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Marwood Hill Garden – North Devon

This charming private garden is set in a peaceful valley just a few miles from Barnstaple, Devon. It was created by the late Dr Jimmy Smart who, after being a ship’s doctor during the Second World War, purchased the land in 1949. By 1980, he was a full-time gardener and quickly recognised for his contribution, [...]

By | 2022-06-30T17:05:56+00:00 June 30th, 2022|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

ZENB’s Yellow Pea Pasta

For most people, like us, pasta is a staple part of one’s diet. So, when we’re planning a self-catering break, pasta is a “must” on our shopping list. Everyone likes to try something different from time-to-time and that’s how we discovered  ZENB’s range of pasta made from yellow peas. Founded by the Mizkan Group, ZENB [...]

By | 2022-04-10T17:14:04+00:00 April 10th, 2022|Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

1001 Walking Tips

This book is advertised as a “light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of walking” and it’s certainly that. Boasting a staggering 1001 tips, this beautifully produced volume is divided into categories – everything from navigation and staying safe to walking long distances and clothing. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a dry, bog-standard [...]

By | 2022-02-15T12:30:40+00:00 February 15th, 2022|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Day Walks on the Isle of Skye

The authors, Helen and Paul Webster, have lived on Skye for five years and written – among others – 15 Scottish guidebooks so it’s safe to say that they know their way around Scotland.           Their latest book makes you realise just how beautifully dramatic the Isle of Skye is, not that I needed reminding. [...]

By | 2022-02-15T11:46:38+00:00 February 15th, 2022|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

DUG – Unsweetened Potato Drink

Whenever we head off camping or on a self-catering break, we always pack plenty of plant-based drinks. Being a family of vegans and vegetarians, they’re a staple part of our daily diet and we’ve enjoyed trying out all the various options – oat, soya, pea, almond, oat & barley, rice and so on. Must admit, I [...]

By | 2022-02-15T10:37:54+00:00 February 15th, 2022|Latest Reviews, Products, Uncategorised|0 Comments

JERSEY – Where to Eat & Drink

Jersey, the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands, boasts myriad cafés and restaurants catering for all kinds of dietary requirements. Here, I recommend just a handful which ticked all the right boxes when I experienced them on a recent trip to the island…   GREAT FOR VEGAN FOOD... The Sinful Vegan This cosy café [...]

Edgbaston Park Hotel – Birmingham

There are many reasons why you’d choose to stay at the Edgbaston Park Hotel, which celebrates its third anniversary in 2022. One reason is its convenient location: adjacent to the A38 in the heart of Birmingham it may be, but it’s within a short distance of both the M6 and M5. Similarly, its proximity to [...]

By | 2021-10-22T11:34:46+00:00 October 22nd, 2021|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe

You can always rely on Vertebrate Publishing to create lavishly-illustrated, beautifully designed, informative books – and Lisa Drewe’s England & Wales Island Bagging is no exception. For anyone like me, who has a fascination with islands, this deliciously comprehensive tome is a must-have. As the author’s profile confirms, Drewe is a “self-confessed islomaniac” having explored [...]

By | 2021-09-24T13:47:11+00:00 September 24th, 2021|Books/DVDs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Exmoor Coaster – Watchet to Lynmouth via Minehead & Porlock

If you want an open-top bus ride you’ll remember for the rest of your life, jump aboard the Exmoor Coaster. Running from the harbour town of Watchet to picturesque Lynmouth, via Minehead and Porlock, you’ll be treated to some of the best coastal views around as you arrive at the top of Porlock Hill and [...]

Young Driver Experience

Thanks to the Young Driver programme, you don’t have to wait until you’re 17 to learn to drive. You can get behind the wheel from the age of ten and learn to drive at one of myriad specialist centres scattered around the UK. With government-approved instructors alongside to guide you every step of the way [...]

By | 2021-07-05T09:48:20+00:00 July 4th, 2021|Attractions, Facilities, Latest Reviews, Products|0 Comments

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