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Learning to bake at River Cottage

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September 24, 2015

I am not a big cook if I am honest. I make a mean Bailey’s Cheesecake, Lemon Drizzle cake and Gingerbread men, but since having Eliza and Sebastian I found I didn’t have time to bake, but now Eliza is at school full-time I intend to start again.
Yesterday I…


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Funseeking Families Announced

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September 11, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line has today announced the winners of their Funseeking Family competition.
The nationwide competition, launched in June of this year, was launched by Carnival Cruise Line to find five families who could best represent all that’s great about cruising with Carnival.
The hopeful entrants were able to enter into five different categories…

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…

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…

Camp Bestival


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Countdown to Camp Bestival

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July 21, 2015

The wait is almost over, it is just 10 days until we arrived in Lulworth, Dorset for our third year at Camp Bestival. We have loved previous years but this year promises to be the best yet with a stellar line up that almost feels like it was chosen…

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