Bournemouth and the English seaside

We recently had the opportunity to visit the lovely seaside city of Bournemouth for the weekend. Actually, we’d intended to visit here for a long time. We have super lovely and creative friends from the Gold Coast who lived and…

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Days out in Kent – Broadstairs and Botany Bay

Determined to dip our toes in the ocean just once before ‘summer’ in the UK is over, we followed advice from friends about serene days out in Kent. We boarded a train from London headed to Broadstairs and Botany Bay,…

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The 7 most romantic things to do in Bath England

Bath is the epitome of Georgian elegance and is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. It’s a pleasurable day trip from London (take Great Western Rail from Paddington); or stay a night or two and…

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What to do in Hastings, England

Don’t write this lovely little seaside area off, it’s absolutely worth your time. What to do in Hastings? History, creative experiences, shopping and yummy food await. What to do in Hastings: history Take a trip through time with us to…

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Visit UK filming locations of 2015’s big releases

From Far from the Madding Crowd in Dorset to Frankenstein in Manchester, England staged one big, beautiful movie set in 2015, and crowds flocked to see where their favourites were shot. VisitEngland’s Chief Executive, James Berresford said: “Our research shows that 40…

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The great British Bath

Although there was a period in British history where bathing was deemed bad for the health (and consequently a freshen-up was only scheduled for once or twice a year), there are also important sections of history where a bath was…

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Spend a weekend in York, England

Vikings, Romans, breweries, a wonderful cathedral – it’s all on the table for a weekend in York adventure. Want more things to do in York England? Think churches, chocolate factories, innovative old schools, mansions, museums, trains, rivers, castle ruins, history,…

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Caves in a shopping centre? Who knew!

I type this rather wearily as we make our way back towards London from Nottingham on the M11, but am happy to report that yet another long awaited ‘to do’ has been fulfilled. Mates Nicole and Iain, along with Cooper…

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Brighton’s beachside charm

As the evening train sailed down the southern route from London towards the sea, all I could see was stark white snow lumped atop cars, buildings and air planes (all ground to a halt at Gatwick Airport). It was only…

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