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Angela Jelf

A busy mum to four amazing, but noisy children! I love to write stories and poems that whisper God's love - occasionally I find a spare hour to do just that. When I'm not writing, chances are I'm either cooking, cleaning or washing dozens of socks!

The Big Beautiful Beach House, Porthpean

Last year marked a special milestone within our family, where both mum and dad turned 70! To celebrate, our parents wanted nothing more than a big old family holiday, with their three kids, spouses and grandchildren. The trouble is where on earth do you go that can accommodate 17 people? The idea of going abroad was batted about… and then quickly quoshed… Too complicated…all those flights! And not to mention, […]

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Illuminations, Disneyland Park

One of the loveliest times to stroll down Mainstreet in Disneyland Park, is at nightfall – Once the heat of the day has subsided and all the shops have that cosy evening glow. The illuminations start pretty late in August – at 11pm! And the crowds start gathering way before that. There is an awful lot of waiting around… But the good news is, (in my humble opinion), they are […]

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Disneyland Park, Paris

I think I’ve caught the ‘Disney Bug!’ I blame my sister, Kerry- it was all her idea, after all…Ever since she and her husband, Joel, visited Walt Disney World, Orlando, with their three kids a few years back, she’s been desparate to get the rest of our family there. And this year, after much planning and deliberation, it finally happened. We didn’t make it to Florida. Instead, we took a […]

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Lovely Lazise – ‘Place on the Lake’

I knew I was going to fall in love with Lazise before I even got there. When googling ‘great places to visit in Lake Garda,’ Lazise immediately went to the top of my list. Pronounced ‘La-zise-ay,’ (‘if you please, eh?) this stunning little town, reminiscent of Venice, has got everything you could want in a slice of Italian charm! Medieval walls Amazing restaurants and shops A picturesque harbour Olive groves […]

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Storm in Gardaland!

Lake Garda boasts a large number of Theme Parks, including Movieland, Jungle Adventure and Gardaland – a whimsical Disney-style theme park with attractions for the whole family. I must admit – now that I’ve reached a certain age in life – I can take it or leave it when it comes to theme parks. But as a kid, I remember begging my poor grandparents to drive us to the theme […]

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Gosh, this place is so pretty!

Yesterday, after our epic cycle to Sirmione, we fancied a moochy kind of morning. We cooked bacon and eggs for breakfast and then took Emily for a swim in the Camp-site pool. By the time we were ready to go somewhere, at around 4 o’clock, the Pacengo skies looked a little ominous, so we were reluctant to venture too far. We opted to stroll down to the lake, a short […]

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Cycling to Sirmione

“Let’s cycle to Sirmione!” they said. “It’ll be fun!” they said, browsing through the Lake Garda travel guide. The Longest Ride What we didn’t really know was that it would prove to be a somewhat arduous 20 mile-round-trip, in 30 degree heat! Plus we’d already walked 8,000 steps from the camp-site into Peschiera, along a meandering lakeside path, to find the ‘Bike ‘n’ Foot’ cycle hire shop. It cost 25 […]

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