Best Country Shows in Essex (2017): A Dog-Friendly Family Day Out

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As a dog owner, I’ve been introduced to the world of country shows as an option not only to enjoy a range of entertainment but some fantastic activities, food and drink!! I’ve become hooked and every year, I sit down in May and plan out which shows I could attend.  I pay particular attention to which traders and activities were … Read More

Best Country Shows in Essex (2016): A Dog-Friendly Family Day Out

Best country show Dog-Friendly Family Day Out

Looking for a dog-friendly family day out?     Over the last couple of years, as a dog owner, I’ve been introduced to the world of country shows as an option not only to enjoy a range of entertainment but some fantastic activities, food and drink!! I’ve become hooked and every year, I sit down in May and plan out … Read More

Behind The Scenes (BTS): Our new approach to customer experience

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Have you heard about the latest BAD customer experience example? It’s not been possible to open a social media feed today without seeing the saga unfold around Balgonie Castle and as at 9.22pm tonight, the facebook post initiated by Lauren Ann Hammond showing the social media comments that created such a storm had been shared 24.3k times! I won’t repeat … Read More

10 Facts about English Springer Spaniels and why I love them

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On 16th March 2014, I picked up a 8 week old English Springer Spaniel and my life changed.    This amazing four-legged ball of fur was soon named Millie and it was very easy to fall in love with her .  Whilst I’d grown up in a family who always had both cats and dogs, at just 8 weeks old, … Read More

5 reasons not to hire a Beach Hut from Millie’s Beach Huts

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  In my mid-twenties, I really started to get the “travel bug”, and over the years, I’ve travelled to Thailand, Malaysia, India, America, Italy…… the list goes on.   There was even a sailing trip or two in sunny climates, thanks to my amazing friend Sue for introducing me to boats (my love of the coast and beaches goes a long … Read More

Christmas Eve Beach Hut Hire: The Jones and Brown Family Day Out in Essex

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  Christmas can be hectic and when you start to make plans to spend time with family and friends, not everyone will immediately think of a trip to Walton-on-the-Naze to hire a beach hut.  But even if they did, they may not go so far as packing some beachwear including their shorts. This is however exactly what Ali did when … Read More

Behind the Scenes (BTS): Better Late than Never

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I woke up this morning with a one of those niggles, I knew if I couldn’t come up with a solution to a problem that had come up, I was going to have to push the official opening dates of the new beach huts for hire back. I was going to be LATE – queue feeling of dread. I’m a … Read More

Dog Friendly Holiday: A review of Lusty Glaze Beach Cottage

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Dog-Friendly, Beach Huts and a private beach for sunrises and sunsets:   Lusty Glaze offers it all. Having visited Cornwall for the first time earlier in the year with Millie, my beach obsessed English Springer Spaniel, I’d been itching to go back.   The standard of beaches and dog-friendly days out had me hooked… oh and they had some pretty … Read More

What is Canicross? 5 reasons to start running with your dog

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Thinking about trying Canicross (running with your dog)?  Since Millie came into my life around 2 years ago, I’ve found myself searching for dog-friendly days out, dog-friendly café’s, pubs and even holidays!   If you are anything like me, despite the fact that Millie is very well looked after and has great fun at Doggy Daycare midweek, I get that guilty … Read More