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Family Holiday: The part we loved

After my previous post on our family holiday it would only seem fitting to write about what happened next. If you haven't come across this post you can find it here.

So, we ended up in Cornwall, hoorah! After an early morning start and several hours travelling we arrived in the camp-site which we have stayed in for 3 years now. The camp-site is called Cambrose Touring Park and is a lovely, friendly environment. The weather was great when we arrived so it was straight off to the beach at Portreath, which as you can imagine was rather packed considering but was still a lovely place!

For the evening we travelled down to St. Ives. St. Ives is a lovely little town which is very popular in the summer. It has a lovely beach on one side which is right next to the town that can be accessed via two alternative routes, one of which being along a coastal path. St. Ives is definitely a place to visit if you're ever down in Cornwall, not to forget the amount of seals that are spotted there (…

Ales in Dorset

As previously mentioned I went on holiday to Weymouth not too long ago. Whilst in Weymouth we visited the various supermarkets and purchased quite a few different ales. I never usually drink ale, more of a lager person and ales are something that as a family we indulge in. Who doesn't love a good beer or four on holiday?! (we're not alcoholics I swear). So I thought I'd share a few of the several we came across, I know these aren't Dorset specific as I have seen a few in supermarkets near me. But enjoy!
Ale #1: 'Juarassic' - I've mentioned before I'm quite obsessed with this era so of course as soon as this was spotted we had to get it. It was lovely nonetheless.
Ale #2: 'Exmoor Beast' - This one was quite a strong ale in both flavour and percentage. It had quite a kick to it which definitely lives up to it's name!

Ale #3: 'Fursty Ferret' - I love the name this has and no the ale is not made from ferrets...

These next two (and anothe…

Family Holiday

For the past few years my father, siblings and I go on a camping holiday down south to Cornwall, nothing too fancy but we enjoy it. This year my dad wanted to go somewhere different so he decided Weymouth. We knew it would be different, perhaps in a good way, because we didn't know any of the places around Dorset. I was quite excited because of the 'Jurassic Coast' line around Weymouth and its surroundings because I'm quite into all that prehistoric jazz. So, we set off on the Sunday and immediately the signs were showing, even the Sat-Nav took us to the borders of East Devon (there is an alternate route to Weymouth but we went the long way around). Not to mention the horrendous rain we encountered! Eventually we arrived, the camp-site didn't look to bad and we were pitched up and unpacked. Dinner all sorted and it was time to explore Weymouth! With the rain cleaning up a little we headed into the town and had a little wander. Of course there were amusements, whic…