Stockbridge

The Greyhound on the Test Hotel, Hampshire

I’m constantly saying that I should do weekends away in the UK more often. It’s no secret that London has been driving me a bit nuts recently, so before heading off on my Big Trip, I spent a weekend in…

Cairngorms

A Long Weekend in Aberdeenshire, Pt 2

When I envisaged a long weekend in Aberdeenshire I could never have imagined how utterly blown away I would be by the scenery. After our fishing fun on the Friday, we hit the local pub quiz and were feeling a…

Cairnton

Learning How to Fly Fish in Scotland

Don’t worry, this isn’t spam and I haven’t been hacked. The heading of this post isn’t an SEO ruse to get traffic from fans of leisurely aquatic pursuits; I did in fact go fly fishing during my recent trip to…

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…

London

The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

For 18 months I lived close to the Tower of London, being lucky enough to have to walk past it every day to and from work. It is a beautiful building and one of the few major tourist attractions that…

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…

Ascot

An Afternoon at Ascot

I don’t do fascinators. My hair is basically a hat, so adding anything on top of that is a bit null and void as it just disappears underneath follicles. But at the heart of all races outfits is some headgear,…

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…


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