Travel // Crane 29 with Canopy & Stars…

With all the excitement of the Summer holidays and getting away, I realised I haven’t shared with you our stay at Crane 29.  The most beautiful and unique crane house in Bristol, built by the team at Canopy & Stars. Bristol has a maritime heritage and central to the City sits the harbour.  Once a busy trade harbour with ships docking from all over the world, it is now home to restaurants, pleasure boats, art galleries and museums, one of

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Travel // Blencathra Shepherds Hut, The Lake District…

I’ve never visited the Lake District. I know!  What was I thinking?  Why on earth hadn’t I been to this awe inspiring place before.  I tell you why, it’s a 6 hour drive from Bristol, and to be honest I never fancied the journey.  But how wrong could I be?!  It was WORTH the journey – every bit of it. Our plan, in the lakes, was to stay at the Scales Plantation, north of the district, just outside of Keswick.

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Travel // Fforest Gather…

When I mention Fforest to friends they have all gushed to me about the Fforest camp charms, telling me tales of the campfire chats, how relaxed they feel there and how it’s the only place they will go on a UK family holiday now.  Is it really that good?  I had to find out, and was excited to visit Fforest Gather (their two week festival this August) with my brood.

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Travel // The Big Cwtch festival…

This weekend we drove back over the Severn Bridge to Wales – to a small boutique festival known as ‘The Big Cwtch’. Cwtch means hug in Welsh, and it really did feel like that – this festival is charming and delightful.  More like a village fete crossed with a garden party, it small and perfectly formed.

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Travel // La Carr’air Cabin, Pont Aven, Brittany…

La Carr’air – the cabin in the trees. Part treehouse – part cool cabin.  Wooden clad with quirky features, this holiday let was a total treat from start to finish. ‘A treehouse’! exclaimed the boys excitedly. Yep! A house up there in the trees. What more could an 8 year old boy want? After spending a few days on the coast at Bot Conan Lodge, we had driven an hour further round the coast to Pont Aven, the other side

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Festival // Gather at Fforest August 2016…

This summer our weeks are filled with wilderness and adventures.  Camping under the stars and toasting things on an open fire.  As a family it is one of our most favourite things to do, spend time outdoors, learning new skills and getting plenty of fresh air. Fforest over in Cardigan, West Wales (yes where Sisterhood is also held) is hosting it’s beautiful festival, GATHER, once again this summer.  Gather is a two week holiday/festival of adventures in nature, music, culture,

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Travel // Bot Conan, Brittany with Canopy & Stars…

Bot Conan in Southern Finistere, Brittany, is a world of calm and beauty. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by the owner Arnaud, who was keen to share his beautiful site with us.  Arnaud, has a series of fields that surround a stone farmhouse and barn, just a two minute walk from the beach – it couldn’t be any more ideal. In the fields, Arnaud, has constructed a series of safari tents which are designed on tents in which he

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Travel // Canopy & Stars collection 2016…

Last month, or maybe the month before! Gosh I am so behind in sharing all of my adventures with you, please forgive me.  Well, not long ago (ahem!) I travelled down to West Sussex with my pal Laura, to the rich wildlife haven of Knepp Wildland Safari’s. Canopy & Stars were holding their annual #cscollective meet up, a chance for us to get a flavour of what it is like to stay in one of their top locations, and have

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