Wanderer returns

Woohoo I’m back. Did you miss me?

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Sorry I haven’t updated my blog for a couple of weeks, but i have been on the beautiful island of Tenerife.

We stayed in the first choice holiday village (also known as luabay Costa Los gigantes hotel) which was lovely.

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The food was lovely and they had some amazing cocktails (which I was drinking a little too fast. I blame the heat)

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The highlight of the holiday was our trip on the mustcat catamaran to see the short fin pilot whales. The crew were absolutely amazing! My daughters were feeling a bit sea sick to start with and they really looked after them. To learn more about the mustcat click here.

There is even the opportunity to stop for a quick snorkel and diving session and the chance to see the turtles. I loved it and would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting the island.

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Unfortunately it’s back to the grindstone now and I’m going to have to get used to making my own bed and cooking my own meals. Already dreaming of a holiday for next year. I was thinking Mexico, does anyone have any recommendations of places, hotels, excursions etc?

Afternoon tea

July is always a busy month for me in terms of birthdays. There is my best friend, stepdad, husband and sister (who also has a blog you should go check out, especially if you are into fashion) and not forgetting my birthday at the end of the month!

This year me and my best friend Vikki decided along with our best friend Mel to go a bit upmarket and have a champagne afternoon tea at the regency styled Francis Hotel, in the beautiful city of Bath, to celebrate our birthdays.

(As I write this I’m suffering with a stinking cold. It’s hard to believe I was in such fine health on Monday)

You can read the history of afternoon tea here

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Chepstow Castle

It was half term this week and so we took the only dry day to visit Chepstow Castle. The sun was shining in glorious Wales and the castle was beautiful. it was a lovely day out and I would definitely recommend giving Chepstow castle a visit. I also found out  you can take dogs around the grounds as long as they are on a lead, so I may have to take another visit with my pooch.

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Beautiful Windows in the Great Tower

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The main gatehouse

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The Upper Barbican

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The Lower Bailey & Marten’s Tower

 

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Every castle needs a spooky cellar!

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These castle doors are the oldest surviving original castle doors in Europe over 800 years old.