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High Beeches Gardens, Handcross

Autumn in full glory.. High Beeches Gardens are situated on the B112 in Handcross, West Sussex RH17 6HQ and are open to the public every day except Wednesdays. April - October 1pm - 5pm November 10am - 3pm December 10am - 4pm A couple of weeks ago I was arranging a funeral ceremony for a… Continue reading High Beeches Gardens, Handcross

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Family Traditions

Home & Away (No, not the Australian soap opera!) Having circumnavigated the globe this year taking a particular interest in history and rituals around the world, it's actually made me more appreciative of my home county and our own little family rituals. I've often moaned about living in Sussex, but actually it has absolutely everything… Continue reading Family Traditions

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I’m busy doing nothing

Barbados - Sun, Sea, Sand...and cocktails ! Not going to lie, all those months travelling with a 7 year old (6 when we set out) was hard going at times, add to the mix providing him with an education and running my business remotely, it was pretty full on and as amazing as the whole… Continue reading I’m busy doing nothing

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Child Free Holiday

I am sooooooooooo excited. I am actually having a weeks holiday CHILD FREE. Now don't get me wrong I love both my kids to bits, but having spent the last 13 months 1:1 with a 7 yr old (6 when we started out) my brain is completely frazzled. As well behaved as he is he… Continue reading Child Free Holiday

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Review: Mason Elephant Park and Lodge (Taro, Bali)

The good, the bad and the elephants..... When you are from the western world (U.K.) a huge animal lover and you come to an elephant park in Bali and see these animals tethered and offering elephant rides you are bound to feel a little concerned, BUT I would implore you to understand where these animals… Continue reading Review: Mason Elephant Park and Lodge (Taro, Bali)

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Bali chapter 2 – Ubud

After our first 10 days in Seminyak I don't mind admitting that I was feeling pretty disappointed and underwhelmed with Bali. Having heard so many wonderful things about it, I just found myself thinking "I don't get it" This week however, having moved up to Ubud and got out and about a lot more I… Continue reading Bali chapter 2 – Ubud

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Earthquake in Bali

Earthquake in Bali 16th July 2019. 8:18amIt's really strange, I would never claim to be psychic in any way and yet many insights I have had over the years have come true with surprising accuracy!! After I had booked this holiday in Bali back in January I started to feel really uneasy about earthquakes, I… Continue reading Earthquake in Bali

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Bali – The first 10 days!

I guess with pretty much any travel experience there will always be a few things you wish you knew in advance and a few things you would do differently if you did it again. So far during our round the world travel experience there are actually very few major things I would have changed, I… Continue reading Bali – The first 10 days!

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Another suitcase in another hall.

June has been a crazy (and I mean CRAZY) month back in the UK. I have prepared and run two training courses away from home, I have visited my parents in rural mid-Wales, stripped my living room and dining room ready for decorating while we are away, turned around all my washing, ironing and packing… Continue reading Another suitcase in another hall.

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A house is not a home.

It's been a very strange 3 weeks back in the U.K. and a time of very mixed emotions. After spending the past few months circumnavigating the globe with little boy I was very much looking forward to coming back and seeing my daughter, my parents and catching up with my closest friends but that's about… Continue reading A house is not a home.