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    Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey-Ripon

    Wow where did the summer go? Cannot believe the nights are now drawing in and leaves are starting to fall. We even started talking about booking a panto tonight!! We have really got the camping bug this summer and wanted to make the most of the August bank holiday so we arranged with our friends […]

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    My Dad's Death

    Dealing with the death of my Dad

    I know that this is a family based blog and usually we talk about fun days out with happy smilie kids, but life isn’t always like that. After 1 year has passed I felt it was worth sharing my experience, even if there are elements that may be grim. My Dad My Dad (also named […]

  • Mo Farah Sony DSC-H400 Test

    Sony Cybershot DSC-H400 Review

    Let’s start off with full disclosures here. I’m not a photographer, but I like good photographic arrangements. I love vivid colours and I’d love to be able to do this one day. When we started blogging back in January 2016 all we had was our iPhone 5’s camera. Which worked out fine for snapping in well-lit […]

  • Duck with Redcurrant and wine Sauce

    Duck Leg and Red Currant and Wine Sauce

    After a disastrous trip to the meat shop, I was forced to drag myself to Tesco. We really fancied Duck with come form of sauce and it was my challenge for the Saturday night. We weren’t falling for the trip our kids pulled last time either. “I don’t want any I don’t like it” followed […]

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    City trip to Palma

    Palma de Mallorca

    Pre-kids we loved nothing more than a European city break and enjoyed seeing the sights of Paris, Prague and Amsterdam to name a few.  There’s nothing better than meandering along the cobbled streets, grabbing some local delicacies over a drink or 10 and just generally soaking up the atmosphere.  On our recent summer holiday to […]

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    Corn on the Cob

    Corn on the Cob

    Out of all the food choice you can have, Pizza, Grill, Kebab, topped Hot Dogs, Paella, Gyros and many more offerings, the surprise hit at the Just So Festival for our kids was Corn! It’s not like they’ve never had it before, it could just be they’ve never had it like this before. The Corn stand […]

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    Jason Cooks Comedy Club

    Jason Cook’s Comedy Club

    Comedy can be hit or miss at times, and believe it or not, not everyone likes it! Or so I found out when I tried to organise a Works night out a few years ago! Alan: I’m trying to organise a night to [insert closed down comedy club here] and I’m looking for numbers. Dave, what do you […]

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    Dolaucothi Gold Mines

    Dolaucothi Gold Mines

    Day 3 of our Trip to Wales was one of my favourites. Essentially this was the back bone of our reason to come to Wales. My Aunty Hazel, lives in a tiny village just outside of Lampeter. It is a beautiful un touched area of Wales, that is truly in the middle of nowhere, but […]

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    Aberystwyth

    Aberystwyth and Aberaeron – Day 2

    During the night I had woken up boiling hot in the tent and even chucked off the sleeping bag at one point. So, I had a feeling that the good weather was set to continue.  As predicted, the sun was beating down as I popped the kettle on the stove to make the morning brew.  The plan […]

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    Llangollen

    Journey to Wales and Llangollen – Day 1

    Emerging from the crazy two day turnaround since arriving back from Mallorca with its endless rounds of unpacking, washing, drying then the whole process of packing again, I was ready for some rest and relaxation over the coming days.  My Bacardi and Fanta Lemon days by the Pollenca pool seemed like a long way away at […]

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