Monday Escapes 12/11/18

Monday Escapes 12/11/18

Hello and welcome to this week’s Monday Escapes!

Welcome back! Thank you so much to everyone who linked up to Monday Escapes over on Daisy’s blog last time. I was a little late reading all of your lovely posts with a half term break and a poorly little boy, so I just wanted to apologise.  There are always so many lovely posts and I love to read all about your travels and adventures, so thank you again for linking up and supporting Daisy and I.

So what have we been up to?

So we headed to London for a few days over half term, to explore and escape all of the building work going on in our house. Our girls were invited to a DesignaFriend VIP style event by Wire PR and they had such a lovely morning. It was really nice to have the opportunity to have some quality time with just my girls and they loved styling their DesignaFriend dolls, designing outfits, styling hair, painting nails, making bracelets and sipping pink lemonade. It was a girls dream. 


We also wandered around London, taking in the atmosphere, before heading over to Buckingham Palace at our daughter’s request. We ended our visit with a trip to Peggy Porschen’s for a cuppa and AMAZING cake.

Unfortunately we had plans to head to KidZania but our little boy was really poorly during our trip, so we will have to save KidZania for another time!

What did you all get up to over half term?

Our favourite posts from last time

I absolutely loved boy Leona’s from Wandermust Family and her post about Yellowstone. I also loved Dotted Line Travels on their Larch Valley Hike in Banff National Park  – absolutely incredible pictures!

Daisy’s favourite was this post from Wandermust Family with tips and tricks for planning a trip to Yellowstone. She thought the post was informative and would be perfect for anyone planning a trip, especially with kids in tow. With tips from what to pack to where to stay, it really is a one stop shop – not to mention that the pictures alone made Daisy want to pack up and head there right now!

Our Lonely Planet Winner

Head over to Dais Like These for the announcement of our winner!

Monday Escapes

Monday Escapes is a place to share and look back at your favourite travel memories; from day trips, holidays, trips of a life time and everything else in between. It doesn’t  have to be a written post, we love you to share your favourite travel snapshots too. Monday Escapes is simply a place for you to link up with like-minded people and share your travel and adventures, and hopefully grab some travel inspiration along the way.

This week’s Monday Escapes is being hosted by Daisy.  You’ll find the link up tool here on Dais Like These

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 Katy’s blogs 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 the hosts 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!

Before linking up, please make sure you have added the Monday Escapes badge to your post. 

Thank you for your support

Otis and Us

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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.


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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1 Comment

  1. December 6, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    I hope your little boy is feeling much better. It’s so hard when kids are sick and you don’t know whether to carry on with travel. Your photos are lovely, though!

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