North Devon Accommodation

North Devon Accommodation

The best places to stay in North Devon Whether you’re heading to one of the North Devon towns like Barnstaple or Bideford, or you want to stay close to the coastline, there are plenty of North Devon accommodation options. It’s an area we visit often, 

Spa and afternoon tea, Christchurch

Spa and afternoon tea, Christchurch

A spa day and afternoon tea, Christchurch Harbour Hotel What’s not to love, right? The titles surely tells you that this will be the mother of all treat days. A day at a spa is heavenly. An afternoon tea in Christchurch, Dorset as well is 

Ventana Grand Cafe, Bournemouth

Ventana Grand Cafe, Bournemouth

Lunch by the sea A treat, for me What a treat. I was so looking forward to dining at Ventana Grand Cafe, as Mister and I had, six years previously, spent our tenth wedding anniversary at the lovely Cumberland Hotel on East Overcliff Drive, in which 

Christchurch Food Festival

Christchurch Food Festival

The Christchurch Food Festival (held near Bournemouth) gets bigger every year, but luckily it still very much a community event. You may be surprised to learn that it’s not the only food festival in Christchurch either. Seemingly due to popular demand, it has now been 

Upper Deck restaurant, Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Upper Deck restaurant, Christchurch Harbour Hotel

A three course lunch @ Upper Deck restaurant, Christchurch Harbour Hotel The Christchurch Harbour Hotel sits on the Dorset coast, very close to my home. Yet I’d not dined there before, let alone written a review of the Upper Deck restaurant at Christchurch Harbour Hotel. 

Best Sandy Beaches near London

Best Sandy Beaches near London

Whether you’re living in or visiting London, a day or weekend at the beach makes a great escape from the capital. I’m sorry to say this, Brighton, but your pebbly beach doesn’t really do it for me. (Although I do love the Sussex city.) I 

Mudeford Sandbank

Mudeford Sandbank

Exclusive Mudeford Sandbank Mudeford Sandbank, or Spit as it is also known, is a fairly unique place, making a day at Hengistbury Head a family trip unlike any other. It is home to some of the only overnight beach huts in the UK. When they do 

Coastal breaks for couples, UK

Coastal breaks for couples, UK

My top ten coastal breaks for couples, UK Do you love to spend time by the sea? If, like me, you seek out the nearest beach pretty much wherever you land in the world (our shared preference for seaside hostels led to Mister and I