• mike and ana secret beach

    A ‘secret beach’ adventure

    Our third trip to the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall was firmly marked on the calendar when I opened the Sunday Times travel supplement the week they featured the best beaches in the UK. Unsurprisingly there were a number of Cornish beaches included and my husband and I eagerly scoured the pages and made meticulous notes as to which of the featured beaches we would attempt to include in our week long trip. We were very keen on the idea of the beach feast at Porthcurnick but were sad to discover that the dates fell outside our trip and so we searched on. Our top favourite beach Kynance Cove was included but was already an immediate entry into our itinerary so I began to look for the more obscure entries, stumbling finally on one in the 'Secret Beaches' section which was not far from our Cornish base. I duly added it....
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    If Carlsberg did camping.

    The family and I have just returned from a long weekend camping with friends at a local YMCA family camp site.  It was everything a camping trip should be:  the....
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  • me and faith camping

    Tents, tears, trickles and toilets.

    On Friday I finally made it - exhausted and on my knees - to the end of term. The preceding 3 weeks had seen my teacher friends jump one by....
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  • ana swimming

    Just keep swimming.

    I'm going to come right out and admit my parenting fail here: I hate going swimming; I rarely take my kids to the pool; and they are well on the....
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  • super Ana

    Amazing you.

    If you were to ask me to describe my eldest daughter, there are many places I could start: I could describe the heavy dark hair that falls around the soft....
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  • don't be jealous of stuff

    Have a little Faith.

    My youngest daughter, Faith, has always been a quirky, off the wall character with a unique perspective on the world around us and this makes for some very interesting conversations.....
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