Monday Escapes 11/02/2019

Monday Escapes  11/02/2019

Hello there and welcome back to Monday Escapes! I can’t quite believe we are in the middle of February already. With half term in the air, I am looking forward to reading all of your travel posts and feeling inspired for 2019.

Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Escapes, we love to read and share all of your travel posts and I am looking forward to seeing what you all get up to over half term.

So what have we been up to?

I work full-time and I am also working on an MSc, so we have had a few quiet weekends, ‘pottering’ in the house, going to the gym, watching films, and catching up with friends and family. Sometimes those quiet weekends are very much needed. It is half term coming up and we are looking forward to a few days in Chester. We are also making a few plans in the camper van, for May half term and August.

I spent a lovely day walking in the fresh air in Longnor in Staffordshire with my lovely friend Jenny who writes over at Travelynn Family .

We also have enjoyed a couple of lovely walks at Trentham Gardens with friends and family.

My recent posts

I loved putting together a post on my essential items for van life with kids. I am currently adding a small section to the blog to include van life posts, and our favourite camper van recipes. Our first recipe – Zesty lemon spaghetti! 

Our favourite posts from last time

I loved How to spend a few hours in Honfleur from Mum’s gone to.. I loved that Trish tackled the strenuous hike from the centre of Honfleur up to Mont-Joli in sandals ( I would completely do this!) and I loved those cobbled streets, pretty flowers and the old harbour, so pretty and charming!

Daisy tells me – “after spending the week home alone with the kids whilst my hubby was working in Cape Town, Battling ice, snow and the bitter winds on the school run – it was nice to escape and dream about some winter sun with this wonderful post from Ladies What Travel.

Our Lonely Planet Winner

Our Lonely planet winner this time is Ladies What Travel! Do get in touch to claim your prize!

Monday Escapes what’s in it for you?

Monday Escapes is an opportunity to share you favourite travel posts, memories or photos. The thing to remember is that you’ll be sharing your lovely travel posts with a like-minded community and grabbing some travel inspiration for yourself. As a bonus you have a chance to have your blog post featured on mine and Daisy’s blog each fortnight and therefore introducing your blog to even more people. We will also re-tweet anyone who uses the #MondayEscapes hashtag.

We are also absolutely delighted to link up with Lonely Planet to offer our number one favourite blog post of the fortnight either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. (See T&C’s below). Just another great reason to link up with Monday Escapes!

How does Monday Escapes work and how do you join in?

• Link up to one post/photo – old or new.
• Please make sure to include the Monday Escapes badge (you will find the code below) at the bottom of the post, on your site, or a link back to the hosts.
• Posts are anything travel-related, and can include photos, reviews, days out, attractions and walks – at home or abroad.
Comment on posts by the co-hosts and at least two others. Linkys only work if you share the comment love. That’s why they’re so great! Make sure you add #MondayEscapes to the end of your comment so people can see where you’ve come from.
• If you tweet either of us your links @daisyhuntington and @Otisandus_blog please use #MondayEscapes and we will be sure to retweet.
• Similarly, if you want to show off your photos on Instagram using #MondayEscapes, we will show those photos some love too.

Monday Escapes will go live every two weeks, alternating between Daisy and I, and will be open Monday to Wednesday. Every fortnight we will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts and photos.

Over to you!


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All that’s left to do is link up those wonderful travel posts of yours! We can’t wait to read them    

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 T&Cs for the Lonely Planet winner: Each fortnight the hosts will choose one favourite posts from all those linked up. The winner will be contacted and will be able to choose either a Lonely Planet destination guide or Lonely Planet Kids title. This prize can only be sent to winners in the UK and Europe only. There is no cash alternative. Hosts’ decision is final.


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