How to make your Christmas Wreath from your afternoon walk – Luxury Family Hotel style
Dec12

How to make your Christmas Wreath from your afternoon walk – Luxury Family Hotel style

Making a Christmas Wreath: A How-to Guide from Woolley Grange Every year we swear we’ll make our own wreath – and every year we gfoirget, or get intimidated by stratingt he task, or don’t have what we need, and end up not doing so. And every year we promise that NEXT year will be the year. Finally – 2014 IS the year. We did it! And how and why we did it is down to the lovely Head gardener from Woolley Grange,...

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Top 5 Pieces of Essential Kit for Motorhome Holidays
Nov22

Top 5 Pieces of Essential Kit for Motorhome Holidays

As regular readers are well aware, we headed off this Autumn courtesy of the lovely people at Bailey of Bristol on the #ItalyRoadTrip – 4,000 miles in the lovely Margot, a Baileys Approach Autograph 765 Motorhome. We had never even been in a motorhome before, let alone taken the family on a month-long trip in one, so it was a completely new experience for us! Needless to say we had an absolute blast, and are already begging...

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Brittany Ferries for our #ItalyRoadTrip. Brilliant – as always.
Nov11

Brittany Ferries for our #ItalyRoadTrip. Brilliant – as always.

The last few years we’ve gone to France, and been lucky enough to travel with Brittany Ferries to get there. Thankfully they put the Barfleur back on the Poole Cherbourg crossing (the Condor Express and I had a little up-and-down relationship a few years back…), and not only does the ship calmly plough through most of the weather we’ve seen without much roll, but we also get a cabin. Which is brilliant, and...

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And so… Home. #ItalyRoadTrip
Nov11

And so… Home. #ItalyRoadTrip

It was with a quiet sense of tired sadness that we finally said goodbye to Italy and headed through the Mont Blanc tunnel on our journey home. Although we still had a full three days of travel in front of us, we all felt that the trip was pretty much over – we began to talk about home and plans for the rest of the year, rather then our plans for tomorrow – or simply sitting back and not really thinking much of anything as...

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Day 21 – Seeing Pisa #ItalyRoadTrip
Nov08

Day 21 – Seeing Pisa #ItalyRoadTrip

The drive from Ostia was a pretty one through the rolling hills and dramatic countryside of Tuscany – once again, we were frustrated by our tight schedule, and yearning to just head off the autostrade to explore the little villages we could see tucked away onto practically every hilltop we whizzed past. But this was not the holiday for that. This was the whistlestop Grand Tour, and we were headed to one of the husband’s...

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Day 19 – moving on again, finding Ostia Antica #Italyroadtrip
Oct29

Day 19 – moving on again, finding Ostia Antica #Italyroadtrip

Following the amazing madness of a day absorbing the scale of both Pompeii and Vesuvias we decided to take a day on Dei Pini’s lovely beach to relax and enjoy. We swam with the fish, we read on the sand, I caught up with some work… And Boy got nipped by a crab. Twice. But we had many miles still to go, and couldn’t stay still for ever. We have quickly fallen into the swing of living in a motorhome. There is so little...

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