There are many times, whether through choice or circumstances, that we might find ourselves travelling solo writes Ruddington based Travel Counsellor Leia Morales. Prior to meeting my husband and having a family, I travelled around the world on my own. Along the way I joined various small groups to travel around with like minded people. Whatever your age or circumstances the new Facebook group ‘Notts Solo Travellers’ is the perfect place to meet other solo travellers. The first in person meeting of this group will be at ‘The Bottle Top’…Read More
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Record Sales Thanks to Ruddington Residents
Wow, what a start to 2023! writes Ruddington based Travel Counsellor Leia Morales. Travel Counsellors have achieved over £100 millions in sales last month, better than pre pandemic levels. I have had my best every month since become a self employed Travel Counsellor and that is all thanks to the amazing support of the people of Ruddington. January has always traditionally been the month to book holidays and for travel companies to break sales records so it is no surprise that we have achieved these targets. After 2 years of…Read More
Beat the January Blues; Book a Holiday!
Beat the ‘January blues’ by booking some winter sun or planning your summer escape writes Ruddington based Travel Counsellor Leia Morales. Before the pandemic January was always the busiest time of year for travel bookings and this year it looks set to return to that pattern. Lots of our suppliers have already released offers for your 2023 holidays. Virgin Atlantic have some amazing offers on their flights to the USA from £326 and the Caribbean from £436. Combining these flight deals with some of our amazing hotel offers and you…Read More
What’s Hot in Travel for 2023?
As we reach the end of 2022, I can honestly say this has been the best year for travel since 2019. We are at a point where you can book a holiday confident that you will get to travel. We know that we are going through a cost-of-living crisis which might affect your plans. Booking early gets you the lowest prices. Consider a payment plan so that you can pay a little each month towards your holiday. Some holidays such as cruises allow you to plan ahead to 2024 and…Read More
Leia Looks Back on 2022 Summer Holidays
What a whirlwind 2022 has been for travel writes Ruddington’s Leia Morales. Two and a half years after starting my business as a Travel Counsellor and the world of travel is back to normal (almost!). This summer saw my customers reaching all corners of the globe and enjoying exploring new countries or finally being able to visit family. By far the most popular destination for my customers has been the USA, with Orlando proving my top seller. I’ve had a family drive over 2000 miles around the west coast of America in…Read More
The Schoolgirl Losing Her Locks for Charity
Ruddington schoolgirl Lily-Jean Morales is cutting her luscious long hair for a good cause this Saturday (2nd April) whilst also raising funds to make her long brown locks into a wig for a child who has lost their hair to cancer or other medical conditions. Seven-year-old Lily-Jean was inspired to donate her own hair after learning about the charity Little Princess Trust, from her cousin. She reveals: “My cousin James had short hair before Coronavirus, and now it is quite long, but my hair was already longer. Last summer my…Read More
Market’s Easter Return
Saturday April 3rd sees the return of our much loved Ruddington Village Market on The Green. After a three month hiatus, the market is back on Easter Saturday with 40 essential traders selling food and drinks in line with current lockdown guidelines. If all goes to plan, non-essential traders will return the following month. Ruddington businesses such as The Frame Breakers, Ruddy Fine Gin, Britmask, Morton’s, Elms Farm, The Next Episode, The Ruddington Arms and Split Screen Coffee, will be joined by regular traders at the market from across the…Read More
Where Will YOU Go in 2021?
The kids are back to school and in the travel industry that traditionally means the start of a peak booking period. We all know that prices are higher during school holidays, and so it is best to book early or find yourself paying more for your Summer 2021 holiday. Of course, this year is different, and you may have some reservations about booking travel 11 months ahead with so much uncertainty about the opening and closing of travel corridors and changing travel advice. The good news is that Ruddington based…Read More
Enjoy a ‘Ruddy Good Staycation’ this Bank Holiday Weekend!
Following the success of VE Day and Father’s Day hampers, Ruddington businesses have united once again to bring residents a ‘Staycation Hamper’. Many of us have had our holiday plans cancelled or changed this summer, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy everything that is on our doorstep this bank holiday weekend. So, why not order your hamper and enjoy a ‘Ruddington Staycation’? The hamper has everything you need to enjoy a stay in our village this weekend. How about taking the vegetable quiche from Black Cat Café, the…Read More
Village Market on The Green Hailed a Huge Success
This weekend Ruddington Village Market returned after a four month physical absence, and it was a huge success – with organisers, traders and visitors doing an outstanding job of relaunching as a ‘socially distanced’ market in its new location on the village green. At 9am everyone was ready to go, and queues started forming at some of the most missed and hotly anticipated stands. Market regulars Split Screen Coffee, Beeston Brownies and Duke & Grey had orderly queues forming from early on, with small orange cones marking the 2 metre queuing…Read More