50+ Christmas Events and Attractions in the UK 2023

Christmas Events and Attractions in the UK 2023 –  There are so many fabulous Christmas events and attractions in the UK.   Here is a list of the best of the Christmas attractions, Santa’s Grottos, Illuminated Trails, Christmas Fayres and Festive Events!   Also see my Christmas Events in Yorkshire post for more Yorkshire based festivities! … Read more

North Star Club Sancton – Glamping Yorkshire – Toasted Marshmallows and Fairy Lights

The North Star Club Sancton in East Yorkshire has an otherworldly fairy-tale feel to it. The Woodland Lodges are set deep inside a wood and are completely private from one another. We slept in Sitwell, a lodge inspired by the Scarborough born poet Dame Edith Sitwell. The walls are decorated with quirky bookshelf wallpaper and some books … Read more

How To Watch BBC iPlayer when Outside the UK

The BBC is renowned the world over for producing high-quality content. It has some of the most watched news shows produced worldwide, and it broadcasts popular long-running British shows like Eastenders and Doctor Who. In addition, the BBC often has the rights to desirable sports competitions like Wimbledon, the world cup, five nations, the ashes, … Read more

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 Why Your Privacy Online is More Important than Ever

All over the world, governments have passed laws that force ISPs to perform mandatory data retention. Laws like the UK’s Snooper’s Charter allow governments to gather huge amounts of data about people in order to place them under surveillance. In the US, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are even permitted to sell web browsing histories to … Read more

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The Original Tour in London Review

The Original Tour London

Over the weekend we had a lovely Christmas weekend in London, and part of that was going on The Original Tour. Now, I am a huge fan of going on open top tourist buses when we visit a new place. You get to see so much more than you would walking around and you can … Read more

Camp Katur Glamping Yorkshire – Geodome Review

glamping with hot tub, Yorkshire

We recently visited Camp Katur Glamping in North Yorkshire.  We split our time between the Hobbit Hide and the Geodome. I have written about the Hobbit Hide here, and Bear’s Place (a lovely lodge with a hot tub) and will now tell you about our adventures in the Geodome!     Camp Katur Yorkshire The Geodome … Read more

Butlin’s Premium Dining Skegness – Review

We had the Butlin’s Premium Dining included in our Butlin’s Skegness break and it was great.  Mealtimes were so easy!  There are two premium restaurants, The Yacht Club and The Deck.  We tried both restaurants for dinner and breakfast.  Both are all-you-can-eat buffet style restaurants which my children love.  They love helping themselves to whatever … Read more

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ in The Lake District

We love to travel and there are some amazing Lake District adventures to be had.  How about learning how to train a sheepdog for example?  Or sailing on one of the magnificent lakes?  The views from the Ullswater ‘Steamers’ boats are stunning. We boarded our boat at Pooley Bridge, after a full English breakfast at … Read more