Category: TRAVEL

Kassiopi Water Taxi & Corfu Town

Kassiopi Water Taxi & Corfu Town

I mentioned before we went away that I quite liked the idea of delving into some real Corfiot culture by taking a trip out of Acharavi and into Corfu Town. At a meeting with our Thomas Cook rep the day after we arrived we discovered that […]

Kamari Apartments, Corfu

Kamari Apartments, Corfu

As some of you will probably know, I recently went on Holiday to Corfu with my Mum & Sister. We booked last minute (well, three weeks in advance) through Thomas Cook and weren’t really sure what to expect from this little island, aside from more […]

Corfu here we come!

Corfu here we come!

The last eight weeks have been really quite shitty what with being in hospital, recovery taking longer than I expected and an unexpected change in my circumstance so it’s fair to say I’ve been in need of a bit of a pick me up. Mum & Libby have been talking about booking a last minute holiday for a while now, and they planned to head off into sunshiney paradise the same week that Mr is set to take on the Three Peaks Challenge which would have left me at home looking after Pup and becoming super acquainted with the local Chinese Takeaway lady. However, now that I’m back to working from home for a while, my schedule has become so much more flexible and I don’t have to worry about booking time off and fitting into everyone else’s calendar which meant that when Mum asked me if I wanted to head off to Corfu with them a little earlier than they’d planned for I couldn’t damn well turn them down could I?

In under three weeks time we’ll be heading to Acharavi, a picturesque town on the North coast of Corfu and staying in a little family run hotel called Kamari. The last time just us three girls went on holiday was in 2011 when we flew to Rhodes for a week so I am so so excited to be able to explore somewhere new and sip cocktails by the pool with them on our little girly break away.

I’ve had a few recommendations of must see places so I’ve added them to our itinerary with highlights including a trip into Corfu town, a boat trip around the island and a wander around Kassiopi.

Have you ever been to Corfu? If you have any recommendations for things to do or things we must see please pop a them in the comments below.

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Howletts – The Aspinall Wild Animal Park

You might have seen on twitter over Easter that Mr ventured off for a weekend of Mountain Climbing in an attempt to complete the three peaks challenge. Faced with the prospect of spending Easter on my Lonesome, I had planned things to keep me busy over […]

Our Hayling Island Holiday

Our Hayling Island Holiday

Back in September we spent a long weekend in an old childhood haunt of mine with Sean’s family. Hayling island is a small island off of the south coast of England, in Hampshire. I used to go there with my parents when I was younger […]

St Leonard’s on Sea & The Bathing Hut

St Leonard’s on Sea & The Bathing Hut

We’ve just returned home from a week away to St Leonards, a little sea side town just outside of Hastings. We stayed at the Combe Haven Holiday Park in a pet friendly caravan. I think I will write a little bit more about the holiday park & caravan in another post, but today I wanted to share with you a little bit about the beach we visited almost every day.

On our first full day there, Sean, Mum, Alfie & I, after a morning of sunbathing, decided to take a walk towards the sea. We were still getting our bearings, and so we *might* have taken a few wrong turns here and there and it *might* have taken twice as much time to get there but we ended up on a lovely little pebbly dog friendly beach just along from Hastings seafront.

Here we found rows & rows of pretty coloured beach huts and we took full advantage of the gorgeous weather sat looking out to sea. Sean & Alfie (if somewhat reluctantly) even had a little paddle in the sea.

Beach Huts at St Leonards

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After, we decided to have a little wander along a little further and came across The Bathing Hut – a little fast food hut tucked in between the beach huts which serves a variety of freshly cooked fast food with a difference. Their menu options range from your regular bacon sarnie to fisherman’s burgers, pulled pork to sweet potato fries.

The Bathing Hut

When we arrived, we went up to order. We’d each chosen something different from their mouth watering menu and were quite looking forward to strolling back along the beach while filling our faces. Sadly though, when we went to order, we were told how someone had broken into their fairly new business and stolen everything from their read rolls to their generator two nights previously and because of it being Bank Holiday, they had not had chance to replenish their stock.. Quite frankly we were all a bit shocked that someone would do that to any one, let alone a new, fledgling business.

We ordered a portion of chips to share instead and while we waited I noticed some more lovely little quirks about this little place. The had dog treats on offer, free sun lotion for anyone who needed it and ample seating looking out to the sea. Dave & Mark who run the Bathing Hut are genuinely nice guys and if you are ever in the Hastings area and fancy something a little bit different wander along (about 20 minute walk) the sea front I thoroughly recommend a visit here.

The Bathing Hut Collage

We frequented this little strip of seaside a lot throughout the week and though we all developed a little love for it, it’s safe to say it became Alfie’s new favourite place ever – knocking Sean’s mum’s back garden out of the top spot!

It was quiet and there were very few other dogs or people around which meant he was able to roam freely between us, chasing after pebbles, slowly slowly making friends with the sea and when noone was looking too much, even practice his swimming skills. Ha..

The beach is dog friendly all year round and there are instructions at the start of each part about whether your dog should be on a lead or can swim in the water. There are plenty of poo bins dotted along too and very little litter which always makes for a nice place to visit, I think anyway.

With it only being an hour away from where we live, I can see us paying this little seaside a few more visits before the year ends.

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Post Holiday Beauty Essentials

Post Holiday Beauty Essentials

I love getting everything ready for going on holiday. My favourite part of the lead up is going out and buying all of the holiday essentials, but often we forget that we might need a few things for when we get back too. I have […]

Mexico Holiday Diary – Day 4 –  Cocktails and Hidden Spots of Heaven

Mexico Holiday Diary – Day 4 – Cocktails and Hidden Spots of Heaven

On our fourth day we were finally able to relax into our holiday and had established a good weekend which worked for all four of us. My body clock was still on work hours, and so I was still waking at 6am or earlier. I […]