We decided fairly early in the year that we wanted to have a summer holiday this year. In the past we have done a package holiday with someone like Thomson etc… but this time we wanted something a little different. We didn’t have many requirements, other than somewhere warm, with a pool and a short flight. The first thing we looked at was renting a villa and doing it completely on our own. Airbnb seemed like a good choice, but…

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Whilst we were on holiday in France we decided to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carcassonne. Now I will fully admit that the only reason we went here is that Jesse is a board game geek. There is a game called Carcassonne, and after going in almost every shop, he actually managed to buy within the city walls. But it was actually really interesting to visit. Built on a steep spur of rock, Carcassonne’s rampart-ringed fortress dates back over…

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Ahh holiday time. The moment when you can relax and not worry about anything. At least that’s how it should be. You wake up super early for the early flight you are booked onto. Breeze through check-in and baggage drop off. Head to security, see through plastic bag in hand full of liquids you aren’t allowed in your luggage. After being searched you are in the departure lounge. Hooray, almost there. You check the board for your gate, head up…

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Back at the end of April, we took a spontaneous camping trip to the New Forest with Jesse’s brother and his girlfriend. It was so unplanned that we didn’t actually know where we were going until we were on the road! As we were on the road we booked a campsite just on the edge of the New Forest in Ashurst, not far from Southampton. It was perfect for us. We went just after the Easter Holidays and the bank holiday weekend…

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This week was Clems last one at pre-school before the Easter holidays. She only goes two mornings a week so our Easter holidays started on Thursday. The weather has been lovely the last few days. So we took full advantage of that and visited a local farm. Mile Oak Farm is in the South Downs, near Portslade, just outside of Brighton. If you don’t drive you can get the 1 or 1A bus to Mile Oak. From there it’s about…

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