Weight: 95.1 kgs

“I have none of the usual inducements of women to marry. Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing! but I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall. And, without love, I am sure I should be a fool to change such a situation as mine. Fortune I do not want; employment I do not want; consequence I do not want.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 45, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

Up we go again…I’ve basically being in a bit of a funk this week and have eaten my body weight in food…note to self: turn a new leaf on Monday.

Shake Your Booty

I was really good this week with exercise; I’ve walked on my treadmill to Greece and back…did a bit of yoga and today I walked into town rather than taking my car…cars do tend to make you rather lazy and also walking into town meant that I bought a lot less stuff as well…note to self: walking into town going forward is going to save you pennies.

What I’m Up Too…

After feeling rather fabulous last week, I was prepared for a dip…Monday I felt wonderful…I put my big girls knickers on and drove myself to my hospital appointment in London…felt okay after the appointment…chatted to G and folks about said appointment…then suddenly everything clicked inside my head late Monday evening.

Something that they removed during my colonoscopy in August contained cancer cells; everything was contained and it was all removed during the colonoscopy as it wasn’t at the tumour stage, no further treatment is required.  I was lucky due to my regular screenings and the team that looks after my colon care are the best at preventing and treating colon cancer in the UK…something that I need to always remember so I don’t get into this funk again.

Tuesday I was pretty much an emotional mess…I was the idiot sitting at my desk in tears trying to reconcile shit…by Wednesday I had pulled myself together but still felt down in the proverbial dumps.  Have started to feel a bit more perky but nothing compared to last week…a shock to the system takes a bit to recover from and even though I was prepared that I’m more likely to have colon cancer than the average Joe Blogs, when you realise your body is producing cancer cells it does knock you for six.

So do you have any tips on how to get out of a funk?!?

I didn’t fancy writing a blog post this week as my heart just wasn’t in it.

So moving on from the shitty C word…today I’ve actually just continued with my huge autumn clear out and clean up.  I read in the Good House Keeping Magazine that you should do a huge Autumn clean rather than a Spring clean due to spending a number of months hibernating inside your home.

I’m going to make gluten free mince pies tomorrow…well I’m going to give them a go anyway.  I found some cranberry mince meat in Waitrose last weekend so am ready to eat my body weight in mince pies in November.

I had my hair cut on Thursday night and it’s short, short, short…I’ve had so many men tell me how much they love my hair over the past two days including the butcher this morning…and they say men never notice things!

G and I are planning our New Zealand escape…Daddy gave me some good suggestions last night which I think are a total goer.

Is anyone else loving all the Christmas adverts that are now on the telly?  Absolutely loving them…and even New Zealand is creating some corkers this year.  Check out the Farmers ad.

Thank you to my proof reader that sent me through certain changes to this post – do I get a gold star now?

Anyway enough of my babbling; I hope everyone is having a lovely wekeend!

xx

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Weight: 93.8 kgs

“Do not defer it. What is right to be done cannot be done too soon” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 44, 2017

^^An English swimming pool!

My Life Goal, ze Weight

Yay…come back down again…I love hormonal weight gains!

Shake Your Booty

I managed to do a few stints on my treadmill during the week when time allowed but am more determined to do more this coming week.

What I’m Up Too…

So I spent the week working…and had a really productive week which was awesome.  For the first time in what feels like years, I actually felt great for the whole week…I just felt so much like my old self from 10 years ago!

I’ve spent the whole weekend at home bar a trip to Waitrose to do the groceries this morning and now have two very full bins out the front (I’ve cleaned and just sorted a lot of things)…I even sorted out my paperwork…hence I had a real Enron afternoon shredding old paperwork.

I did find some time to read a few travel magazines and I spotted a book for Sara…Veggie Hotels…a book for vegetarian and vegan travellers…how cool right?  And they even have a great website.

We booked our tickets to New Zealand for Easter…Business Class on Qatar for £1300…a steal but we have to fly out of Stockholm which isn’t a problem so will pick up some cheap flights in the next British Airways sale.  We have quite long lay overs in Doha so think we may grab a hotel for a rest…any recommendations or places to spend the day in Doha…Banana Island Resort looked quite good and you can get a day pass so am currently pondering.

Anyway enough of my babbling; Happy Weekend folks!

xx

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When my family where over visiting England, I wanted to show them a variety of different sites from the visiting the Potteries in Staffordshire, to National Trust properties, the natural beauty of England and dare I say it…a visit to Lakeland (the highlight for mum and Lisa!).  Our first National Trust Property was Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire and unfortunately we only had 30 minutes to whizz through the property but I’m determined to visit again one day for a proper snoop as it’s fabulous!

