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Destination Europe

Visiting Mallorca on a Budget

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January 20, 2016

Family holidays mean a lot to us and being a larger than average family they can get quite pricey, especially in the school holidays.

I am always on the lookout for good deals on flights and accommodation and it is surprising just how much you can save by booking early…


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Destination Family Friendly UK

Geronimo is Back!!!

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January 19, 2016

Following a hugely successful first festival in 2015, Geronimo is proud to announce it is not only returning to Tatton Park in Cheshire for a second year in 2016, but it also has a new second home at Harewood House, just outside Leeds.
Taking place over the weekends of 1…


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Giveaways

Avoid the January blues and #win with the ENTERTAINER London

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January 13, 2016

For those starting to ‘feel the pinch’ following the festive period, pick up the new ENTERTAINER London app to ensure the pennies go further this year. The app offers over 220 Buy One Get One Free offers allowing Londoners to save up to £60,000 over 12 months.
Spend the day…


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Destination Eating Out UK

Pizza Express Arundel-Review

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January 11, 2016

I have lived in 3 places in my life.
Born up North in Yorkshire I moved south with my family at the age of two and there are too places I call home as I have lived in both for an equal amount of time – West Sussex and Dorset.
I…


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Destination UK

Airport Parking Options

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January 8, 2016

We are going away later this year and flying from our local airport at Bournemouth. As we live just 4.5 miles from the airport I thought a taxi might be cheaper than parking onsite but I couldn’t be more wrong – it is almost double what it would cost…


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Destination Family Friendly UK

10 of our favourite places to visit in Hampshire with Kids

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January 1, 2016

Living in East Dorset, the county of Hampshire is a stones throw from us, so in 2015 we vowed to explore more of this area.
Hampshire is a beautiful county with miles of coastline, the New Forest and the South Downs to explore plus much more. We have only seen…


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Destination Family Friendly UK

10 Fun things to do with kids in a Country Park

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December 20, 2015

Much as I love a good theme park, some of our best days out are out in the wild, running free.
We live in Dorset, close enough to visit the seaside, forest or countryside – all of which is fun and best of all free. There are a few country…

Metropole


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Destination Europe

Fancy racing around a 3,000m track in Monte Carlo?

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December 16, 2015

We love to travel and anything with a bit of added adrenalin is right up our street, especially with a teen in tow and this sounds right up our street.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has a new family-focused package for the mini-Lewis Hamilton’s of the world. Available until the 10th February…


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Destination UK

First Acts Announced for Camp Bestival 2016

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December 4, 2015

Last week we were super excited with the announcement that the theme for Camp Bestival was Outer Space and we have already started planning our fancy dress and we are over the moon (get it) with the first wave of acts that have been announced today.
There appears to be plenty…


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Reviews

Is your car ready for winter?

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December 1, 2015

It’s coming up to that time of year now, where the roads are becoming increasingly harder to navigate because of rain, ice, wind and lately, even fog!
At the weekend I was happily motoring up the M3 on the way to LaplandUK and the wind was so strong it literally…

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