Our Holiday to Corfu, Greece 2019

Last week saw us take our first ever family holiday abroad – with Corfu in Greece as our destination of choice. We’d never been to the country, and seeing as I’m an eighth Greek (and proud of it!) we thought we’d pay Greece a visit. This follows on from Sharon winning some travel vouchers at work, so we wanted to make the most out of it! Our other option was Amsterdam, but I’m so glad we chose Greece.

Arriving on Wednesday, we had a gorgeous 6 nights and 5 days in the sun – although it still wasn’t long enough in my eyes. We knew before arriving that the Island was relatively small with little opportunity to travel further afield outside of our resort and local towns, so we readied ourselves for some serious sunbathing!

As well as treating ourselves to some summer clothing – some of which was also kindly gifted* recently by JD Williams  – we were ready for some Vitamin D.

Here’s what we got up to:

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Are We There Yet? – 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Happy When They Travel.

This is a collaborative post

The summer holidays are almost upon us! Which means that millions of us will be jetting off for a well deserved break with the family. Lots of fun in the sun (or rain depending on your holiday location) lots of ice cream and even more memories to be made! But did you know that a high percentage of parents actually dread the travelling aspect of their holiday?


Unhappy, hot and bothered, and often inconsolable; it doesn’t matter how you travel, sometimes the little ones just struggle with the whole concept. And it’s even worse for parents who can’t console or comfort their little ones like they do at home. You’ve saved hard for your holiday – whether you’ve budgeted and lived well within your means or you’ve gone without treats for several months (for more information on debt and money management click here) so you deserve to enjoy every moment.

Here you’ll find 5 ways to keep your kids happy when they travel!

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Our Holiday to Cornwall (2019)

Before we found Dorset, Cornwall was always our happy place. Our home away from home. Our go-to destination for holidays. If it’s not the beaches we love, it’s the laid back atmosphere that comes with Cornwall being a surfers paradise. Before T came along, Sharon and I had been visiting Cornwall on and off (every other holiday was a visit to Cornwall) for years – it was even our first holiday together as a couple! We just love the area and actually feel more at home here than in Sussex.

Despite our love for Cornwall though, it’s a rather long way away from Sussex with a child, so when choosing our holiday we often opted for Dorset when deciding to visit the West Country as it’s only 3-4 hours away in comparison to the potential 6-8 hour journey to Cornwall. The last time we visited (gosh, this is an old post!) T was only a few months old and the journey wasn’t *great* so we decided to leave it a little while before visiting again – leading us to where we are now.

After years of waiting for the right time, we finally decided to book a holiday to Cornwall.

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Bluestone: Our Accommodation: Ramsey (Review)

Last year, we stayed at Dina’s Lodge as part of our blogger’s experience with Bluestone. This was an incredible property and was perfect for larger groups. This year, because it was just the three of us, we decided to try something new and a bit smaller. We’d also read a few other blog posts saying how great this particular accommodation is so we thought we’d give it a try.

Bluestone has a huge array of accommodation choices available, from studio apartments to cottages to ‘Tenby Connect’s’ that sleep 12 in a ginormous lodge over 1.5 storeys. All of them have their own qualities and unique style and are tastefully decorated to suit the surroundings.

This year, we stayed in a Ramsey Lodge, but if you would like to know more about the living options available, the Bluestone website has all the details; from image galleries to floor plans.

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Bluestone: Our Week in Wales 2018 (Review) [AD – Press Trip]

Arriving home shortly after our first visit to Bluestone last year, we were soon on the Bluestone website booking our next visit. We had such an amazing time when we visited that we wanted to do it all over again the following year. Bluestone is like nothing we’ve ever experienced, and as written previously, is one of the few ‘holiday parks’ where we enjoy (and prefer) to stay on site!

We decided to book for the same time as the previous year, not only because we found a great deal but because we wanted to take advantage of the fact that we can still travel with T during school time – meaning everything would be a lot quieter. Plus, Bluestone is stunning in the Autumn.

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Camping: Our Packing List for Camp Bestival

This year will be our second year at Camp Bestival, and we are incredibly lucky that we have been invited as Official Crew for the festival. Thanks to last years introduction to the festival, it’s now become the highlight of our year and we plan on attending every year from now on.

Although we’ve been camping before, we were complete novices to family camping and only had a rough idea on what we absolutely needed to bring (although we quickly learnt that Camp Bestival has an amazing stock of essentials in their main shop). Thanks to the UK being so unpredictable we had to pack for every eventuality, just in case, however as the week went on we realised what was essential and what wasn’t!

If you’re thinking of attending Camp Bestival this year and aren’t sure what to pack, here’s a quick list that we’d like to share to help you along the way so you don’t over pack, because trust me, you don’t want to be lugging up unnecessary stuff up and down that hill from the car park!

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