Slowly working our way through every city in Europe (and now tackling travelling with a toddler), and with an incredible honeymoon further afield, browse my travel archives for tips, recommendations and postcards from pretty places.

Top Uk lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn Ruth

Postcards from Nerja, Spain

6th October 2019

Arriving back into Manchester last week after a week away in the sun, was as cliche ‘back to reality’ as it comes. After seven days of (hotter than expected) sunshine, we parted through the clouds and headed for the runway at Manchester airport, and were met with rain battering against the aeroplane windows and a […]

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Postcards from Conwy, North Wales

18th September 2018

We didn’t manage a traditional summer holiday this year. You know, the type that your hairdresser asks you about the minute you get in the chair. There was no exotic faraway destinations, no new areas to scratch off our travel map and no sipping cocktails by the pool in 30 degree heat. And you know […]

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Tips for Flying with a Baby

10th November 2017

We’ve now been on holiday twice with Evie, first up to Scotland and then just last month to Spain, and in the process she’s got rather accustomed to airports and flying. Granted, none of our flights have been long haul and have been short enough to avoid too much drama, but having got through all […]

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Postcards from Sitges (Our First Family Holiday)

20th October 2017

We’ve just returned from a little sunshine break in Spain with family, and boy was it just what the doctor ordered. 6 days of sun, sand, sea… and an extra two pairs of hands to help with Evie – it was bliss. We spent our time in a little seaside town just outside Barcelona called […]

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How to pack for travelling with a baby, Bumpkin Betty

Travel Hacks for Getting Around with a Baby

9th July 2017

Before Evie came along, I think I was rather naive to just how much our day to day livesΒ would have to adapt to caterΒ for our tiny human. Of course I was well aware that thingsΒ were about to change forever, but until you actually have your baby in your arms and are living the sleepless nights […]

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Best hotels in Durham, Bumpkin Betty

Anniversary Stay at Seaham Hall in Durham

11th January 2017

After we’d got home from our honeymoon with the travel bug firmly cemented, we originally spoke about marking our first wedding anniversary with another big trip and our pipe dream was to head to Tokyo for the occasion. It’s a place that’s been high on both of our travel lists for so long and we […]

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Boden polka dot pyjamas, Bumpkin Betty

Visiting Winchester and Staying at Hannah’s

4th December 2016

A few weeks ago we took a little mid week trip to Winchester to treat ourselves to a night of rest and relaxation amidst a busy autumn of moving house, growing a human and crazy work commitments. It might sound rather indulgent to take off on a Thursday afternoon for a night away (and well, […]

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City retreat at Wyboston Lakes Hotel, Bumpkin Betty

A City Retreat at Wyboston Lakes

19th October 2016

Sometimes leaving the hum drum of daily life behind for even one night can be all you need to refresh. Even more so when your hum drum is in a busy city like London. I often don’t notice how much the noise, busyness and general frantic pace of London has been getting to me, until […]

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