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Where to see Peacocks in Holland Park, London

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        Sprawling, metropolitan and sometimes unbearably busy, London is stressful at times. It is also not somewhere you associate with exotic animals and birds. Sure, pigeons are everywhere, and even the odd fox. But what if I told you, there are peacocks in London! And not in a zoo, or on private property. You can see peacocks in Holland Park, London, roaming freely! Holland Park makes for… Read More »Where to see Peacocks in Holland Park, London

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Where to find parakeets in Kensington Gardens, London

            Think of England’s capital, and all the images it brings to mind. Red buses, Buckingham Palace, Westminster…. So many iconic sights in this bustling capital. The city is busy, metropolitan and sometimes grey; exotic birds are not something you would associate with London! But London has some incredible parks, a place to escape the rat race, huge expanses where it is easy to forget… Read More »Where to find parakeets in Kensington Gardens, London

A weekend in Canterbury

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Since moving back to the UK, living in London and doing the whole “real job” thing, I have been trying to make the most out of my weekends! I work odd shifts, and so I don’t get every weekend off, but when I do I want to explore. Which means either jetting off to another European city, or exploring my own home country, and generally just trying to make the… Read More »A weekend in Canterbury

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The perfect 2 day Cornwall Itinerary!

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  Cornwall, England’s most southern county, is perfect for a two day break. Whether you’re keen for a weekend trip or have a few mid-week days up your sleeve, this 2 day Cornwall itinerary will give you a chance to see some of the main highlights. Having spent the better part of a year living in Cornwall, I’ve come to love everything about it – from the dramatic coastline to… Read More »The perfect 2 day Cornwall Itinerary!

A weekend in Brighton

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If you’re looking to escape from London for a weekend of fresh sea air, great food, culture and boutique shopping, look no further than the seaside city of Brighton. I spent most of my teenage years exploring everything Brighton has to offer and once I made the move to London, you’d find me regularly escaping to my old haunt. Albeit, to drink decent cocktails in bars rather than WKD on… Read More »A weekend in Brighton

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Weekend break in Lyme Regis, Dorset

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As a new resident of London, and having previous lived and worked by the beach, I am always craving a break from the city. I took a day trip to Brighton not too long ago, and so I wanted a different sea side town to satisfy my need to see the ocean. At only around 2.5 hours by train from London, Lyme Regis lends itself very well to a weekend… Read More »Weekend break in Lyme Regis, Dorset

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The best dog friendly restaurants in Ambleside, The Lake District

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The Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in the UK and has so much to offer visitors. From quaint little English villages, to rolling hills and spectacular lake views, there is something for everyone. Most visitors come here to experience the outdoors, perhaps hike the highest mountain in the UK, or just ramble along the extensive walking trails. The area lends itself well to those who like… Read More »The best dog friendly restaurants in Ambleside, The Lake District

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A guide to The Broads National Park

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When most people think of the UK, their minds immediately jump to the black cabs and red buses of London. There is far more to this country that its capital though. Just a three hour train journey away is the Broads National Park, one of the most idyllic areas in the country. Offering an easy escape from the London frenzy, here is everything you need to know about visiting the… Read More »A guide to The Broads National Park

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Short walks from Ambleside

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Ambleside is right in the heart of the Lake District, has plenty of things to do and see, and is the perfect base for exploring the outdoors. Many mountains and long hikes can be started from near Ambleside, however there are plenty of shorter walks too. Whether you are just on a quick weekend break, or a longer holiday, you can easily squeeze one of these walks in! For those… Read More »Short walks from Ambleside

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Winter weekend getaway destinations in the UK

As days get shorter, and temperatures plummet, it can start to feel a little bleak in the UK. However, during winter and the Christmas period, there are plenty of places to enjoy a winter weekend getaway in the UK. Small towns come alive with local festivals and Christmas lights, whilst city’s host markets with international cuisine and gifts. Places which are over run by tourists during the summer months become… Read More »Winter weekend getaway destinations in the UK