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My Tips For Coping With Flying Guilt In An Eco-Conscious World

As you all know, I have become far more eco-conscious over the last two years and as I continue to research more areas it has become very apparent that there are an awful lot of things that we all do every single day that has an impact on our planet. Whether that’s waste, plastic pollution, CO2 emissions, chemicals from products, animal testing… It seems never-ending. I have so far made many a swap, a lifestyle change and even more recently a diet change (I went vegetarian in January) but there is one environmental issue that is hanging over me like a big black cloud and it feels that way because I know it is something I could never stop doing and that’s flying. Continue reading “My Tips For Coping With Flying Guilt In An Eco-Conscious World”

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The Best Ways to Beat Your Holiday Blues

We’ve only been back from our family holiday abroad for a couple of days and I already feel as though we’ve been back ages. The bad weather that greeted us didn’t help, the reminder of having to find a new car as I looked at my battered Astra when we arrived home (sigh), the immediate start of washing and cleaning and thinking about routines coming back into play… urgh, take me back! And this is why I suffer badly with the holiday blues. It happens almost every time I come back, especially if the holiday has been extra special and it can take me a week or more to fully settle into being home again.  Continue reading “The Best Ways to Beat Your Holiday Blues”

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What To Do With Pets When You Go On Holiday

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Going on holiday is a fun, exciting time. However, if you are a pet owner, it can also be a little bit stressful. You need to organise what you are going to do with your pets while you are on holiday well in advance of leaving for your holiday. You all love your pets, as I do and I know how tough it can be to leave them behind. Here are a few options of what you can do with your pets when you go on holiday.

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John O’Groats To Cape Town: Travelling Down The Map

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When it comes to long-distance travelling, a lot of people have some big ideas about the places they’d like to see. Over the years, through seeing other people’s images, along with television appearances, it’s easy to build up a list of the places you need to see. Of course, choosing locations is one thing; planning a route is another. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring a trip like no other, travelling from John O’Groats, the Northernmost town in the UK, to Cape Town, one of South Africa’s furthest South cities, to give you an idea of how to can embark on your own adventure. Continue reading “John O’Groats To Cape Town: Travelling Down The Map”

8 reasons to book an in-inclusive holiday

8 Reasons To Book An All-Inclusive Holiday

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Prior to becoming a parent, myself and my other half would happily book a last-minute holiday, booking all of our arrangements separately and working out where to eat and what to do once we arrived. This lead to us having a mixture of amazing holidays and also some disastrous ones… being scammed in Tunisia Continue reading “8 Reasons To Book An All-Inclusive Holiday”

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Why Southsea is a great day out for all the family

I have lived in Hampshire all my life and spent a lot of my childhood visiting the great places it has to offer. Certain places hold special memories for me and the coast, especially Southsea and Hayling Island, were two of my Mum’s favourite destinations. 

Southsea is located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island and is most well-known for its castle, its naval history, the events which take place on the common and its pier. Each time I visit there seems to be a new gem to discover. As a child, Continue reading “Why Southsea is a great day out for all the family”