Half term break at the Crown Manor House Hotel, Lyndhurst

Family hotel - the Crown Manor House hotel in Lyndhurst, lovely high street hotel in Lyndhurst, New Forest - Bubbablue and me

We rarely go abroad, but I do like to get away from home as much as possible.  That means short breaks during school holidays.  Most of our holidays are 4-5 days long, and most are just N and myself.  The OH just doesn’t do holidays (we’ve had one since N was born 6 year years ago), and if we stay at home when I’ve got time off, N always ends up wanting to go out and work on the farm. … Continue Reading “Half term break at the Crown Manor House Hotel, Lyndhurst”

A London day trip featuring a City Cruises river tour

London day trip river train and tram - Bubbablue and me

I love visiting London. I’d hate to live and work there, but to visit, I’d happily go and explore every corner of the city given half the chance. I try to take N each year because it reminds me of the trips my mum used to take us on a couple of times a year. We’re only an hour away on the train – although during the week it’s a disgusting price if you want to get into town at… Continue Reading “A London day trip featuring a City Cruises river tour”

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne – a little bit of luxury

Luxury stay at the Grand Hotel Eastbourne

I’m always up for going away for a few days, and we’d not been away since July last year.  Having a few days off work over Easter gave us the chance to have a spontaneous few days away.  As usual the OH would be working, so it was just N and myself.  N reckoned he was going to stay in another cottage, but as it was only the 2 of us, 30 hours before we were due to leave I… Continue Reading “The Grand Hotel Eastbourne – a little bit of luxury”