St Cyrus

A Long Weekend in Aberdeenshire, Pt 1

I’ve spoken before about how you don’t have to go very far to see beautiful parts of the world. The stunning fjords of Norway are only a two hour flight away and my road trip around Ireland introduced me to…

Liverpool

A Weekend in Liverpool: Part 2

Our weekend in Liverpool had been choc-a-bloc full of food and shopping and neon Christmas trees; on our last day we felt like we should take in a bit of culture. Our Travelodge looked over the Albert Dock – home…

Liverpool

A Weekend in Liverpool: Part 1

  I’m no stranger to the north-west of the UK, but I’ll admit that that’s basically been limited to the Greater Manchester area. I went to Liverpool once, four years ago, but it was summer and it was hot and…

Clevedon

A Night at Clevedon Hall, Somerset

It’s very rare that I’ll do a weekend trip away in the UK. I’m all for a full blown staycation; a week in Cornwall or the Lake District, but one night away has always seemed like too much of an…

Portmeirion

Visiting Magical Portmeirion

  After a day of speeding down zip lines and screaming myself hoarse on underground trampolines, we’d arranged something a bit calmer for our friend’s hen do, and drove down to the self-enclosed picturesque town of Portmeirion. Stepping into Portmeirion…

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Ziplining and Underground Trampolining in Wales

Recently, I became part of a crack duo of hen party organisers extraordinaire. I’ve never thrown a hen party before, and this one was not just important because it was for one of my best friends, but because she lives…

Sennen Cove

Exploring Cornwall

      It only takes seven hours to fly to Abu Dhabi, a mere 3399 miles away. Thanks to the glory of modern rail, it takes almost the same amount of time to get from London to Cornwall on…

Ambleside

Explore: Lake District

I’m back from a holiday in the beautiful Lake District, back to reality and wishing I was still lounging in the sun in the middle of the countryside. I’ve been there a number of times and although it’s always been…


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