Monday Escapes 15/07/2019

Timber festival

Hello there and welcome back to Monday Escapes!

I firstly wanted to say a huge thank you and farewell to my lovely co host Daisy. Daisy feels that the time is right for her to move on, and this will be her last Monday Escapes – and I will really miss her!! Thank you Daisy for being a fabulous Monday Escapes partner in crime!

What have we been up to?

Well you know how much the tribe love a festival. Last month we headed to Elderflower Fields. This month we spent a wonderful weekend at Timber Festival. I have to say, it’s been far too long since we got out in Otis the camper, and we had such a brilliant weekend. The kids seem to love the freedom that a festival brings … the late nights, the music, the arts and the glitter!

This weekend we have spent a day sorting out a few bits and bobs ready for our Summer road trip, and we also headed to The National Forest Adventure Farm near to Burton upon Trent to experience all things space!

Reviews to follow soon.

Camper van life at Timber Festival
Van life at Timber Festival
Timber Festival at night
National Forest Adventure Farm

Our Favourite posts from last time

Thanks again for linking up to Monday Escapes. we both loved Travelled so Far with the fab post on Kongsberg Silver Mines – Norway with Kids, We also loved Exploring out world and the wonderful Lake Tahoe hike.

Our Lonely Planet Winner

As we mentioned last week, we are thrilled that Lonely Planet have been kind enough to continue to offer either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range to the writer of our favourite post each fortnight. (See T&C’s below).

Daisy and I  have chosen Travelled so far with the lovely post on Kongsberg Silver Mines – Norway with Kids, as our winner this week –  Cerys – Do get in touch  to claim your prize!

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.

The linky is now run by Daisy at Dais Like These and myself at Otis and Us.

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 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 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.

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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!



  1. July 15, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much for choosing my post on Lake Tahoe as a favorite! I appreciate this honor. Thanks for running this link-up!

  2. July 16, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    I’ve heard some great things about the timber festival, hope you had a good time

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