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Where to stay in Portsmouth Pre Cruise – Portsmouth Cruise Port Hotels

More ships are now cruising out of Portsmouth International Cruise Port than the usual cruise port of Southampton which is only just down the road. Portsmouth is full of history,...
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Greenway Farm Campsite Review, Drybrook, Forest of Dean

Greenway Farm Campsite can be found in the beautiful Forest of Dean, located in Puddlebrook, and only a short distance to the village of Drybrook. The site is set on...
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Gatwick Airport Hotel Reviews

Gatwick Airport is situated in the south east corner of England in Surrey. It is a huge airport that for us is a pain to get to as you have...
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Heathrow Airport Hotel Reviews

Heathrow Airport is the London airport that we use most frequently, it is found just off the M4 and for us the most accessible. If you are flying out of...
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Current UK Cruising Summer Seacation Updates and British Isles Cruising

This post includes all the news of the summer 2021 cruises currently being announced – see below. British Isles Cruises have always been popular with overseas visitors but in the...
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Is this one of the best campsites in the Forest of Dean – Campsite Review Whitemead Forest Park, Gloucestershire

Whitemead Forest Park is a camping and caravan park situated in Parkend in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. We have stayed multiple times at Whitemead and have enjoyed...
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Drum and Monkey Pub Stopover and Campsite Review, Worcestershire.

The Drum and Monkey Campsite is attached to the Drum and Monkey pub and can be found 1.5 miles from the Upton upon Severn town centre on the B4211 Gloucester...
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Motorhome Vlogs – Drum and Monkey Pub Stopover Campsite, Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire

Watch our two part vlog series on staying in our Motorhome at the Drum and Monkey Pub Stopover Campsite. Located just outside Upton Upon Severn in Worcestershire it is a...
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Village Hotel Basingstoke Review

We stayed at the Village Hotel in Basingstoke whilst we visited friends for a weekend. Village Hotels Club are a lifestyle hotel brand that currently have 31 hotels in the...
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Plusterwine Farm Campsite Review Woolaston Gloucestershire

Plusterwine Farm Camsite is a small family run campsite in Woolaston, not far from Lydney on the main A48. It 25 miles from Gloucester and only 6 miles from Chepstow....
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Southampton Food Tour – Where we wanted more and where we looked for the door!

We have visited Southampton a few times now, and to be honest it is getting to be one of our favourite citiy’s to visit in England! Food is also one...
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Bournemouth, Dorset – Cruise ship spotting, mad squirrels, good food and lots of rain!

We spent two very wet days in Bournemouth, in Dorset at the end of September 2020. The weather was unfortunately against us but we did manage to do some cruise...
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Exploring Gloucestershire – Visiting Bibury in the Cotswolds

We are very lucky to live in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire in England. One of our first trips out following lockdown was to the beautiful village of Bibury. Bibury...
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Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury – Revisiting our Wedding Venue after 18 years!

On June 8th 2002 Paul and I were married at Westonbirt Aboretum, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. It was a magical day which started off with our ceremony taking place in...
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Escape Hunt Cheltenham Review

Escape Hunt is a venue that can be found in the Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham. We have now been invited along twice to experience their Escape Rooms. So do have...
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Light Up Cheltenham

We were invited to attend the Light Up Cheltenham Launch Evening by Visit Cheltenham, back for its third year this free event will see some of Cheltenham’s most famous buildings...
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Beachside Holiday Park Review Hayle Cornwall

We were invited by are good friends Tony and Tina to spend my birthday weekend at the Beachside Holiday Park. They have been visiting this park for many years and...
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An afternoon spent wandering in Painswick, Gloucestershire

Situated in the famous Cotswold hills, surrounded by some of Gloucestershire’s most delightful countryside is the historic wool town of Painswick. Our house sit with Harvey and Red was under a mile...
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Bath Marina and Caravan Park Review

Campsite Review One of our favourite things to do is to jump in our camper van and get away for the weekend. A group of us enjoy going away together...
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Restaurant Review – Marinades Caribbean Restaurant, Cheltenham

We were out in Cheltenham and decided that we fancied some caribbean food, we had previously eaten at Turtle Bay Restaurant which we had enjoyed, however, a friend had recommended...
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An evening out at Connolly’s Tapas Bar, Stratford Upon Avon

We visited Connolly's Tapas Bar whilst we staying at the Riverside Campsite near Stratford-upon Avon. Our friends Sally and Dickie had been before and recommended a visit. The Restaurant First impressions were...
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3 days of fun at the Sunshine Festival, Upton Upon Severn

We had been told about the Sunshine Festival by some good friends of ours and decided to give it a try, and we were really glad we did! The festival...
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Sunday Lunch at the Edgemoor Inn, Gloucestershire

We had heard good reports about the Edgemoor Inn and decided to pay a visit. We were actually Housesitting in Edge, Gloucestershire at the time, staying in a wonderful property looking...
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Housesitting with Harvey and Red

Housesitting with Harvey and Red We had previously looked after Harvey for a week last year and really enjoyed it, so we were chuffed to bits to be asked back....
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Our day out to the Welland Steam and Country Rally Worcestershire

We had a great day and evening with family and friends at the Welland Steam and Country Rally. The Rally was first started in 1964 by a handful of Steam...
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Springfest 2015 Gloucester Quays

Springfest is held over 3 days, and is one of the numerous events held in our home city of Gloucester, in the dock and quays area. It is an event...
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Food Festival Gloucester Quays 2015

The Gloucester food festival is one of the events held every year at the docks in the city of Gloucester. We had previously attended the Springfest held here and really...
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House sit in Abbeymead Gloucester with Darcey, Missy and Yoshi

We were asked to house sit in Abbeymead in Gloucester, to look after two dogs and a bearded dragon. The Pets ? Darcey and Missy two adorable border collies and...
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House sitting in Cheltenham with Jasmine and Puddles

We were asked to spend two weeks house sitting in Cheltenham looking after Puddles and Jasmine. The Pets During our house sitting in Cheltenham, we looked after 2 lovely dogs...
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Stone End Farm Camping Review, Coarse, Gloucestershire

Campsite Review We have now had 2 lovely weekends in our Camper Van at Stone End Farm. It is within the village of Corse in rural North West Gloucestershire about...
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