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Family Adventure: Denmark

“Why Denmark?” Everyone asked when I told them what our summer holiday destination was! OK, so it was a bit of a random choice but I’ve always wanted to explore Scandinavia and Denmark seemed like a good place start – its always top of the charts when it comes to the “happiest places to live” and I had heard lots of good things about how easy it was to travel with children there. So flights were booked, plans were made and bags were packed!

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Mini Adventure: Beryl’s Campsite

The summer holidays are finally here and we’ve survived the first year of school! Time for a much needed break from the routine and some fun adventures. Our first trip was three nights camping with the two boys and my Mum.

We choose Beryl’s Campsite in the tiny village of Beeson on the South Devon coast, the campsite had some great reviews on the Cool Camping website and it’s an area we’d not really explored before so we decieded to give it a go.

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Quantocks Ride

I don’t manage to get out on my mountain bike as much as I would like and opportunities to ride anything other then local trails are even rarer, so when I had a child free day on the same day that some friends were heading to the Quantocks I was there!

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Review: Wear Colour Women’s Ida Snow Jacket

The time had come – my well-worn Bonfire snowboarding jacket was starting to show its age (it had lasted the best part of eight winters) and so I needed to find myself a new one! I hate buying new clothes, especially expensive new clothes, so after much searching online, I was set on the Wear Colour Women’s Ida jacket.

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Snowboarding with the Girls: La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand

After last years girlie ski weekend we were all keen to make it an annual fixture on the calendar. This year we decided to head to St-Jean de Sixt and the ski areas of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand. So after almost a year in the planning, a last-minute accommodation cancellation and 10cm of snow falling in the UK the day before we were due to depart, it was finally time to pack the snowboards and escape to the alps for a break from the school run.

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Little Bear | Nursery Wall Art | Prints

Feeling the need to do something a bit more creative, I finally got round to putting a few sketches I’ve been working on into production!

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Mini Adventure: Camping at Little Meadows

The early summer had shown such glorious promise that me and my Mum decided to risk it and take the boys camping for a couple of nights in late August. We chose North Devon as it is an easy two and a half hour drive from Bath with some lovely sandy beaches. We decided to book a pitch at Little Meadows campsite between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin for three nights.

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Mini Adventure: Canoeing on the River Wye

Last weekends mini adventure was a trip down the River Wye in canoes! We booked a half day trip from Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat with the River Wye Canoe company and it didn’t disappoint.

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Specialized Bikes: Katy Curd and Helen Gaskell Free Women’s Coaching Day

I entered a random competition that popped on my Facebook feed a few weeks ago to go to a free coaching day by Specialized Bikes with Katy Curd and Helen Gaskell. And I was lucky enough to be picked! Although I have ridden mountain bikes for over 10 years, I’ve never actually had any coaching before and I hardly ever ride with other women so I was really excited (and a little nervous) about the day.

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