Image 1 Rachael Hale (The History Magpie)

Holiday Snapshots #8

This week, I have great pleasure in introducing you to Rachael, who is such an interesting blogger – she knows everything there is to know about Kent and its fascinating history – and I love reading her stories. Rachael is sharing her fun-packed family holiday to the Isle of Wight and boy did she pack a lot in – from […]


The Secret Valley Garden

On a recent trip up North to Manchester, we were attending the christening of our niece. Usually we stay with my father-in-law but for one reason or another this wasn’t possible. I looked into the usual hotels nearby, and to be honest, they were expensive. I turned to trusty Airbnb. Usually used for trips abroad, […]


Family Fun at West Wittering Beach

There’s nothing better for the soul than a good old-fashioned trip to the seaside. For once we didn’t have anything pressing to do so we decided to dust off the bucket and spade (when I actually remembered where I put it) and head to the coast… The only problem was – where to? We didn’t want […]

Menorca 5

Holiday Snapshots #7


Urban Monkey Guide: Open House Junior


Urban Monkey Guide: Free Movies at The Scoop


Holiday Snapshots #6


Alice Holt Forest: The Gruffalo Trail