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Review: Hyatt House Hotel, Manchester

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January 24, 2022

When is a hotel not a hotel?

When it is an aparthotel.

We were invited to review the Hyatt House Hotel in Manchester, which shares the same building as the Hyatt Regency Hotel, but occupies the upper floors of the building, 13-18 giving you spectacular views over the city of Manchester.

Situated…

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6 Tips To Manage Holiday Stress For Working Women

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January 13, 2022

The holiday season is stressful for most people, but even more for working women. Where kids think of all the wonderful sights, dishes, decorations, and festivities, women think of arrangements, family quarrels, money problems, buying gifts, and handling a thousand other issues. That’s why joy is not usually the…

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48 Hours in Manchester

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January 13, 2022

The last 18 months has seen us staying local on the south coast and as much as it is a beautiful place to live, we have been itching to explore further afield.

Visiting Manchester has been on our wish list for some time as we have only ever been to…

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Things to Consider When Getting Maternity Clothes

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January 10, 2022

Having maternity clothes can help you prepare for your child’s entry into the world. You go through different changes in the body, so you want to make it as comfortable as possible to bring a baby into the world. Find out what you need in pregnancy clothing to present…

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Our Travel Highlights of 2021

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January 4, 2022

Every year I share our travel highlights of the year and I have to admit after the disappointment of 2020, I hoped that 2021 would have been much better.

Sadly 2021 saw us travel less, much of which was due to the COVID pandemic and my husband and my changed…

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4 Tips for Growing Your Career

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January 1, 2022

Do you feel like your career is going nowhere fast? You won’t be alone – job satisfaction in the UK has been on the decline for more than five years. 

However, 94% of employees said they would stay in a career that allowed for learning and progression. Why? Because most…

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A Winter Visit to Marwell Zoo

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December 29, 2021

The kids love a visit to the zoo and our favourite one is Marwell, set just outside the New Forest in Hampshire.

We normally visit for their Christmas at Marwell experience, but this year decided to treat the kids to a visit, between Christmas and New Year in a bid…

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Review: Cool Coast Ice Rink, Bournemouth

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December 19, 2021

Growing up in Bournemouth, one of my favourite activities was visiting the ice rink in Westover Road, but that sadly closed back in 1991.

In the winter, we do get an ice rink back and it opened again last weekend.

The South Coast’s biggest indoor ice rink, Cool Coast Ice Rink…

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Review: Panto is back at Lighthouse Poole with Beauty and the Beast

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December 13, 2021

We are big fans of the theatre and a visit to see a pantomime is always a big thing for our family at Christmas, in fact, we really missed them last year.

Thankfully, this year, they are back and we were invited to review Beauty and the Beast at Lighthouse…

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Review: Panto is back in Bournemouth with Peter Pan – The Return of Captain Hook

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December 8, 2021

We are big fans of the theatre and pantomimes are always a big thing for our family at Christmas, in fact, we really missed them last year.

Thankfully, this year, they are back and we were invited to review Peter Pan – The Return of Captain Hook at Bournemouth Pavilion.

The…

KARA GUPPY
Bournemouth

Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk