Brunette and Two Blondes: Disneyland Paris

I’m not sure if you know… but one of the brunette and two blondes is heading to Disneyland Paris! What we didn’t know was that the park is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!

2017 marks 25 years since the theme park opened its legendary gates for the very first time. When we were sent some amazing information from 365 Tickets we were even more excited (who else is jealous of Minnie’s 150+ dress wardrobe!?).

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If you are interested in finding out a bit more about the Disneyland Paris park, you can check out the original 365 Ticket post here.

Be sure to stay tuned for our post all about our time at the park and Paris!

The Brunette and Two Blondes share The Lyth Valley Hotel in Kendall

The Lyth valley in Kendall sounds like the place of Fairy Tales, with blossoming Damson trees and rolling hills, the scenery could be something taken straight from a story… especially if that story is one penned by the wonderful Beatrix Potter.

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Ms Potter is best known for her beautifully illustrated children’s books, like Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and friends and her childhood holidays in the Lake District heavily influenced these works.

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This Easter holiday, why not visit the lakes and explore the muse behind the landscape of Squirrel Nutkin’s sail along Derwentwater or Jonny Townmouse’s Hawkshead home? If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then The Lyth Valley Hotel is the perfect place for your exploring base.

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Snuggled beautifully between the majestic limestone outcrops of Scout Scar and Whitbarrow Scar, lying in the rolling, pastoral, damson tree-strewn landscape of the Lyth valley, is the luxuriously refurbished 9 bedroom hotel and restaurant. The stunning oak-panelled dining room and woodland creature themed rooms are enough to get you more than a little in the mood for discovering more about Ms Potter’s magical animal friends.

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The World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a mere 20 minute drive from the hotel.

 

 

The Brunette visits Twice Brewed Inn

A week or two ago I was visiting my family down in Hexam, on my drive down my friend and I decided to have a quick stop at Hadrian’s Wall (surprisingly neither of us had been before). After having a quick jaunt around the area and taking some very touristy photos, we were famished.
After being made aware of a lovely little Inn not too far away from where we were, we decided to have a drive and eat there.
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I decided on the Potato Skins with chilli and garlic mayo (which were ridiculously amazing, seriously I can’t stop thinking about the dips) and the Vegetable Quarter Pounder which came with some lovely homemade chips and some salad. Definitely what I needed after the very long drive down from Scotland.
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The Twice Brewed Inn is set in a lovely little location, very close to an area of the wall, which we then had a little look at after eating too! It’s such a traditional British location with lovely food. We were also told that the Inn has some lovely rooms which I think would be great if you wanted to stay and explore the area over a long-weekend.
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Have you visited Hadrian’s Wall before? What did you think?