Part three and the final leg of our UK Road Trip takes us from Scotland to Ireland. From Edinburgh through Cumbria’s Lake District where Beatrix Potter once dreamt up Peter Rabbit, through Yorkshire to delve into my ancestry and finally to the mythical Ireland we love, to be with family.
Part 2 of our UK road trip takes us from the English to the Scottish capitals during the warmer months of June and July. Here we share our personal experience of our road trip from London to Edinburgh.
The Natural History Museum is one of our favorite places. Brendan and I’ve been there a few times pre-kids and we took them when they were little too. Now that the children are older, we couldn’t wait to show them all it’s treasures, knowing that they’ll appreciate and love every minute there.
It’s Royal Wedding Day and it’s bright and sunny in the UK. We’re on the move and there’s excitement in the air as we further explore England. This leg of Road Trip UK follows the road from Bath in the county of Somerset to London, where the FA football final was played that day, via Castle Combe and the historical market town of Lacock.
Part 2 of our travels in March as we start to explore England and visit Wantage, Newbury, Bedford and St Ives.
This is how we shop, cook and dine while travelling from place to place almost weekly. Full disclosure of all things food, our grocery spending and shopping for a family of five, based on our first 3 months of full time travel. This is the type of practical information we look for before we travel to a new country and rarely find in one place.
Windsor, home of the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, and the magical place where Prince Harry and Meghan got married this past weekend. We were there and we left just in time to miss the wedding mania that engulfed royal Windsor. Phew!
On the last day of the Easter school holidays, we spontaneously decide to visit Legoland in Windsor. Here is how NOT to do Legoland with five mistakes we think you can avoid. We include costs and information on visiting the resort with children and under 3’s.Read More »A Day At Legoland
Woking, the place of the mad, the bad and the dead: the introductory phrase as you enter the Woking Story museum send chills down my spine. We’re happy to report that modern-day Woking is not that scary anymore and that we had a good time there. Read on for more information including lots of photos, costs and our version of things to do in Woking with children.
This is the post I searched for and couldn’t find when we were planning to travel from South Africa to the United Kingdom. Here’s information about the actual costs and logistics of our travel from South Africa to the United Kingdom covering our experience of travel documentation requirements, credit card applications, cars, banks, accommodation and phones. All in one place!
Meet Olive, the friendly lady from Windsor who kindly put Kate and some of our shopping on her four-wheel walker and walked us all the way home. We pay it forward. Olive turns 83 in September and she says that she will live to be 100 so that she can ring the neck of whoever she pleases and I hope she does. Read More »Pay It Forward
Has it been two months since we left home? Since we packed up our life, put it into a couple of suitcases and backpacks and decided to become modern-day nomads. Full-time travellers wondering from place to place. It sounds so aimless. So lost. A feeling of panic threatens to rear its ugly head seconds before we look at each other for assurance and confirmation that we made the right choice.
I meant to write every week about our homeschool woe’s, highs and lows but it’s been almost three months since that first post! Honestly, I did not know where to begin to describe the life-changing commitment that home education is. This is our homeschool diary.