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Iceland from plane


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Destination Europe

Our Travel Highlights of 2019

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January 1, 2020

Last year I wrote a post all about our travel our year of travel in 2018 and remarked that we had nothing booked for 2019.

I feel like it is history repeating itself as we have yet to book anything for 2020, but 2019 was a really memorable year of travel for…

Imagine-Peace-Tower


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Destination Europe

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik Old Harbour

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December 30, 2019

Seeing the Northern Lights is something that eluded us during our visit to Lapland, so when we booked our holiday to Iceland, we looked into various tours that would give us the best chance of seeing them.

Northern Lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies, so you need to…

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Iceland-Glacier-Sólheimajökull


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Destination Europe

Iceland South Coast Classic Tour: The Glacier and Waterfalls

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December 28, 2019

Our first excursion during our visit to Iceland was with Reykjavik Sightseeing, on their South Coast Classic Tour and for the first half of the tour we visited Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and this post covers the second half of our excursion.

Upon leaving the pretty town of Vik, we headed…


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Destination UK

Winchester Christmas Market

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December 20, 2019

Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK and we visited for the first time a couple of weeks ago.

Set in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral, it is inspired by German Christmas Markets, with wooden cabins and ornate stalls selling everything…

Elf-at-Lighthouse


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Destination UK

BSO: Christmas Starts Here – Review

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December 15, 2019

On Saturday, we were invited to Lighthouse Poole to attend the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s family-friendly concert of Christmas music to get us all into the holiday mood.

The Lighthouse was filled with multiple generations of families and we were all positively encouraged to join in from the start.

The concert of…

Winchester Cathedral


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Aladdin Landscape


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Destination UK

Aladdin at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth – Review

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December 11, 2019

We are now firmly in the month of December and one of the highlights of the run up to Christmas is a good, old fashioned pantomime.

This year we were invited to the press night of Aladdin at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth.

The story follows Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and…


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Destination UK

When The Snowman Live Music Tour came to Salisbury Cathedral

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December 7, 2019

I found out yesterday that The Snowman first came out in 1982 – making me 8 years old when I first saw it.

Watching The Snowman has become a Christmas tradition in our house and whilst it doesn’t use CGI or modern animations, its quirky animation and heart warming story…


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Destination Rest of the World

5 Things to do With Kids in Tokyo

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December 4, 2019

Japan is fantastic place to visit with kids as is safe, clean and packed full of all the mod cons.

Its capital, Tokyo, is a fantastic city to explore with the kids as it has a brilliant pop culture and plenty of things to occupy even the fussiest of small…

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