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Plymouth celebrates 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower

Plymouth is primarily known as the place from where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked on their voyage to America, and this year the town is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. In the eighteenth century Captain James Cook set … Continue reading

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Dog-friendly Holdsworth House Hotel

  On the edge of Halifax, Holdsworth House is a pretty 17thcentury Jacobean manor set in three acres of grounds. Dating back to 1633, the family-owned 38 bedroom 4* hotel has open fires, beamed ceilings, oak paneled halls, and mullioned … Continue reading

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New Changes to Pet Passport Scheme

New changes designed to improve the security and traceability of your pet have come into effect since 29 December 2014. The changes include a new style pet passport with a unique passport number printed on every page, laminated strips designed … Continue reading

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Dordogne Valley

For anyone looking for a slow pace of life, somewhere where there is no choice but to relax then the Dordogne Valley is the perfect answer. In Martel, we stayed at the Relais Sainte-Anne which is one of those hotels, … Continue reading

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Hit Film Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine It’s always great to watch a film that makes you happy. Walking on Sunshine that opens in cinemas on June 27th is just that. Think Mamma Mia except that the story is set in Puglia, Italy and … Continue reading

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Mid Devon

Devon definitely has a microclimate. While it was pouring with rain in London in October, I was ensconced in a lovely farmhouse at Rashleighhayes, Buckleigh near Tiverton, courtesy of Helpful Holidays. Rashleighayes Farm is hidden away off the beaten track … Continue reading

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ZSL London Zoo – A Summer Attraction

Summer Entertainment at ZSL London Zoo It’s the summer holidays and if you are in London with children of any age, one of the city’s delights is ZSL London Zoo. Located in Regent’s Park, the zoo is bigger than it … Continue reading

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