Entries by Simon Heyes

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10 Lessons For First Time Dads

You’re a dad! Or soon will be, congrats! 🙂 Many new parents find out the sex of their baby at their 12 week scan. We didn’t. We figured you don’t really get many good surprises in life, so we never found out. Claire, my wife, thought we were going to have a girl, and I […]

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An Autumn Weekend On The Isle Of Wight

During the summer, the Isle of Wight is a busy place indeed. Tourists and holidaymakers from the UK, Europe and beyond, enjoying the tiny villages, golden sandy beaches and the picturesque coastline. But once the crowds have faded away and the leaves have begun to turn orange, brown and yellow, the little island becomes…well…quiet. I […]

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3 Days In Bruges – A Weekend Itinerary

I’ve FINALLY visited Bruges! What a place! The back story: I’ve wanted to visit Bruges ever since I read Monica from The Travel Hack’s boozy Bruges weekend post back in 2014. What could be better than sitting in the main square, sipping Belgian beer in the sun, wondering if the Bruges Belfry is wonky?! Bruges sounded […]

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A Weekend In Warsaw

Poland has been on my to-do list for the last couple of years. It’s cheap country to visit, a short flight from the UK, and has a rich, turbulent history that I was keen to learn more about. At the beginning of each year, I keep an eye on the flight sales from each airline, […]