just got back from a week in Iceland, on what could quite possibly be the best holiday I have ever been on, I thought I would share my 10 reasons why you need to go to Iceland.  Because you do. Flight Time From the UK it is only a three hour flight and there are flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester on a daily basis.   There

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Top Tips for planning a trip to Iceland

Everyone seems to have just got back from Iceland recently, or are planning a trip.   Mr B and I currently fall into the latter group and so for the past few months I have been reading up on what to do / where to go / what we need.   All of it useful info that I thought might be worth sharing should you ever find yourself thinking “what

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