Hello, and welcome back to Monday Escapes, the last of November!
Katy is off having a much deserved weekend away in beautiful Cornwall, and so you may have noticed that it is me hosting again this week – I hope you’re not too fed up of me! Katy sends her apologies and will be back in action in time for our next link up!
What have we been up to?
We’ve had a very busy couple of weeks, enjoying this beautiful autumnal weather (clearly forgetting the few days of freezing rain!)
I have spent some time going through the footage I got from our fab time at Coral Reef Waterworld and have put together a short video. It really is an awesome place for a family friendly day out, and the kids looked great in their Zoggs UK DC Super Heroes swimwear.
I have also spent some time writing about our favourite places to visit in North Wales with kids. This was a fun post to write, allowing me to go back through photographs of happy holidays over the years.
My favourite posts from last time
It was a fairly quiet week on Monday Escapes last time, but the posts were as awesome as always so thank you to everyone who took part!
I really loved this post from Catherine’s Cultural Wednesday which gave a fanatic round up of London museums with the best cafes. Not only did I salivate over the foodie pictures but I managed to discover a few new museums that I didn’t know existed too!
I also loved learning more about Museum Mum’s trip to Morocco. I’m always interested in reading about other people travelling with three kids like us, especially overcoming the challenges that are thrown up like finding suitable accommodation and keeping flight costs low. This itinerary post is fab for anyone considering Morocco with kids.
My Lonely Planet Winner
Each fortnight we pick our favourite post and the people at Lonely Planet are kind enough to send them either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range.
I have to say that I really did love discovering just how many amazing museum cafes there are in London, and I have chosen Catherine as this week’s winner. Catherine – please do get in touch to claim your prize!
A reminder: what is Monday Escapes?
Monday Escapes is a place to share and look back at your favourite travel memories; from day trips, to trips of a life time and anything else in between. It doesn’t always have to be a written post, we would love you to share your favourite travel snapshots too. Monday Escapes is simply a place for you to link up with any travel experience that you want to share.
What’s in it for you?
The main thing is of course that you’ll be sharing your awesome 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, introducing your blog to even more people. We will also re-tweet anyone who uses the #MondayEscapes hashtag. Our joint favourite post each fortnight will win either a Lonely Planet destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range (See T&C’s below). Another great reason to link up with Monday Escapes!
Each week Lonely Planet are kind enough 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).
How does Monday Escapes Work?
• Link up to one post/photo – old or new.
• Please make sure to include the Monday Escapes badge (you will find the code on Katy’s post) 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. Blog 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.
Don’t forget to add the badge code!
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And so over to you:
Lonely Planet T&Cs
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. https://shop.lonelyplanet.com/pages/guide-bookshttps://shop.lonelyplanet.com/pages/lonely-planet-kids This prize can only be sent to winners in the UK and Europe only. There is no cash alternative. Hosts’ decision is final.