Firstly, the atmosphere. It’s so relaxed, welcoming, a really magical place which seems to operate slightly outside the world. I had to keep reminding myself it’s part of the UK.
Secondly, it’s beautiful. So beautiful. The beaches are the kind of pale white sand you see in the Caribbean, or golden stretches that seem to glow in the sun. The sea is palest clear turquoise, deep indigo blue and every shade in between.
I could pull out every adjective in my arsenal, every superlative I know. But really, you need to see. So here’s a taste of why Scilly is so stunning. I defy you not to look and want to book… Continue reading →
One of the biggest joys of the Isles of Scilly is relaxing. This is the kind of place where you slow down naturally, and enjoy the simple pleasures – walking, building a sandcastle, eating and drinking by the sea.
So when you’re planning a holiday, don’t even think about trying to pack every day full of activities. But at the same time, don’t miss out on the chance to explore. There are five inhabited islands, each with their own personality, and boats running between them.
Where you make the balance is up to you – but for some inspiration, here are 16 things to do in the Scilly Isles with kids. Continue reading →
Minnie might not be able to read just yet, but that doesn’t mean she’s not fascinated with guide books already – I still love the old-fashioned paperbacks where possible, and we’re getting a collection of sticker and lift-the-flap books about different countries of the world.
So when we were preparing for Amsterdam, along with my own Lonely Planet guide, I was sent two other books to review, both aimed at children.