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5 Great Walks for Social Distancing in Bournemouth and Poole

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May 27, 2020

You cannot fail to miss the headlines that Bournemouth and Poole’s beaches have been packed over the last few days, with people longing for some normality and some seaside fun.

Most of us are still conscious that lockdown is not over, but are still keen to find quiet walks that…

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Got a teen at home? Help motivate their studies with these simple suggestions

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May 16, 2020

Having a teen at home isn’t always plain sailing, whether it’s a lack of communication, bad attitudes and short tempers or downright laziness! We can’t be too hard on them of course, we were all teenagers once! They might not want to talk about their romantic relationships right now,…

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How To Keep Connected On The Road

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March 9, 2020

When you travel abroad, you may sometimes find that finding WiFi can be tricky and it may well be that you need your WiFi to do your work or to keep in touch with family. A lot of phones will allow you to switch your 4G and adapt to…

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Review: Bioparc Valencia

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February 26, 2020

During our holiday to Spain, we took a day trip to Valencia, a port city which lies on Spain’s south-eastern coast, known for its City of Arts and Sciences.

Normally our city visits involve exploring as much as possible on foot, however, because Sebby had been poorly during the holiday,…

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Our Travel Goals for 2019 – The Results Are In!

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January 2, 2020

Back in January last year, I wrote a post with our travel goals for 2019.

If I am honest it was a bit of a wishlist as we hadn’t booked anything and we had only just found out that my husbands job was safe after being threatened with redundancy.

As it…

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9 absolute essentials for travelling with children

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November 28, 2019

Family holiday packing lists are easy to find online and can give parents some reassurance that they’ve packed everything that they need when travelling with children. However, you’ll find that some packing lists can run to hundreds of items, which can actually add to any anxiety around packing for…

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Destination Family Friendly UK

2 FOR 1 Offers with a Family and Friends Railcard this Half Term

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September 25, 2019

Bracing days out by the sea, a visit to a chocolate factory, inside info on the British music scene (with a “jam session” thrown in!) and inspiring ‘edutainment’ – these are just a few of the half term treats throughout Britain which can all be easily reached within a…

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How to control the internet craze of your kids with these tips

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December 3, 2018

In this digital era, mostly parents feel obliged to facilitate their children from all the opportunities available to move successfully in today’s world, this unquestionably means access to the electronic gadgets, internet and all perks which come along with it.
Expectedly, it is impossible to monitor every move of kids,…

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Travelling While Pregnant: Top Tips

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July 16, 2018

If you choose to travel while pregnant, there are plenty of considerations to bear in mind – your health as well as that of your baby is paramount. Here are some top tips to bear in mind to ensure smooth sailing when you’re travelling while pregnant.

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There are extra…

Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays


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Exploring the Lake District with HF Holidays

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August 10, 2017

We love exploring when we are on holiday, but our trips are always self-guided, so were keen to try something a little more organised.
We have just returned from a fabulous break in the Lake District with HF Holidays who have over 100 years of experience organising guided walking holidays,…

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