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Hi, I'm Nicola - welcome to a blog about family travel around the world, without leaving the UK.
I love travel adventures, but to save cash and keep my family's carbon footprint lower, I dreamt up a unique stay-at-home travel experience. So far I've visited 110 countries... without leaving the UK. Join me exploring the next 86! Or have a look at the "countries" you can discover within the UK by scrolling the labels (below right). Here's to happy travel from our doorsteps. See www.nicolabaird.com for info about the seven books I've written, a link to my other blog on thrifty, creative childcare (homemadekids.wordpress.com) or to contact me.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Bag ladies

Nicola, Pete, Lola and Nell want to travel the world with a difference. We hope to get a taste of many countries without adding to climate change (with needless emissions from aeroplanes) or having to waste hours of holiday time in airport terminals. We hope our adventures inspire you to take a Grand Tour of your neighbourhood whatever the weather. This post is from Nicola

At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park http://www.ysp.co.uk/ I bought sewing kits for the girls – a very clever concept which gave us about two hours of embroidered pleasures and, until they are lost, I hope months of swanning around with a very cute horse handbag for Lola and Nell.

The kit wasn’t cheap at #13.95 but I think it would make a brilliant present, made or unmade, for anyone creative but in a creation rut. See the selection at http://www.sparrowkids.co.uk/.

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