The perfect multi-generation holiday in Cornwall with St Mawes Retreats

  Cornwall has always been a big part of my life. When Mr VIB and I got together his parents retired there so it has been somewhere we have visited many times – and more often than not we have made the family visit into a holiday too. When the lovely Amanda Selby from St Mawes Retreats got in touch and offered us a stay in one of the five luxury holiday houses in her portfolio we figured this was a great way…

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My 10 Holiday must-haves & the #MarkWarnerMum Family Ambassador Programme

I think I was about 9 or 10 when I first went abroad on holiday in the mid-eighties. My dad and step-mum had told my step-brother and I we were going fishing in Devon or some such. Anyway, as you can I imagine we weren’t very excited and when my mum packed my case full of sun-dresses (I remember especially these 2 polka-dot jersey dresses which I loved – anyway I digress!) And, I was like any moody pre-teen grumbling ‘I…

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9 *Realistic* New Years Resolution’s I learned on holiday

I’m not really a fan of New Year and all that new year, new you malarkey. I think January is hard enough (coming down from the festive period, bills, back to work etc.) that making things harder for yourself by cutting out all your favourite foods, drinks, vices etc. only makes it a much longer and harder month. Saying that, it doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s a good time to take stock of your life and think about the…

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Why Bluestone ROCKS… a brilliant family holiday in Wales

We’d talked about heading to Bluestone in Wales for a while – especially after my best friend who just happens to be to be Welsh – recommended it. And, boy am I glad we just took the plunge and booked in about a month before we went! Its been the highlight of our year so far. At first I was worried about booking this sort of ‘package’ style holiday where you are trapped on a site with entertainment, themed dinners and no escape!…

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