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

I feel like I’m jumping around countries on this blog, giving you all international travel whiplash in the process however I have so many photos and I just want to post some of the shorter posts while work commitments are a bit hectic.

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

Now you know I love a wobbly drunk building and the National Trust have a few properties in their care that fit this bill nicely including this black and white beauty…

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…which looks beautiful during autumn and I’m guessing all year round…Lisa pointed out a calendar where Little Moreton Hall is covered in a blanket of snow.

The volunteers all dress up in costume <squint and you’ll be able to spot a lady in costume…squint I said…keep squinting till you see her>…

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…there is a moat which we took a few photos in front of…it would be rude not too…

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…I love this photo of Lisa below (my little sister)…all those dancing lessons paid off…Lisa is rather girly in her style…flowers, tulle, ribbons, lace, glitter…anything from Alannah Hill

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…while I’m more of a tom boy with a slight addiction to stripes, jazz hands and pretty loud trousers!

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

^^And realising that short hair on a windy day just isn’t fun…fur ball anyone!

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

Now if you’re wondering why mum and dad aren’t popping up in this post…well Dad was feeling unwell and not to photogenic…and mum…wellllll…let’s just say there was a hair catastrophe of epic proportions earlier in the day where we were all barred from taking photos of mum…basically we were dead meat and if you know mum, if the hair isn’t good then you don’t come a knockin’ or in this case…no bloody photos allowed.

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

^^Since I wasn’t allowed to take a photo of mum…here’s one of her beautiful photos!

We popped inside quickly however didn’t have time to go upstairs to have a proper good nosey…

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…but just look at those walls and the detailing…

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…the fire place wasn’t roaring…

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…but Lisa was toasty warm…

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…NOT!  You gotta love an English summer…where Auckland is warmer in winter than Bedford in summer (we have temperature competitions to see who is the coldest!).

The cafe was closed so we thought we might be able to rustle up a scone and cuppa inside the house…

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

…the cupboards were bare!  We did see the witch markings which I learnt about after watching the National Trust program recently on tv…so it was great to finally see one in real life…England has turned me into a right old history geek and I love it!

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

Little Moreton Hall is a truly gorgeous example of a moated half timbered Manor House and is only around 500 years young *coughs, older than New Zealand*.

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

^^Just imagine what stories these folks could tell about the properties former guests…I’m pretty sure there was some smooching in the past that wasn’t allowed!

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

I will be honest and say that I fell out of love with the National Trust a few years back but with a car and making time to venture around the English countryside a lot more these days…there is truly some amazing National Trust properties that just need to be visited and Little Moreton Hall is one of them!

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

Travel Tips for visiting Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

  • You can read more about the Little Moreton Hall on the National Trust website here.
  • Get there way before closing time so you can explore the interiors and the gardens…and enjoy a cuppa and a scone in the cafe.
  • Some of the volunteers are dressed up so make sure your hair is done for a photo or two…if allowed of course
  • I would highly recommend a National Trust membership or if you’re coming across on holiday to the UK then pick up the National Trust Touring Pass which is excellent value of money if you plan to visit a few properties – this is only for overseas visitors.
  • There is a car park and it’s short walk to the property through the gift shop.
  • The address for Little Moreton Hall is Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4SD – there is a slight bend to the road by the entrance so be careful when turning.

England Travel Inspiration - A Whistle Stop Tour of the National Trust Property Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. If you love wobbly drunk buildings then this beautiful Tudor Manor House is going to tick all the boxes. Click the photo to see more photos and to read my travel tips.

xx

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Weight: Unknown as away on the weekend

“Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give.” – Jane Austen, Emma

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 43, 2017

My Life Goal, ze Weight

Yeah…I didn’t weigh myself as I was away in Scotland over the weekend and then promptly forgot to weigh myself this morning…or maybe I felt like I was going to have a fat day and decided to stay away from the scales…that may be the real reason.

Shake Your Booty

I actually did exercise…a lot…and I felt really really good!  Tonight I have cleaned which I class as exercise…when actually I would just prefer to be eating extra fries…it’s a tough life.

What I’m Up Too…

So I popped up to Scotland to see Maggie over the weekend and ticked off eating a scone at Scone Palace from my bucket list…it’s not where scones were invented but I felt I had to eat a scone in Scone otherwise I could never say that I had visited Scone.

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 43, 2017

Maggie and I then just went for a tiki tour around Fife which is a beautiful area to explore if you are ever in Scotland.

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 43, 2017

^^Autumn time at St Andrews, Scotland

Kelly Michelle's Diary Week 43, 2017

^^The Jazz Hands made an appearance in Dundee where we stopped on our way to Fife.

