Starting a cool wood project for the holidays?

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before but I love doing woodworking, especially during the holidays when I have more time on my hands. I’ve build a lot of furniture and other pieces for us around the house like coffee tables, chairs, head boards and much more. Recently I’ve started a few cool wood projects. Let me show you some pictures below.


Granted this woodworking project might not be as useful to our family as the previous ones but given the fact that I have more time on my hands and a lot of scrap wood and extra parts lying around I thought I would give it a shot. If you’ve ever build something with your hands you’ll know that feeling of accomplishment you get when you’ve finished a woodworking project and know that you’ve done a great job.

What’s great as well is that you can get other family members to help you with your projects. This can be a great way for dads to bond with their kids. Who knows maybe you and your son can come up with your own cool woodworking projects and post a few pictures online. For those of our readers that are into woodworking be sure to comment below and we can share some ideas, heck we can even share a few woodworking plans.

Before I end this post I found a great woodworking video that you might like. It’s full of cool woodworking ideas. This iPhone wood amplifier is a very simple concept and design but very cool to build and useful.

Luxury Self Catering Apartments

Luxury Self Catering Apartments

Award-Winning Blackpool Holiday Flats from the Burbage Holiday Group.

elizabeth-suiteLooking for self catering Blackpool? Our apartments are right in the heart of Blackpool’s Queen Promenade, the Burbage Holiday Group’s award-winning apartments are the epitome of luxury.

Owned and operated by Mick and Sheila – prominent members of the community – these self catering Blackpool apartments were the very first 4-start apartments in the city, as well as as offering the first 5-star wheelchair accessible apartments.

Each luxury unit is equipped with all the facilities of a beautiful and opulent home, renowned for their top quality, superior comfort, and flawless cleanliness.

The Location

The Burbage Holiday Group’s apartments consist of Queens Mansion and Burbage Lodge. Both are significantly located on Blackpool’s Queen Promenade, with magnificent sea views, and where local restaurants, cafes, and independent retail stores are in close walking proximity.

Red Bank Road is conveniently nearby, which is home to a good number of good quality cafes, ice cream shops, and plenty of top restaurants offering top notch cuisine offerings. Five of the local restaurants in close proximity to the apartments are among the top 20 restaurants in Blackpool, as rated by top travel site TripAdvisor.
For guests who wish to make their own dishes at their Blackpool home, a Sainsbury Supermarket is close by for all your needs. For food and drinks, the Madisson Cafe and Bar is a close 2-minute walk from the apartments, providing guests with quick food and beverage offerings.

And just outside the heart of Blackpool is a wide array of tourist attractions that individuals and families can enjoy during their stay. Among these attractions include the Blackpool Tower, the Grand Theatre, and Pleasure Beach.

For transportation needs, the Tram and Bus are right outside the apartments, with easy and accessible transport links to different parts of the city.

One of the highlights of staying at the Burbage Holiday Group’s self-catering luxury apartments is its location as the beginning of the famous Blackpool Illuminations, which is the UK’s most famous annual light show. For over 60 days during autumn season, guests get to enjoy “the greatest free light show on earth,” right from their own Blackpool homes.

The Apartments

The Burbage Lodge and Queens Mansion feature luxury facilities, offering excellent sea views and the sandy beach right on the doorsteps. All apartments are equipped with ample parking space, and offer easy access for guests with disabilities.

These stunning self-catering apartments have a first class reputation, with awards that include a TripAdvisor 2014 Winner for Certificate of Excellence and the Blackpool Tourism Awards 2009 for Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year.

Its luxury touches include LED TV in each unit, Egyptian cotton linen sheets, Aquavision TV, private balconies with breathtaking views of the sea and the community, and private gardens and provisions for BBQ on all 5-star apartments.

The Burbage Lodge was the first apartment complex to offer 4-star self catering accommodations, and Blackpool’s first ever 5-star apartment with wheelchair accessibility is also offered here. There is a total of 6 apartments, and all are rated with either 4 or 5 stars.

The Lodge’s Penthouse Suite is its highly recommended apartment, which is a 3-bedroom holiday flat with its own balcony, own entrance, and pet-friendly amenities.

The Queens Mansion consists of 12 4 to 5-star luxury apartments, each equipped with the most luxurious features in Blackpool. The Queens Suite – which is a 5-star Penthouse is its most luxurious unit, with its best features including 3 double bedrooms, a private balcony, and a Jacuzzi with a built-in LCD TV.

The Mansion features 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments, perfect for either romantic couples or entire families. Ten of the units have beautiful sea views, and 4 fully-featured Penthouse suites with 5-star surroundings.

The Owners

The Burbage Holiday Group is a labor of love from owners Mick and Sheila, who have spared no expense in providing Blackpool’s guests with the best quality self catering apartments that offer the ultimate comfort and luxurious lifestyle.

As champions of the success of Blackpool as a popular tourist destination, Mick and Sheila have worked tirelessly in the last few years to maintain the top quality and high standards of the Queen Mansion and Burbage Lodge, so you get to have a home away from home, done in the most luxurious and most enjoyable way possible.

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Travelling To Blackpool

Places to stay in Blackpool

blackpool-towerBlackpool is one the most popular seaside towns in the country. It’s famous for it’s award winning shows and lively nightlife. There are also some incredible tourist attractions too such as the Blackpool Tower and the Blackpool Pleasure beach as well as many more.

There’s so much to do in Blackpool that it’s no surprise there is a huge demand for accommodation. We have compiled a list of guest places to stay that will meet your demands.

Bed and Breakfasts

There are over 300 B&B’s in Blackpool so you’ll be spoilt for choice if you looking to save some money and get some personal service along the way. With rates starting at £15 per night a bed and breakfast may be the ideal spot for a cheap stay in Blackpool town centre.


If you’re looking for a place to rest your head for the night then a hotel might be a great option. There are many hotels in Blackpool, most of them are overlooking the beautiful coastal line. There are budget hotels if you’re strapped for cash or if you’re after some luxury service you can choose to stay at one our 5 star hotels.

Guest Houses

There are many guest houses around Blackpool. These are perfect if you just want cheap place to with few facilities. Guest houses usually provide very little service other than a place to rest your head.

Holiday Flats and apartments

If you are planning a family trip to Blackpool then have a look at renting your own apartment or holiday flat. They are usually more spacious than a hotel room or BnB and they are more private.

With all the extra room with a Holiday apartment one these can cost up to £800 per week in Blackpool.

Where ever you decide to stay we’re sure you’ll enjoy yourselves. Please visit our website for more information