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New Zealand: Rotorua

The Craters of the Moon were just the first hint of the serious volcanic activity spread across the centre of New Zealand’s north island. Our nostrils were attacked with a bowl of rotten scrambled egg immediately upon stepping out of the van in Rotorua. 1,029 more words


My Holiday in Britain's First Resort: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Hello folks! I bet you wondered where I have been for the past week or so? I’ve been on holiday! A long-overdue, much needed family break, taking time away from work and domestic stress, and reconnecting with our children. 149 more words

Random Musings

A first taste of China

One of my favourite things about being in a new place is all the new sounds and smells. The night time silence outside my window at home has been replaced with the sound of loud voices I don’t understand, dogs barking, fireworks, cars beeping and cats fighting. 884 more words


New Zealand: Lake Taupo & The Waikato Valley

After completing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the atmosphere in the van changed. I don’t think I was the only one who felt this way. We were making our way towards Auckland to return to our respective homes and I think the idea of our journey coming to an end put a doused our spirits. 1,250 more words


Sri Lanka: April 2015 Final Post

After another lazy morning we headed back to Colombo and into a frenzy of shopping. Staying at the royal and regal Kingsbury hotel was convenient for all our purchasing needs of cotton outfits and local groceries; and hands down they have the softest most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in. 965 more words


New Zealand: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A single snow capped peak towered towards the sky. Mount Ruapehu looked like the remains of a mountain after a serious of violent eruptions have torn its summit to pieces again and again. 2,746 more words


Camping check list

If any of you are thinking of venturing into the great outdoors for a camping trip this summer, especially those with older twins, then this camping checklist may be helpful… 287 more words

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