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”

A Winters Day at Ringstead Bay

Ringstead Bay

As a family we have challenged ourselves to visit every beach in Dorset and we made a good start in 2015 by ticking off Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Swanage, Portland, Charmouth, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Kimmeridge Bay and Burton Bradstock as well as the 7 miles of beach we have in our home town of Bournemouth. Yesterday we headed to the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth and had planned to go up in the Sea Life Tower too but sadly… Continue Reading “A Winters Day at Ringstead Bay”