Monday Escapes 29/10/2018

Monday Escapes 29/10/2018

Hello and welcome to this week’s Monday Escapes!

Thank you  to everyone who linked up to Monday Escapes over on Daisy’s site last time. Again there were some really wonderful posts and we loved reading about all of your travels and adventures. Thanks to those of you who tagged your photos over on Instagram!

So what have we been up to?

We have had such a busy couple of weeks and I have taken a little break from social media. We are have started on some building work on our house and the planning, emptying rooms and general sorting and decision making has taken all of my time. We did manage to return to the World of Wedgwood in Staffordshire for the second time for a day out with our family visiting from London. The children enjoyed another try on the potter’s wheel and also painted a candle holder in the Decorating studio. We finished the day with a Sunday Roast in the restaurant.  

World of Wedgwood, Staffordshire
Potter’s Wheel, World of Wedgwood, Staffordshire
Master Craft Studio, World of Wedgwood, Staffordshire

We are escaping the building site of a home, and heading to London for half term which will be lovely, and I am really looking forward to some time with the tribe.


Our Favourite posts from last time

I absolutely loved Lou from We Travel in Three’s post with a 10 Day Family Friendly New Zealand Road Trip Itinerary – South Island. Just lately I have been dreaming of a New Zealand road trip in a camper van and it looked and sounded amazing.  I could just sit with a hot chocolate and drink in the views on the banks of Lake Takapo or Lake Wakatipu .  

Photo Credit: We Travel in Threes

Daisy loved reading this post from Truly Madly Kids about visiting the Ancient Theatre in Taormina, Sicily. “As this is actually something that I have done myself with my kids. It is such a beautiful monument to visit, with breathtaking views of Mount Etna as the backdrop. My only wish is that I can return one day to watch a show at this magnificent site.

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).

We chose Lou’s post from We Travel in Three’s as our favourite this week.  

Lou please 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 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 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!

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

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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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