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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Our Holiday to Dorset (2018)

For this year’s family holiday, we decided to visit Dorset in the West Country. Although Cornwall will always have a special place in our heart, Dorset is a lot closer (a beautiful 3 hours from Brighton in comparison to 5-6 hours with good traffic) and is in close proximity to family. Plus, we hadn’t taken T to Dorset before outside of Camp Bestival!

Dorset is now becoming a very close second when it comes to the West Country. The beaches are gorgeous, the lifestyle is just as relaxed as Cornwall, and the cider is a pretty good compromise. I would move here in an instant and whenever we visit I always end up talking to Sharon about our imaginary house which is located near Sandbanks.

For this holiday, we decided to stay at a local Haven site in Weymouth. Last time when it was just me and Sharon we stayed in Poole, which is only a 40-45 minutes away so not a massive distance, but it meant certain excursions (eg. Monkey World!) were a lot closer this time round.

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Dreaming of Oversea Travel [AD]

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T has always been a good traveller whenever we’ve gone on holiday. Regardless of distance, he’s generally happy to entertain himself by chatting to us about what’s going on outside, what we’re doing (a dozen times over) and where we’re going. When things get a bit dull or he doesn’t fancy sleeping, he’s also happy just chilling out on Hopster.

Seeing as he’s never been any trouble travelling, we’re really starting to think about going abroad – especially as he starts school next year (eek!) when travelling is likely to become more costly!

Although an airplane is very different to the comfort of your car – I think T would really enjoy being on a plane and up in the sky; looking at the clouds, not to mention having more room when it comes to his seat.

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