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Summer So Far… 2016

Lewis Plane

There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. That’s how the saying goes isn’t it? Of course, I totally disagree. As I sit here typing this with the rain bouncing off the windows, I just cannot reconcil it with the thought that this could be summer. I’m sure when I was a child, summers were sunny!

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A Trip to Monaco Part 2

Monaco Yacht

Hello and welcome to the second part of my trip to Monaco. If you missed the first part you can catch up with it by clicking here.  Ready to continue? Let’s go!

During this time we stayed in the Novotel Monte Carlo. This hotel is set on a height and offers some gorgeous views of the harbour, and some of the best prices for accommodation in the area.

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How I Spent my Summer 2015

Sail boat Portstewart

Last year I wrote a post called  How I Spent my  Summer, and I thought I would do the same this year. Although in honesty, this year has felt much more like an exercise in finding signs that summer had even begun. There are few things quite as depressing as looking at the weather forecast and it says; Belfast 14; London 24. That is 10 whole very important degrees of difference. And it’s not as if London is that far away.

And breathe…

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Portstewart STrand beach, Northern Ireland

A Day at Portstewart Strand

It is no secret that I love Portstewart Strand. Two miles of soft golden sand, managed by the National Trust. Undoubtedly, my love of this beach is in part due to the happy memories I have of playing here as a child. There was nothing better than packing up the car with a picnic and heading to the beach for the day. Now, I am thrilled to be able to do the same for my children! And sometimes we even manage to stay for a few days!

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Cake

My Days at Easter

Although the school Easter holidays spanned two weeks, I hadn’t intended to take a coinciding blogging break. However, that is what happened, and it was fabulous! The first week passed in a blur as I packed our bags for a little family holiday to the North Coast of Northern Ireland. As there was snow whilst I packed, I had all our waterproofs and wellie boots at the ready! As it turned out I was wishing I packed shorts and sandals!

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