Holiday Review: Parkdean Holiday Park, Mullion

Summary Accommodation: 2 Stars Entertainment: 4 Stars Food: 4 Stars Overall: 3 Stars In the interests of full disclosure this is the third time I have stayed in a caravan but I don’t remember the other two times. We have always stayed in holiday cottages, apartments or hotels so I have been used to a… Continue reading Holiday Review: Parkdean Holiday Park, Mullion

A disappointing visit to see Santa at the Celtic Manor hotel, Newport

We went to see Santa the other day. All three of us set off an hour early, bundled together in our warmest garb ready to meet the elements. The traffic was heavier than we were expecting, but we arrived in plenty of time to find a space in what seemed a packed parking lot. As… Continue reading A disappointing visit to see Santa at the Celtic Manor hotel, Newport

THE Carnegie Event

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty… Continue reading THE Carnegie Event

Living Social: The case of the Devilled Egg

Regular readers of my blog might have noticed that I have been on a few Living Social Events during my time. I’ve taken to blogging a few of these, Fat Attack, CSI weekend and a Newquay weekend. These blog posts were noticed by the guys at Living Social and they offered me a free Bloggers… Continue reading Living Social: The case of the Devilled Egg

Living Social Deal: CSI Weekend – Who murdered the Lord?

Another great Living Social Deal attracted my friend to pester me with emails asking if I would like to go. When I saw what it was, how could I possibly refuse? The CSI deal was for a night in the sumptious Down Hall with dinner and breakfast included. The dinner also included the case files… Continue reading Living Social Deal: CSI Weekend – Who murdered the Lord?

Living Social holiday, elements of amazing with a dash of disaster – the EPIC journey to Newquay

I probably should do a few more present day posts so this one is about my recent visit to Newquay. How long do you think it would take to go from Newport in South Wales to Newquay? 3 hours, 4? Well, if you believe National Rail around 4 hours, however if you actually go there… Continue reading Living Social holiday, elements of amazing with a dash of disaster – the EPIC journey to Newquay

My Experience at the Fat Attack Boot Camp in East Grinstead

This is my account of the Fat Attack weekend I took part in starting the 19th May 2011. PROS You feel great for completing the weekend, no matter how much you do. The instructors are good. If you can’t do the exercise, you can tone it down for example I walked 4k in the mornings… Continue reading My Experience at the Fat Attack Boot Camp in East Grinstead