Did you know that a Fjord is typically a long deep narrow inlet of sea forged by glaciers over millions of years? Now whilst the spectacular Oslo Fjord is not a Fjord in a geological sense it is no less instagramable than it’s friends in Stavanger and Flam! Oslo sits at the crest of a 100km long inlet of water, known as the Oslofjorden or Oslo Fjord. One of the…

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“The littlest things in life is where we find real true joy” During a recent trip to Norway’s stunning capital city Oslo, we booked two nights accommodation at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo. Having stayed at a number of Radisson Blu hotels over the years and always having positive experiences we were confident that this hotel would live up to the great reviews. Let me tell you, it did…

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Over the October half term break we visited Butlins in Somerset for three nights. We were really keen to try and explore some of the area whilst we were down there. In reality though we got caught up in the Butlins bubble and didn’t leave the resort at all for three days. On the way home we decided we wanted to venture into the Exmoor National Park for the day.…

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Over the October half term break we visited Butlins Minehead for three nights. We’ve been to Butlins (Minehead and Skegness) a fair few times previously and it’s honestly one of our favourite places. I will be doing a separate post about our visit but for this post I’m just going to focus on the accommodation. One of the best things about the Butlins resorts is the variety of accommodation that…

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Since he was very little L has always been a massive fan of Thomas the Tank Engine and Fireman Sam. Even now at 6 he still plays with his Thomas trains and tracks and his Fireman Sam figurines. When we were invited to visit Mattel Play! in Liverpool we were delighted. Mattel Play! is a 13000 square foot interactive play centre nestled in corner of the iconic Albert Dock in…

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