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Exploring Compton Acres Gardens

  • February 21, 2019
Compton Acres

One of my favourite things about being a parent is sharing things from my own childhood with Little H, whether it’s toys, photos or visits to places we used to go as kids. So when we were invited to visit Compton Acres gardens in Poole I thought it’d be a great chance to show Little H somewhere I used to like exploring when I was little. I think the last >>

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A Guide To Bournemouth And Poole’s Best Beaches

  • July 10, 2018
branksome beach

We count ourselves very lucky to live in what we consider to be the best parts of the UK – it must be since a lot of people choose to come to Bournemouth and Poole on family holidays. Having lived here for almost 40 years (eek!) my husband and I know the area really well and definitely have our favourite beaches. We do tend to go to the beach more in >>

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10 Fun Things To Do In Poole and Bournemouth With Kids

  • March 26, 2018
Bournemouth Pier

We count ourselves very lucky to live in Poole in Dorset – I definitely wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the UK. We have beautiful beaches as well as countryside to explore, and there are tons of things to do in Poole and Bournemouth with kids. Bournemouth was once laughed at for being a retirement town – though recently is more famous for stag & hen parties – and Poole >>

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A National Trust Christmas at Kingston Lacy

  • December 21, 2017

We’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit here and have been on some fab Christmas outings. Last weekend we went to National Trust’s Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset to see the illuminated gardens. We have a National Trust family pass (which I can’t recommend highly enough!) and their seasonal events are always really good. Here are some of our photos… First, we went into the house which you have to pre-book your >>

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Sunset at Sandbanks – My Sunday Photo

  • July 24, 2016

I haven’t joined My Sunday Photo for ages, so I thought I’d link up with this photo of Sandbanks from earlier this week. On Tuesday we grabbed some fish & chips after work and took them down the beach. It was still lovely and hot, and Little H had a nice paddle in the sea. On our way back we wandered over to Poole Harbour where the sun was starting >>

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