As most of you will have guessed by now, I like to go hiking and climb mountains…but one problem I’ve always experienced is the long distance between home and my favourite hiking spot, Wales…especially when only visiting for the weekend. To overcome the need to rush a mountain climb in on the Sunday and then […]
I’ve been banging on about the Everest Base Camp trek (EBC) for some time, I’ve done it and it took some time but I’m finally ready to tell you how ...
Recently I was given the opportunity to take my boys away for a few days to the Norfolk coast only a few hours drive from Northamptonshire (once they have sorted ...
At the end of September we had the opportunity to spend a long weekend down on the Devon coast in the popular seaside resort of Woolacombe and in one of ...
Barbour International is home to the original ‘Biker Jacket’…In 1908 Barbour introduced its first oilskin suit for motorcycling and the love affair with biking began. Being a fairly new recruit to the Barbour brand (I have one of their popular quilted jackets) I was delighted to be given the chance to review one of the […]
Culture Vulture is a site dedicated to bringing you unique and diverse handmade craft items with a contemporary twist alongside responsibly sourced Fair Trade items. There are many styles to choose from, including European, Asian, American and African and with many varying uses from furnishings, kitchenware, clothing and home accessories. Having travelled to a few […]
Things have been a bit quiet on the blog recently, this is mainly due to work commitments taking up most of my time in the run up to Christmas, so today I have been sent this interesting post from Booking.com on the impending festive season trends and holidays. As the days get shorter and summer […]
I’m a big fan of City Breaks and being based within the UK opens up many opportunities on where you could fly off to. I’ve already done a city break to New York, Rome and Prague so for me the next destination that really does appeal is Marrakesh. I’d like to tie in some city […]
I’ve visited Bugtopia a few times now over the last few years, it’s based in a small village called Great Cransley, near Kettering in Northants. It’s an extension of the Green Trunks Garden Centre. Bugtopia is run by a small dedicated team who are incredibly passionate about bugs and reptiles. They saw a gap in […]
It started off as a debate, where shall we go on our first family holiday abroad? Europe was the most obvious choice given its close proximity to the UK, but where? We ranged from Spain to Italy and then decided upon Cyprus. Coincidentally I had a friend who had emigrated to their due to her […]
My name is Carly and I live in the UK. I have 2 boys, 2 dogs, 3 cats and many tropical fish…I work full-time from the comfort of my own home, I love music and try and get to as many gigs as possible. The reason I have set up this blog is to document my life as a mum whilst also tackling my desire to go travelling and have an adventure. I’ve recently completed an Everest Base Camp trek for charity in October 2013 and I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro back in February 2011…currently looking for my next adventure!