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Potions room at the Studio Tour

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Most people who meet me find out before long that I am a big Harry Potter fan – I have read the books several times, love the films and could talk about the Wizarding World for hours (if you let me!). Thankfully, I have friends and family who love it as much as me, so, […]

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The Jurassic Coast, Dorset

A Day Out to the Dorset Coast

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door on the coast of Dorset have been places I have wanted to visit for a while, and being relatively close (I live in North Devon, just over two hours’ drive away), I thought I should take the opportunity for a day out, especially with the glorious weather we have been […]

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Days Out in the Peak District

The Peak District is a beautiful part of England, and not too far from where my parents live, so the last time I was visiting over May half-term, I was lucky enough to head there on a couple of days. I will definitely be going back again the next time I have the time to […]

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The Shambles in York

Day Trip to York

I recently had a week off work, staying with my family in Nottinghamshire and planned a busy week for myself seeing family and friends (and enjoying not being at work!). As my parents live in a well-connected town, I took the chance to have a day trip up to York. The last time I visited […]

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View from coast path near Lynmouth

Walk to Watersmeet

Being British, I take every opportunity I can to be outside in the sun – when it eventually appears! Last weekend was the first decent bit of weather the country has had this year, so, of course, I had to make the most of it and headed out for a walk. Devon has so many […]

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travel essentials

My Travel Essentials

Everyone who travels has a different list of essentials they need to bring with them, whether it’s for a long holiday or just a weekend away, so I thought I would share mine! Phone and Charger I never thought I’d be someone who couldn’t live without their phone, but I have sadly fallen into that […]

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Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge

Weekend Break in Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the places I wanted to visit again in 2018, and I am lucky to have friends who live there. Over the weekend I enjoyed a pretty much last minute weekend break visiting one of my oldest friends and wandering around the city. Of course, being February, the weather was cold and […]

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smartphone used to play music when travelling

Music I Travel To

Music is a big part of my life. I don’t play an instrument, collect vinyl’s or CDs or create music, but I can’t go a day without listening to something. I work better when listening to music and when cleaning or cooking at home I need to have music on in the background. But music […]

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Harry Potter A History of Magic poster

Day Out at Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Most people who meet me will before long find out I am a quite the Potterhead, aka a big fan of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, the eight films that followed and everything about the wonderful Wizarding World she created. I even made part of my trip to Edinburgh last autumn a Harry […]

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