Europe road trip week 3: Italy

Colloseum, Rome, Italy | Angel In The North

At the beginning of the third week of our month travelling in Europe, and after a week in Croatia, we took the overnight ferry from Split to Ancona on the east coast of Italy. We were itching to get to Italy - for the food, mostly - but also to soak up the country's rich history ...

European road trip week 2: Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia | Angel In The North

In the first week of our month-long road trip round Europe, we had driven through five countries: England, France, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. It had been busy, but brilliant, and tiring at times. At the beginning of the second week, we were about to hit our sixth country - Croatia - where we were due to ...

Our European road trip

Europe road trip | Yorkshire to London

As I've mentioned in passing a couple of times on the blog, we're planning a road trip around Europe this summer. It's safe to say we've ummed and ahhed about whether it's the right thing to do, with a baby who will be five months old when we depart. But my husband has qualified for an eight ...

How to go camping with a baby

What you need for camping with a baby

We're keen campers, and basically we usually spend as much time as possible in a tent during the summer months. So it was quite an important test for us to see how the baby would cope with camp. We've just returned from his first camping holiday - nearly a week on the Dorset coast. He was three-and-a-half ...

Our camping holiday in Dorset

South west coast walk Golden Cap to Charmouth, Dorset, England UK

We're recently back from nearly a week of camping in Dorset. You might have read about our short break in a cottage in Pateley Bridge, but this was a slightly longer holiday (five nights) that was further away and - crucially - the baby's first time in a tent. I'll write another post about how we managed ...

Our 2016 travel plans

The days are getting longer and lighter, and I'm starting to remember what it's like to feel the sun on my back. Instinctively, my brain turns its attention to travel plans for 2016. I think - as I do most years - of road trips and campsites and the sea, of long, carefree days and watching the sunset. Then a little someone ...

10 reasons to love camping

Camping Il Falcone Umbria Italy

Camping has become such a big part of our lives, more than I would have ever thought a few years ago I think some people rule it out without ever doing it, and I understand why. During an ill-fated and ill-equipped camping trip in the New Forest about 10 years ago I vowed never to set ...

New Quay, Ceridigion, Wales

Ceredigion coastal path, Wales

Boy, were we in need of the break. In the end, we didn't need to be away for long. Just a few days, with fresh air, open sky and nothing in particular to do. Just a little time like this - after just one day of lazing and reading in fact - and I felt my ...

Life lately and finding space

Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire

My blog has been neglected of late. Letting go and accepting I wouldn't update for a few weeks - that I couldn't - wasn't easy. I haven't really had a dry spell since I started blogging more than three years ago. The first five months of this year have been demanding and non-stop at work, but now ...

Colourful Norfolk

Cromer, Norfolk

We've just taken two weeks off work, when we planned to have a few days away camping and make some progress on the kitchen renovation. Unusually, wall-to-wall sunshine was predicted from day 1. We toyed with the idea of going away a few days earlier and for longer than planned. Pros of doing this = we could enjoy ...