Coombe Mill


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Christmas Time at Coombe Mill

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September 8, 2015

For the last two years we have spent Christmas away from home in the most wonderful setting, Coombe Mill in Cornwall.
Coombe Mill was originally a 16th Century water mill, but has been transformed into a beautiful and secluded hamlet of picturesque holiday cottages, Scandinavian and riverside lodges set amidst an…

Chimichanga


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Chimichanga Tex-Mex Restaurant Review

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August 31, 2015

On our recent visit to Cardiff we made the decision to leave the hotel in search of something different for dinner. In the hotel lobby was a huge interactive screen which gave the option of looking for the nearest bars and restaurants and although not the closest, Chimichanga jumped…

Five Guys


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Five Guys Restaurant, Covent Garden Review

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August 29, 2015

Over the summer holidays we were invited to an event at Hamley’s in Regent Street which finished unexpectedly early and left us wondering what to do. I hadn’t been to Covent Garden for years so we made the decision to make the 15 minute walk from where we were…

Bournemouth Air Fest


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My Top Tips for Surviving Bournemouth Air Festival with Kids

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August 23, 2015

It is no secret that we love Bournemouth Air Festival which is a free annual event put on by the town for four days in the summer holidays. This year the event falls between 20th – 23rd August and we plan on heading down to enjoy the fun for…


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Novotel Cardiff Review

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August 20, 2015

Cardiff is a location I have been wanting to visit for some time as it is home to the Dr Who Experience and is where much of Dr Who and Torchwood were filmed, however the length of time to travel there from our home in Dorset meant that a day…

Crowne Plaza Hotel Colchester


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Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colchester Review

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August 10, 2015

Our trip to stay in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colchester had been booked for over a year and after some initial trepidation of leaving the children in their sister’s care for a weekend we were very excited about having a child-free weekend for Hubby’s best friends wedding -…

Camp Bestival


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How to Survive a Festival with Kids in Tow!

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August 4, 2015

We have just returned from our third year at Camp Bestival, a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday. When we say we are off to a festival with children in tow, we get comments such as “Are you mad?”, “How…

Camp Bestival


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The Big Camp Bestival Linky

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August 3, 2015

We arrived home from an epic weekend at Camp Bestival last night after the fireworks, buzzing from the sights we had seen, music we had heard and activities we had tried.
One thing is very apparent though – there is so much there to see and do that there just…


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Stay, Play and Explore Leicestershire

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July 29, 2015

Leicester and Leicestershire is packed with so much to do, you will need more than a day to discover it all!
With fascinating attractions and places to explore such as Conkers, National Space Centre, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes Theme Park and Stonehurst Family Farm, it’s the perfect place to take the family for a…

Tidy Freaks


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Tidy Freaks Backseat Litter Buddies Giveaway

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July 28, 2015

Are you forever getting stressed about your kids using your car as a rubbish bin?
Well now there is something to help keep your car tidy – kids backseat litter buddies, the Tidy Freaks are here!.
These kooky travelling companions from KidNative have been created to provide an engaging solution to…

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