Asa has worked exclusively in the Tourism and Leisure Sector since graduating from University with a degree in Leisure and Tourism Management in the Mid 1990’s,he has held positions in both the Public and Private Sector working at a Senior management level in Tourism Strategy, Marketing and Development as well as Sports, Events, Arts and Heritage. He has also worked at Attractions, Leisure Centres, Golf Clubs, Ice Rinks, Outdoor Pursuits Centres and Holiday Parks, as well as front of house roles in the food and drink sector, whilst studying.
He has spoken at National and Regional Conferences and been a representative on National Tourism Committees.
Asa now works as an Independent Tourism and Leisure Consultant with a specialism in Destination Management.
He has been Chairman of the local Rugby Club since 2005, and still enjoys playing, although recently retired from 1st Team Rugby. Asa enjoys anything outdoors usually with the children and of course holiday and days out
Mandi holds a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies and has held a number of roles working with children including Pre-Schools, Holiday Schemes, Creches and as a Professional Nanny. She works part-time as a breastfeeding practitioner, supporting new mums antenatally and postnatally.
She has been an active blogger since 2011, at Hex Mum Plus 1
Mandi enjoys spending time with the children. She is an avid reader and enjoys gardening when she has the time. Mandi enjoys holidays, and is often seeking the rare occurence of peace and quite, which is often elusive with seven children and a Husband that won’t sit still.
We are a big family (Xene 17, Lochlan 15, Neva 12, Kaide 10, Eowyn 7, Tyrus 4 and Viggo 2) and we have always said to the children we are going on a little adventure, hence where the name originates, this has been mostly in the UK over the last fourteen
years, with the occasional overseas trip. Our Days out are always child orientated and our Holidays are a mix of Self Catering Cottages, Caravans, Apartments and Occasional Camping, we found we really outgrew most hotels when we had our 5th Child.