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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.

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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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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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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…

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Review: Park International Hotel London

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November 30, 2021

When we booked tickets for Eliza to see Frozen the Musical, we decided to make a weekend of it and stay in London to see the Christmas lights.

After researching various hotels, I stumbled on the Park International Hotel in Kensington and it was perfect for our needs.

The hotel is…

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10 things you may not know about Dumfries

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November 29, 2021

The charming market town of Dumfries is located in the Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway, around 30 minutes’ drive northwest of the Scottish and English border. With its traditional architecture, fascinating history as a Scottish stronghold in the Middle Ages under William Wallace (aka Braveheart) and the stunning…

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Review: Frozen the Musical London

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November 24, 2021

Disney’s Frozen was released all the way back in December 2013 and it was the first film we ever took Eliza to see at the cinema.

Fast forward almost 8 years and we booked Eliza to see Frozen the Musical for her birthday back in January, but thanks to the…

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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