• View from St Ninian's chapel towards Tower

    Four Nights in New Abbey, Scotland – Exploring the Solway Coast and Beyond

    16th August 2020

    As lockdown restrictions eased earlier this summer, we decided we needed – for our own sanity – to get away for a few days with the boys. We trawled AirBnB and settled on a small cottage in a sleepy village called New Abbey, a few miles from the Solway Coast. And, what a few days…

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  • Dexter in frontof the clocktower at Morecambe seaside

    11 Things to Do at Morecambe Seaside

    13th June 2020

    Morecambe is a stunning little seaside town, up the coast from it’s bigger and bolder neighbour Blackpool and a stone’s throw from the city of Lancaster. Although it feels a little run-down, like most seaside resorts in the UK, Morecambe is a gem of a place, with gorgeous views across Morecambe Bay towards the hills…

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  • The whole family room Holiday Inn Shepperton

    Holiday Inn, Shepperton | Hotel Review

    12th June 2020

    Just after Christmas, we spent a couple of night down south so we could visit my sister-in-law who lives in the gorgeous county of Surrey. We’ve been huge fans of the Holiday Inn for a number of years thanks to their cheap prices and comfortable rooms, so when we found the Holiday Inn Shepperton, which…

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  • The room at London Hilton on Park Lane

    London Hilton on Park Lane | Hotel Review

    29th November 2019

    I was recently given the chance to stay at the London Hilton on Park Lane, one of London’s most luxurious hotels and I was so excited to see what it had to offer. My branch was nominated in two categories in the Retail Sales Awards hosted by the business that employs me and myself and…

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  • Statue of William Wilburforce in Hull

    AD | A Weekend in Hull – The UK’s City of Culture 2017

    18th October 2019

    Disclaimer: We were invited to Hull by Visit Hull who paid for our food, accommodation and the activities we did during the weekend. I was not asked to share a blog post and all thoughts are my own. Last weekend we were invited to the city of Hull by Visit Hull to experience everything this…

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  • The room and bed inside The Midland, Manchester - a stunning hotel

    The Midland, Manchester | Hotel Review

    3rd October 2019

    I absolutely adore old fashioned hotels and The Midland in Manchester is one hotel I’ve admired for a long time. I spent five years of my life living in Manchester and while I was living in this vibrant, multicultural and very historic city, I couldn’t bring myself to stay there as it was right on…

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  • Wemyss Bay Holiday Park sign and the sea in the background

    Wemyss Bay Holiday Park | Review

    29th April 2019

    We have just returned from a four night stay in Wemyss Bay Holiday Park located in Renfrewshire in Scotland. I booked this Parkdean Resorts holiday via Hoseasons for the absolute bargain price of £169 for the four of us, despite it being the Easter holidays. When I was looking for reviews online to try to…

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  • Malmaison hotel in Birmingham at night

    Malmaison Hotel, Birmingham | Review

    28th March 2019

    We were recently invited to spend the weekend in Birmingham by Visit Birmingham, and as part of the weekend we stayed the night in the Malmaison Hotel Birmingham, located next to the Mailbox in Birmingham City Centre. We love a good hotel, and Malmaison have been on our wishlist for a very long time, so…

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  • View through a ruined window to the other end of the castle at Ludlow castle

    A Weekend Away in Herefordshire and Beyond

    18th April 2018

    This past weekend the three of us jumped in the car and headed down south for a weekend in Herefordshire where we had booked an Airbnb for the weekend.

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