On my flight up to Edinburgh we had to wait for an hour as our pilot was late coming from Gatwick to Luton Airport…seriously Easyjet, not good enough…and we weren’t the only plane missing a pilot.  But I can’t complain as I was sitting next to a lovely guy from Brazil…we chatted the whole way up to Edinburgh…as well as inheriting every genetic disease possible from my mummy, I’ve also inherited mum’s cougar skills!

Now it’s back to work and trying to get sorted for our next long weekend away in a few weeks time and seeing my lovely friend Amy and her boys before they head down to South Africa to live…and then I worked out it’s actually not far until Christmas…so need to think about pulling down the Christmas tree.

Anyway enough of my babbling; I hope everyone is having a great start to the week.

xx

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Poland is a country I love and you might be surprised to learn that I’ve even met the President…all by accident of course but never the less it happened!  Now you also know I love castle hunting…well I’m going to add Dwarf Hunting to my cv…it will be a talking point in interviews.  The Dwarfs in Wroclaw have become a tourist attraction but there is a rather interesting tale about them.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Dwarfs or Gnomes, these cute little buggers are dotted all around the city and are adored by everyone who encounters them…young and old.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

There is something lovely when you see locals giving the random old dwarf a stroke as they go about their daily lives.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

^^Giving my cute little criminal a rub on the shoe in the old Wroclaw jail…the building is older than New Zealand.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Now if you are going to go Dwarf Hunting then you can pick up a Dwarf map that lists a large number of these cute little buggers for a few zloty from the Wroclaw Tourist Office…or just go walking and you will find them dotted all around the city going about their business…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…some sleeping outside of a hotel…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…the happy traveller called Arcik…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…chowing down on an ice cream or two in front of an ice cream parlour…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…Mr Money Bags…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…the rock star…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…the water bearer…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…a working from home dwarf…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…the book worms…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…making grub…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…delivering grub…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…stopping for a cup of tea…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…making some music…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

… or just hanging from lamp posts…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…they are everywhere so make sure you look down and up!

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

The dwarves are matched up to local businesses or historic buildings in the old town so this shoefie was taken with my wasted little dwarf in front of Pizza Hut…I’m the person that undoes my trousers to let it all hang out after a huge dinner like this little fella…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…to these smooching dwarfs which you can find in front of the registry office…we may have used our ninja like skills to avoid getting in some wedding photos while taking a photo or ten of these smoochers!  See the rice!

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Now if you thought I had Dwarf spammed you already…just you wait…here we go…Dwarf Porn…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…you know you love it!  I have a huge amount of dwarf photos that I haven’t shared in this post…I’ll save you from RSI.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

This guy is the original Wroclaw dwarf and as you can see…they’ve changed!  He is sporting the face of an IBS sufferer with trapped wind.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

If you’re looking for a city break destination for families then Wroclaw will certainly tick a number of boxes…the dwarfs, the numerous amount of parks and playgrounds to just the right amount of culture vulture activity that you don’t feel like you’ve missed out.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

A dwarf was the symbol of the Orange Alternative Movement; during the communist years the military would paint over any anti-establishment graffiti or public art and soon after a pesky little dwarf would appear over the military paint job.  The Dwarfs and the Orange Alternative Movement gained popularity due to their peaceful protests over the government’s censorship of free speech in Poland and soon became an icon of Wroclaw in the 1980’s.

After the fall of communism in Poland the dwarfs became the symbol of Wroclaw.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Apparently there are officially 165 dwarves and counting in Wroclaw however unofficially these dwarfs are randy little buggers and there could be up to 400 of them dotted around the city.

Now we take Dwarf Hunting seriously in our family…armed with a map we captured as many as we could on our cameras…Lisa could sniff out a dwarf or ten…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…and we didn’t let the rain stop us one bit…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…Mum and I may have elbowed each other out of the way a few times for a photo or two.

We’re firm believers that travel should be fun and we aren’t afraid to get down low for a photo…

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

…even when a large tour group walks by…if we can make a stranger or two smile then it’s all worth it and I think Mum and I make awesome dwarfs!

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

Wroclaw was my favourite spot on our Polish Road trip and if you’re looking for a cheap city break weekend then I would highly recommend Wroclaw as a destination…fly in on a Friday night and fly out again on Sunday which will give you plenty of time to explore Wroclaw.

Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

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Poland Travel Inspiration - Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw. One of our favourite things to do in Wroclaw was to hunt out the dwarfs / gnomes which are dotted around the old town and further afield. Buy a map at the tourist office or download from the web (link in the blog post). I loved Wroclaw and it is one of Europe's lesser know city break destinations. Click to see more photos.

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