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Postcard from Bournemouth

My grandfather lived in a hotel in Bournemouth in the 1970s. It seemed amazing when I was 6 years old and meant many weekends and holidays spent on its golden sands doing beachy things…donkeys, trampolines, ice cream and  sandcastle building. So we left home early yesterday and 1 3/4 hours later we were putting the… Continue reading Postcard from Bournemouth

Postcard from Buckler’s Hard

We have had a couple of trips down the childhood memory lane the past couple of days. Yesterday after a muddy visit to the New Forest wildlife park ( all a bit too animal and mud brown to take snaps! ) we took a sunny walk through Buckler’s historic ship building yard. It was sort… Continue reading Postcard from Buckler’s Hard

Postcard from Basildon Park gardens

The sun was shining and we needed an outing. The picnic was packed and after an hours drive ,we finally plonked ourselves in some deck chairs to eat whlist the kids ran around like mad things . Basildon Park and its 400 acres of trails and gardens landscaped in 1776 certainly withstood 2 energetic boisterous… Continue reading Postcard from Basildon Park gardens

Final postcard from Northumberland

So we come to the end of our holiday in Northumberland. It seems a lifetime ago now  but holidays always do!  After Lindisfarne , we popped over to Ford & Etal for a meander. These villages had been enterprising enough to revive their community by considering everything good and developing a tourist trail of 20… Continue reading Final postcard from Northumberland

Postcard from Lindisfarne Castle

This has to be my favourite place and view. The climb into the 16th century romantic castle up the slippery cobbles was a little nerve racking with a toddler mainly due to the seeming lack of fencing his height ( bit of a surprise for a national trust property!) . We all loved it inside.… Continue reading Postcard from Lindisfarne Castle