I Married A Travel Agent.

The Adventures of a (once) Reluctant Traveller

Lunch in London!

My Travel Agent husband works a short walk away from London Bridge Railway Station. Today I thought it would be nice to pack a picnic, jump on a train and gate-crash his lunch break. Our eldest daughter, Lydia, having broken up for the summer, was able to come along too. When you live close to a major city, it can be easy to take it for granted. But London is […]

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Sissinghurst – Visit to An English Country Garden

I’ve been really excited about writing this post. Up until now, my posts have featured far-flung and exciting holiday destinations. I suppose, to some of you, England might sound like a far-flung and exciting holiday destination. To me, it’s the beautiful country I call home. So come with me on a journey, through green fields and rolling meadows, to an English Country Garden… Nestled in the heart of the beautiful […]

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Crystal Cove – Then & Now

Crystal Cove is a very special place to me. In 2003, Nathan and I stayed at Crystal Cove along with my parents, when our firstborn twins (now almost 17) were just bonny, bouncing babies. If you had told me back then, that one day we would return to Crystal Cove with two more daughters in tow, I would have been tickled pink! A few years after that initial visit, in […]

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Carlisle Bay & Oistins Fish Fry!

Carlisle Bay Now, I thought I lived on a small island, but it turns out Barbados is approximately 567 times smaller than the UK! For all my British friends, it’s roughly the same size as the Isle of Wight. Part of a group of Caribbean Islands known as the Lesser Antilles, Barbados is an ‘itty bitty country’, with heaps of beauty and charm. When you ask for directions in Barbados, […]

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Breakfast At Turtle Beach

It was our first morning, waking up in Barbados. We stirred early, not long after the sun had come creeping up.   I’m not sure if it was excitement, or our body clocks being out of sync. But, I didn’t mind. To me, there’s something really special about getting up early on holiday, when there’s not another living soul around.  Admitedly, it’s much easier to accomplish, when you jump out […]

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Back to Barbados

Last summer, Nathan and I were incredibly blessed to be able to take our four children to the beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados.  We have boy/girl twins currently aged 16, followed by two more daughters, aged 14 and 6. We hadn’t been abroad together as a family for a few years and so everyone was incredibly excited  There was a lot of happy chatter on our train journey to the […]

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Cycling to Guincho Beach

One of the highlights of our short stay in Cascais was a 7.5km cycle to Guincho, a wild and windswept Atlantic-facing beach. We’d noticed the cycle paths clearly marked out as we walked around Cascais.  Being August, the Cascais beaches were packed – not ideal with a six year old in tow – so a cycle ride seemed like the perfect solution, a great way to escape the crowds and […]

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