A few weeks ago we took a little trip to the Alton Towers Resort, and spent a night at the Alton Towers Hotel before spending a day at the park with our Merlin Annual Passes. Having never stayed at either of the hotels or the lodges that are available at Alton Towers, we were very excited to see what the Alton Towers Hotel was like, and it didn’t disappoint. Ava was so excited to be staying at the place where… View Post

A couple of weeks ago I took a little trip to Birmingham on the train to attend a really fun Spanish evening with Monarch Airlines which they were hosting to introduce their new flight paths from Birmingham airport to Madrid and Lisbon. A lovely small group of us were treated to a wonderful Spanish experience, with Tapas, a Flamenco lesson, Sangria making, and even a little Spanish lesson, all at the very lovely Amantia Restaurant. I absolutely love Spain and… View Post

(I wrote this post when we were away in Spain and Portugal, but I forgot to publish it for some reason.) When we were thinking about where to go for our honeymoon we obviously considered where would be a good place to take our daughter as well as where we wanted to go. We decided on a road trip through Spain and Portugal for a month thinking that Ava would probably adapt quickly to a new and varied routine, and… View Post

At the moment we are travelling around Spain and Portugal with our daughter for a month for our honeymoon. I thought I would share our travel itinerary in case anybody else is planning a similar trip. We got the ferry over from Plymouth, England to Santander, Spain. We decided that we would stay in Santander at the end of our trip rather than the beginning as then all the driving is done and we can relax for a couple of… View Post

Logrono is a really pretty little city in La Rioja in Northern Spain. We spent three nights there in a hotel right in the centre. We stayed at the Sercotel Portales, which was a good three star hotel and the location was perfect. It definitely wasn’t as snazzy as the other hotels we have stayed at in Spain, but it was really clean and because we asked for a second bed for Ava we had very good sized long room.… View Post

We spent a few lazy days in lovely Logrono, which in La Rioja, the home of Rioja. It has such beautiful buildings and lovely little streets to get lost in. It was red hot the whole time we were there; over 30°c and very muggy. We found this pretty yellow wall, and I love yellow so we stopped and took a few photos whilst Ava was in a good mood for once, before going back to our hotel. We had… View Post