A private viewing of Restormel Castle

We didn’t think we were going to make it in time. Last admission is normally half an hour before closing and we arrived at Restormel Castle about 15 minutes before closing. We were expecting to be turned away but thankfully the lovely English Heritage staff member let us in for a quick visit. There were […]

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Discovering Lanhydrock

After a day exploring the beautiful Cornish coastline we decided to stop by Lanhydrock, a late Victorian country house which conveniently was only a few miles from our Airbnb accommodation in Bodmin. Our visit was a little rushed as we arrived just before the last entry time, although this wasn’t really a bad thing because […]

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August Re-Cap: Being a London tourist

What’s been happening this month? I had a few days off work while my parents were staying with me so we got up to lots of touristy things. I wanted to take them to the Sky Garden but I waited too long to book tickets and all the time slots sold out. To get around […]

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The Eden Project

After spending the morning at St Michael’s Mount we hopped back in the car and drove north to the Eden Project thinking this would be good place to spend a rainy afternoon. I think everyone else may have had the same idea as there was quite the queue of cars waiting to park when we […]

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A soggy visit to St Michael’s Mount

St Michael’s Mount was one of the places I was most looking forward to visiting on my Cornwall trip, so you can probably imagine how disappointed I was that the weather turned out to be so awful on the day we visited. If you are not familiar with St Michael’s Mount, it’s a small tidal […]

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Four beautiful coastal spots you should visit in Cornwall

I was blown away by Cornwall’s unique and magical coastline. With over 400 miles of coastline to explore, we were never going to be able to see everything in the limited time we had, but I wanted to share four of my favourite spots that we were able to visit during our trip. Lizard Point […]

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Cornwall Road Trip: Land’s End and Minack Theatre

For the first two nights of our Cornwall trip we decided to base ourselves in Penzance so we could explore the most southerly points of Cornwall with ease. Our first stop on the trip was Land’s End, the most westerly point of England, which was only a 15 minute drive from our Airbnb accommodation. Entry […]

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July Re-cap: Family fun in London

What’s been happening this month? July has been an action-packed month, and a mixed bag of highs and lows. Early in the month my Nan sadly passed away. Although she’d had some health problems for a while it did come as a bit of a shock as she had seemed to be on the mend. […]

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A visit to Montacute House

After picking up our rental car at Heathrow, the first stop along our route to Cornwall was Montacute House. In good traffic Montacute House is about a 2 hour drive from Heathrow so it seemed like the perfect place to stop and break up our journey. Plus it’s maintained by the National Trust so as […]

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5 things to do in Geneva

Last month we travelled to Geneva for the briefest of visits, staying only one night and around 36 hours in total. Despite the limited time we had and the damp weather we experienced for the majority of our stay we still tried to fit in as much as possible. Here are five things we got […]

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