A Panoramic View over Bournemouth

Bournemouth Wheel

2016 was the year I promised myself we would go on the Bournemouth balloon, however, it wasn’t meant to be as it disappeared back in June, never to return. Thankfully, over the Christmas period, we got to take in panoramic views of Bournemouth from a big wheel standing more than 100 feet tall at Pier Approach. Isaac and I first rode the wheel after his 100 years of Cubs parade which saw us marching through Bournemouth Gardens covered in glowsticks,… Continue Reading “A Panoramic View over Bournemouth”

My Great British Family Holiday #OMGBFamily

Rope Swing

I have very fond memories of holiday’s as a child and always looked forward to spending time with Great Auntie Kathleen and Great Uncle Len who lived in Somerford, then Hampshire. I lived in West Sussex at the time, a stones throw from the shingle beach and not too far from the bright lights of Brighton, but holiday’s with my Aunt and Uncle always stick in my mind. It’s funny what you remember, the journey through the New Forest that… Continue Reading “My Great British Family Holiday #OMGBFamily”

Top Water Safety Tips for Parents

Swimming

Living by the coast means water safety is something we have taught the kids from an early age. The STA, a leading UK charity that is dedicated to the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques, has launched its annual national water safety week on 6th June, with a host of events and activities taking place all over the country designed to raise awareness about the importance of water safety. Richard Timms, STA’s President, said the campaign, which runs from 6th-10th… Continue Reading “Top Water Safety Tips for Parents”

Day Five of our Normandy Adventure

Arromanches

It is difficult to say which day was our favourite on our break in Normandy as they were all special in their own way. Day one introduced us to the history of WW2 with a visit to St Mere Eglise, Utah Beach and Pointe Du Hoc. Day two started us off on a medieval adventure with a visit to Bayeux and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux and the famous Bayeux Tapestry followed by Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Day three… Continue Reading “Day Five of our Normandy Adventure”

An Unexpected Stop In Jersey

Jersey

On Saturday we set off onboard a Condor Ferry from Poole to Jersey via Guernsey, knowing we had to get off at Jersey to change ferry’s to St Malo, however on our original booking we only had an hours turn around time so we knew if would be straight off one boat and onto the other. We went to check in for the second sailing to be advised that the times had changed and our next ferry wouldn’t be leaving… Continue Reading “An Unexpected Stop In Jersey”