Quinn family standing together at the lamai viewpoint in koh samui

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Middle Port Pottery Museum With Kids

Visiting Middleport Pottery, Stoke on Trent at Christmas

by Karen Quinn, Dec 06 2019 I’m rapidly falling in love with Stoke on Trent, with the heritage, the culture and above all the people. Last weekend I discovered another fantastic day out in the city, this one will literally make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time when canal networks were extensively used

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The Best Christmas Activities In Stoke On Trent

The Best Christmas Events, Stoke on Trent

It’s nearly here people, my very favourite time of year but also the time I feel busiest. And probably most stressed! I hate spending hours researching all the best family friendly Christmas events in the area so hopefully this round up of the best Christmas Events in Stoke on Trent will save you having to

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Magical Chatsworth House At Christmas

Magical Chatsworth House at Christmas

I’m always looking for festive events to suit the whole family. Having done years of queuing to meet Santa, coming home with MORE plastic rubbish, cold, wet and hungry, I now want my Christmas events with a little side of luxury. Chatsworth House in the Peak District does not disappoint! Each year the creative folks at

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Piper Quinn My Stoke Story

Visiting Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke with kids.

by Karen Quinn, Nov 12 2019 Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke on Trent is the last Victorian pottery factory in the UK. Making it a fascinating place for a day out with kids in Staffordshire. Where better to learn age old techniques and try your hand at your own spot of pot throwing.  We were

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Narrow Cornish Lane As The Sun Goes Down

Newquay to Tintagel and all the best stops along the way

One of my two favourite places in North Cornwall are Newquay and Tintagel. Both are very different but both very typically Cornish. Driving the route from Newquay to Tintagel takes in some amazing beaches, delightful villages and breath-taking coastal walks. The 30 mile drive which is mainly along the A39 will take you just over

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