Days Out & Travel in the UK at Tea and Cake for the Soul

We love to travel in the USA but also enjoy days out or an overnight stay in the UK too. We have so many wonderful beaches, countryside and historical cities to explore. Here are links to all the posts that I have written so far that come in the Days Out & Travel UK category. … Continue reading Days Out & Travel in the UK at Tea and Cake for the Soul

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Free and Cheap Things to Do in North Devon & Hotel Review

Whether you're looking for a weekend away on a budget, or you have a week-long holiday booked and need some free and cheap things to do. I hope this might give you some ideas. I've also included a review of the hotel that we stayed at in Barnstaple as this was ideally situated for several … Continue reading Free and Cheap Things to Do in North Devon & Hotel Review

Quintessentially English – Basingstoke Canal Walks & Calendar

I am absolutely delighted to share the news that one of my photos has been used in the 2019 Basingstoke Canal Calendar. I took the photo on a walk one beautiful spring morning where the temperature was mild and the sky so blue. This stretch of the Canal was from Fleet towards Crookham.  We have … Continue reading Quintessentially English – Basingstoke Canal Walks & Calendar

Orchid Hotel Bournemouth – Hotel Review

We chose The Orchid Hotel in Bournemouth as it was a great location in a quiet semi-residential/hotel area, just a few mins walk from the beach and town with a free car park.  This boutique hotel was furnished and decorated to a high standard in a minimalist style exactly to my liking, with splashes of colour with nice … Continue reading Orchid Hotel Bournemouth – Hotel Review

Free & Cheap Things to Do in Mudeford & Christchurch Dorset

We’ve just had a lovely weekend in Dorset, staying in a B & B in Mudeford, venturing out locally and along to Christchurch. We tend to spend a bit more on accommodation then balance it out with free activities. Here are some of the things we enjoyed and our recommended places to eat as well … Continue reading Free & Cheap Things to Do in Mudeford & Christchurch Dorset

Bure Lodge B & B Mudeford Dorset – Hotel Review

We haven’t stayed in a B & B since the 1980s usually opting for chain hotels, but chose this one as it was located in a quiet residential area just 5 mins walk from the beach. The service here was exemplary before we had even arrived. We asked if we could park our car early … Continue reading Bure Lodge B & B Mudeford Dorset – Hotel Review

An Afternoon in & Around Poole Quay

We decided to spend a couple of hours at Poole Quays before going to our hotel in nearby Bournemouth. The main multi-storey carpark was well signposted, situated a few yards from the Quays and cost £1 ph (payment on exit). Our main purpose was to have a boat trip around the islands. Run by Brownsea … Continue reading An Afternoon in & Around Poole Quay

How to Get the Best Deal for an Open Top Bus Tour in London

A trip to the City doesn't have to be expensive, and there are actually many free attractions including museums, art galleries, parks and walks as well as general sightseeing. Now whilst it isn't free, I highly recommend a trip on an open top bus. It's a great way to find your bearings around London and … Continue reading How to Get the Best Deal for an Open Top Bus Tour in London

Free and Cheap Things to do in Devon – Broomhill Sculpture Gardens

We recently had the pleasure of visiting North Devon for a wedding and decided to make a weekend of it.  As a child, I spent many family holidays in Woolacombe and visited there several times in adult life too so we were keen to return. We chose to stay in Barnstable as it was in … Continue reading Free and Cheap Things to do in Devon – Broomhill Sculpture Gardens