Good Morning and welcome to Monday Escapes.
What have we been up to?
We are currently on our half term holidays in Wales and looking forward to exploring Powis, Montgommery and Whelshpool. We will be making use of our National Trust passes I’m sure this week, and if you’re looking for some National Trust inspiration do check out this post about 100 Family Friendly National Trust properties.
We’ve had 3 birthdays since the last Monday Escapes, my 40th and the twins 6th birthday, so it has been a tad chaotic. We need a bit of a relaxed couple of weeks now before Matt and I head off to Oman.
Last weekend at the start of my week of #4OMG celebrations I had a lovely #autumnspabliss day with some gorgeous friends @rainbeaubelle @extraordinary_chaos @lifeasourlittlefamily at the @themidlandq. It was a fab treat from @spaseekers and the perfect way to kick off the week. You should try it this weekend, these cocoons are fun!
Yesterday I spent a really lovely day in Liverpool with @extraordinary_chaos @letstalkmommy @goingonanadventureblog – they treated me to a birthday afternoon tea in @Ohmeohmy_liv which was gorgeous and Colette captured this shot of the beautiful bracelets my friend made for me for my birthday! It’s a new shop called @wisefigjewellery – the website is coming soon! #momfashion #whatiworetoday #instastyle #todayimwearing #fbloggers #outfitoftheday #dresslikeamum #styletheschoolrun #wallpic #fashionover35 #musthave #ootd #momlife #nordstrom #bloggerfashion #blog #womensclothing #instastyle #lotd #outfitinspo #notafrumpymum
On to Monday Escapes…
Monday Escapes is all about looking back at wonderful, happy travel memories and sharing them with others. It doesn’t have to be about a trip abroad or even be a written post. If you want to share your favourite snapshots – whether it’s a famous sight, scene, dramatic view or even a favourite family photo, then please feel free to link those up, too. Likewise, posts don’t have to be about holidays or weekends away, they can also include day trips, walks, attractions – any travel experience that you want to share.
We are also absolutely delighted to link up with Lonely Planet to offer our number one favourite blog post of the fortnight either a destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. (See T&C’s below). Just another great reason to link up with Monday Escapes!
What’s in it for you?
The number one thing is you’ll be sharing your fantastic posts with a like-minded community and grabbing some travel inspiration for yourself. As a bonus you have a chance to have your blog post featured on all four of the hosts’ blogs each fortnight, introducing your blog to even more people. Our number one favourite post of the fortnight will also win a Lonely Planet destination guide, or a title from the Lonely Planet Kids range. (*T&C’s – The chosen Lonely Planet book must be in English and can only be sent to bloggers living within Europe).
Our favourite posts from last time
Lisa loved reading Mary’s account of her family’s travels around Belgium and France in their caravan.
When planning a trip she tried to cram in as many stops as possible including a stopover in Paris and a visit to beautiful Bruges (where her son flashed the locals!)
And Claire loved drooling over the stunning architecture of the Reichstag in this post by Sharon. She is yet to visit Berlin but will be adding this onto her bucket list.
This is a superb round-up of a 10 day itinerary in India. Jenny and Jason cover everything from places to visit to how to get there and where you should spend more time if you can. Such a handy guide for anyone planning a similar trip.
And our favourite post is Melissa’s Spain in Winter post, we all want to visit and enjoy the festivities after reading this post.
So how do you join in this time?
- Link up one post/photo – old or new by heading over to Sarah’s blog Extraordinary Chaos.
- Please make sure to include the Monday Escapes badge at the bottom of the post, on your site, or a link back to the hosts.
- Posts are anything travel-related, and can include photos, reviews, days out, attractions and walks – at home or abroad.
- Comment on posts by the co-hosts and at least two others. Blog hops only work if you share the comment love. That’s why they’re so great!
- If you tweet any of us your links @minitravellers @sarahjchristie @tinboxtraveller or @travellovinfam, please use #MondayEscapes and we will be sure to retweet.
Monday Escapes will go live every two weeks, alternating between the hosts and will be open Monday to Wednesday. Every fortnight we will be giving a shout out to some of our favourite posts and photos.
There is also a Monday Escapes Pinterest Board – so if you’d like to start pinning some of your favourite photos, do get in touch.