The Lure of the Algarve

I love living in Dorset for our breathtaking cliffs and golden beaches but sometimes the lure of somewhere warmer gets to me, especially with the weather being so changeable this year. One place I would love to visit is the Algarve in Portugal after Hubby sung its praises after a long weekend away with the boys. The coast of the Algarve reminds me of Dorset with breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands so I imagine it would be a home from home – only warmer. Whilst much the of Algarve’s appeal to some is activities, beach bars, castles (of …

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Heading to Australia – Don’t miss out on visiting these places!

If you search Australia travel destinations online, chances are you’ll see the eastern side: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast. However, if you want to visit the real Australia, head 4,000 kilometres west to the most isolated and majestic places on the continent. Western Australia is five times the size of Texas and home to just 2.2 million people which makes it a great place to visit and discover. It is easy to pick up a cheap Ford wagon, hire a 4 wheel drive or ride one of the hop-on-hop-off buses that service people going up and down the …

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Lulworth Cove

Top Tips For Holidaying in the South West of England with Kids

We live in a beautiful country, one which I have made a resolution to explore more of. As a very proud resident of the South West of England I thought I would share some of my top tips for visiting us. The South West of England covers 9,200 square miles and includes the counties of Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, as well as the Isles of Scilly which offers plenty to see and do for young and old alike. When anyone asks about things to do when visiting the south coast I always mention the South West Coast Path which totals …

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Visit Bournemouth and discover its #HiddenGems

I love where we live with Bournemouth, Poole, the Jurassic coast and New Forest only a short drive away. Bournemouth used to be known as a retirement town but recently it has been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century and we have had a swanky new upgrade to the sea front with a new water fountain area, tourist office and display area. For an extra treat why not book a hotel with a sea view. In the summer Bournemouth Gardens is teaming with things to do such as the Bournemouth balloon where riders are enchanted with a spectacular panoramic …

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London Bus

A Perfect Family Weekend in London

With the blog name Chelseamamma people often think we live in London, but actually it has come from my football loving past and was actually my twitter name long before I started my blog – I love football and Chelsea FC are my team. We actually live in Dorset, with access to some of the most beautiful coastline in the country and some simply stunning countryside too but every now and then we hanker after some time in “the big smoke” Tots100 are running a competition to win a 5* stay at the Royal Garden Hotel and the challenge is to …

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