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Romantic and Quirky British Getaway Experiences

Romantic and Quirky British Getaway Experiences



If you’re looking to whisk your loved one away for a romantic getaway, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for an outdoorsy coastal retreat in Cornwall or a cosy cottage in the gorgeously quaint village of Portmeirion, take a look at these lovely and quirky hideaways in idyllic locations and discover the ideal way to spend some quality time with your partner. You can thank us later.

Romantic and Quirky British Getaway Experiences

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Ambleside, Cumbria (North West)

Nestled alongside Lake Windermere, the Cumbrian town of Ambleside is beautifully quaint, and its surroundings are utterly breath-taking. Not only one of the best base towns for exploring the county, Ambleside has as much relaxation and cosiness to offer as it has adventure.

We recommend a romantic stroll alongside the idyllic Lake Windermere, and you’ll want to visit Zeffirellis. A cinema, restaurant and jazz bar all rolled into one, Zeffirellis has romance covered. Ambleside also boasts a wide variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, so there’s something for everyone.

Stay in style: For a romantic break, forget glamping – and certainly forget camping – it’s all about yurts. The Lovely Yurt Company offer 18, 19 and 22 foot yurts, all featuring double beds and fridges, amongst other amenities. And you don’t need to worry about privacy – each yurt is located in its own isolated space with no other yurts to be seen (and therefore no noisy neighbours disrupting your quality time together).

Portmeirion, Gwynedd (North Wales)

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Beautifully quaint and quirky, the architect-designed village of Portmeirion is ideal for a romantic escape. Experience the natural and unspoiled beauty of the Portmeirion landscape, explore the spectacular gardens and woodland walks and enjoy each other’s company whilst dining at the various on-site restaurants and cafés. If you’re looking for romance, Portmeirion has it all. The Shell Grotto look-out point boasts amazing views of the estuary and quayside – beautiful.

Stay in style: Portmeirion village has 15 charming and fairy tale-like cottages in North Wales including the aptly named Angel Cottage (pictured) – the perfect setting for your romantic break. Why not go all out on the romance front and take advantage of their added extras? You can arrange for champagne on ice, Welsh chocolates or a bouquet of flowers to welcome you and your loved one upon your arrival.

Bourton-on-the-Water, the Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds is famous for romance, and arguably the most romantic of its villages is Bourton-on-the-Water. ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, Bourton-on-the-Water is one of Britain’s prettiest villages – the perfect Cotswolds getaway destination, ideal for a bit of romance and unrivalled if you want some one-on-one time. Whether you’re enjoying the peace of the riverside, admiring the beautiful bridges or experiencing the variety of shops, restaurants and cafés it has to offer, Bourton-on-the-Water has something for every couple.

Stay in style: Nothing says ‘romance’ quite like relaxing in a lakeside hot tub outside your own personal – and remote – log cabin. Log House Holidays is the perfect option if you’re looking to experience the wonderful tranquillity of the Cotswolds, giving you and your loved one the chance to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Did we mention the lakeside hot tub? Bliss.

Tintagel, Cornwall

Ah, Cornwall. Can the idyllic Cornish beaches be beat for romance? Probably not. ‘King Arthur County’, Tintagel is a unique and stunningly beautiful village on the Northern coast of Cornwall, with unspoiled beaches and a variety of activities to suit all. Get away from the city and enjoy a magical trip to Tintagel Castle, explore King Arthur’s Great Halls, or simply take a romantic stroll along the beautiful coast – you’re sure to have a relaxing escape.

Stay in style: if you’re looking for a unique romantic getaway experience, why not give The Geo a go? A quirky and modern geodesic dome tent, Ekopod created The Geo as a ‘rural antidote to city life’, and with its large front-facing window and gorgeous countryside location, it does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s the perfect chance to cosy up and enjoy each other’s company, with a double bed, giant beanbag on the terrace and hammock outside. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, The Geo is located beside the moors and close to Cornwall’s two highest peaks.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Sight



Our eyesight is perhaps one of our most useful and most essential senses (this, of course, may be moot). For many, the idea of losing their vision can be a scary thing. Loss of vision begins for many in their late 40s when it starts to become prominent. However, there are many ways in which you can improve your sight and keep from losing it in the extended scheme of things.

So here in this list, we have taken the liberty to compile a list of 5 ways in which you can improve your sight.

5 Ways To Improve Your Sight

# 1 – Prescription Glasses

In today’s internet driven world it is now easier than ever to get whatever you want online. You can buy glasses online or prescription sunglasses very easy and have it delivered to your home. No fuss and no hassle.

# 2 – Eat Carrots

Carrots are especially beneficial for our eye health, and it would prove invaluable for you to eat or drink as much carrot juice as you can. It may initially have a bitter taste but the more you drink it you will get used to it.

# 3-  Bilberry Supplements

Bilberry is a supplement that is not that common with those who aren’t into the health niche, but bilberry is an excellent supplement for those who are looking to improve their eyesight.

