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I-Spy in Kent (edition one)

(oast houses and hops growing)

We spent last week in Kent. Maybe not an obvious destination, but I had a list of sights to find. One to rival an “I-Spy in Kent”, if ever a book existed. I wanted to show the children a different part of the country and point out what made it special. I’d spent many holidays as a child, visiting relations in the county, and I wanted to share this area with my own children.

First three list items were cherry orchards, oast houses and hops growing. Not that common in Somerset.
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Exploring with the Hound

One of the joys of holidaying in the UK, is that it’s relatively easy to take the Hound along with us. She’s so much part of the family that it wouldn’t feel like a holiday if we left her behind. It would be a bit like choosing one child to leave behind. Not happening.
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Tip toeing through the heather

Last weekend, we camped on Exmoor, in Doone Valley. The setting for Lorna Doone. It’s been a while. Last time we set up tent there, Middle daughter was a very obvious bump and the Teen could still ride on her father’s shoulders.

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