Holidaying when pregnant – did you/would you?
May26

Holidaying when pregnant – did you/would you?

When Boy was a not-very-small almost-8mth bump inside me, I finally started my maternity leave and we promptly took off on holiday. We already had a 3 yr old, funds were tight and the British summer was actually glorious (no, really, it was…) so we decided that Holidaying when pregnant totally meant the camping thing. I’ll admit I did some fast-talking to convince Mr LittleStuff that I could TOTALLY handle camping with a...

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300yr old Cornish Cottage for half term, anyone?
May05

300yr old Cornish Cottage for half term, anyone?

I was browsing the cottage sites, as you do (well, as I do… I have a shortlist of amazing £2000-a-night gems that I’ll go stay in One Day), when I spotted this lovely little place in Cornwall is still available for half term! I know! Laburnham Cottage is a cosy, beautifully refurbished 300-year old character cottage in the hamlet of Trewint, only a mile away from Altarnun, one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall. It...

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Family Holidays – Big properties, perfect for sharing
Apr29

Family Holidays – Big properties, perfect for sharing

There is no doubt that once you have children the word ‘holiday’ taking on a whole new meaning.  Let’s face it, while they’re little, it’s not really a holiday is it.  More of a change of scene really (but without a washing machine or any of your own things).  So the concept of the holiday takes on a whole new meaning.  One great way of bringing back the true meaning of holiday is booking a big self catering property and sharing it...

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Glamping in the UK – fancy it? | Travel Tuesday
Mar30

Glamping in the UK – fancy it? | Travel Tuesday

Us grown ups might be all longing for long lazy beach days, and trips to ancient monuments, but if you stop for just a nanosecond to consider what your 1/4/7/10/12 year old (delete as appropriate…) might want, then the chances are they’re not remotely interested in rural seclusion and cultural excursions. And here’s where glamping comes in.  There’s nothing quite like it, and genuinely, it suits everyone. For the `I’m not a fan...

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Astonishingly Luxurious Pioneer Cabins – glamping in Dorset with Loose Reins
Mar17

Astonishingly Luxurious Pioneer Cabins – glamping in Dorset with Loose Reins

I think so many of us are yearning for something just a little more from our holidays – and of course, when I say ‘more’, I actually mean ‘less’. Less tech, less stress, less time-sucking day-to-day routine. How many of us dream of just getting away from all that, and sinking into the amazing pleasures to be had in the simple things in life? We want freedom, and for days full of possibilities to stretch...

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When LittleStuff went to Yorkshire – staying at Ing Heads
Mar15

When LittleStuff went to Yorkshire – staying at Ing Heads

A few weeks ago we packed up the car and headed north, to spend half term in the Yorkshire Dales. I know, I know – February is not normally a time any sane person chooses to holiday in the UK, is it? And if you WERE going to do it, you possibly wouldn’t head to on of the bleakest, more remote areas with four children in tow. I have teenagers. What was I thinking?? Well, actually I was thinking that what our family needed...

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