# 4 – Watch Things From Far Away

This may seem like a strange method, but when you look at items off at a distance, you are strengthening your eyes. Your eyes are muscles, and they need exercise just as much as your body does.

So when you are looking at items or object off at a distance you are doing your eyes a significant workout that they desperately need.

# 5 Finger Eye Push Ups

To continue on with our last entry – a great way to get your eyes to see better and to improve them is by doing finger eye push-ups. Now, this doesn’t mean placing your finger in your eye but your eye’s vision.

By placing your finger in front of your eye and then away and back again you will strengthen the eye. This is because the eye is working to see an object in two different ranges.

Strength Your Eyes

Improving your eyes without surgery and an operation is possible. And if you consider these methods, you will “see” where we are coming from.

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Video Slot Games Are All The Rage



Online casino games have seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the years. Let’s be honest -gambling is the average man’s pastime event. Very easy, simple and if you’re lucky you can win out big on a few small dollars or coins.

For this reason slot games have become some of the most highly played and enduring online casino games for newbies as well as veterans.

So it is no wonder that video slot games like Bullion Bars slot online are some of the most popular online casino games. Not only do they provide a great deal of entrainment but the payouts are quite high for those who manage to get the jackpot prize money.

However what remains a hallmark feature of online casino games and slot games comes in the form of how easy they are to win.

That’s right!

Playing online casino games are much easier to win then had you visited a real-life casino. This is not to undermine real-life casinos – as they do offer their fun and entertainment.

But online casino games are geared to the player. The online casino must payout players, all players, for a majority of the time, and when we say a majority of the time we mean almost all of the time.

Many online slot casino games and other casino games require that the online casino have a payout rate as low as 95%.

As low as 95%!!!!

So the chances of winning are highly in favor of the players. Failure to pay out players and having the casino simply take in more income then should be taking in will have the online casino shut down.

For those interested in playing online video slot games then now is the best time to play in this very lucrative and highly entertaining entertainment medium.

Online slot games come in a variety of themes and can offer any player, old or new, an experience that will keep them coming back time and time again.

The experience that online slot games offer players are top-notch, and the notion that many layers can play these games anywhere, at home on their desktop or the bus on their mobile home is what makes these games so alluring.

With very little to pay to play these games and a massive amount that can be paid out on a small amount as well as for being entertained the online casino slot gems don’t look like they will slow down anytime soon.

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Three Reasons Pregnant Women Should Test Their Tap Water



Drinking plenty of fresh, clean water is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  It’s even more important to make sure your water is free of contaminants when you are pregnant.  Drinking enough water during pregnancy maintains amniotic fluid levels and helps carry nutrients to the baby.  However, if you are drinking contaminated water, the more you drink, the more the fetus is exposed to the harmful effects of those contaminants.

Water quality has been headline news lately after it was discovered that the public drinking water contained lead in Flint, Michigan.  If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, you may be wondering if it is safe to drink tap water while pregnant.  Here are three contaminants you should test for if you’re pregnant and drinking tap water.

  1. Lead

Lead poisoning is a serious concern during pregnancy.  Lead can be found in old water taps and outdated plumbing.  As water travels through and sits in these pipes, it can absorb lead.  If a pregnant woman drinks this water, her body then absorbs the lead which can be passed to the fetus.

While lead may not cause serious harm to a pregnant woman, the fetus can suffer lasting damage from even low levels of lead exposure. As the fetus grows, lead causes blood cells to become deformed, preventing them from functioning properly. Lead also damages the peripheral and central nervous systems causing learning disabilities as the child develops. Children affected by lead also tend to be shorter than other children and may have trouble with their hearing.

  1. Bacteria

Water naturally contains bacteria, but in excess amounts it can be harmful, especially to pregnant women.  E. coli is a type of bacteria that is occasionally found in the water.  This is the same bacteria that is known to cause food poisoning, and it has the same effects when it is in your water. It can cause stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever, all of which can put a developing fetus at risk.  Bacterial contamination can also be an indication of other contaminants such as protozoa and viruses which are linked to dysentery and hepatitis.

  1. Pesticides, Heavy Metals, and Chemicals

Lead poisoning and bacterial contamination are the most dangerous water contaminants for a pregnant woman and her baby, but there are other pollutants that are also concerning.  Both municipal water and well water can test positive for pesticides, heavy metals, and other chemicals.  While in low amounts, they may not be especially harmful to the pregnant mother, any exposure can pose a risk to the developing fetus.

Make Sure Your Tap Water is Safe

If you’re pregnant, the best way to make sure your drinking water is safe, is to test it.  Whether you are drinking tap water, city water, well water, bottled water, or even filtered water, all are at risk for common contaminants that can harm a fetus.  You can send water samples to a lab for complete analysis, but this can be costly, and it often takes weeks to get results. A faster and easier solution is a home testing kit.  Most kits will give you results in a matter of minutes.   If you’re pregnant, don’t take chances with the water you’re drinking, test your water today.

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