Top 10 Cool Facts About Honfleur, Normandy

Honfleur You Have My Heart On our recent road-trip from the UK to Portugal we made our first overnight stop at Honfleur, Normandy. It was the first place we visited and it was the most lasting memory I had at the end of our 3 week epic journey! Inspired by Clare’s photos over at Suitcases…

Lake Como’s Best Side

You may be forgiven for thinking I live in a dream world, where every town and country I visit shoots moonbeams from its ass and glitter and sequins line the roads we travel. My blog posts can be a little sickly sweet for some folk because I’m always completely gushing about our latest trip or…

Have a Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl For Everyone Back in the day, when giving croggies and playing kerbie had you exhausted by 8 o’clock, the ultimate wind-down session was a few chapters of the latest Roald Dahl book, in bed with a mam that collected accents for a hobby. The Twits had you thinking up tricks to play on…

Palma, Mallorca – A Unique City Guide : Hidden Gems And Best Bits

The first thing you notice when you arrive in Palma is La Seu, the city’s gigantic cathedral. It’s boxy contours and generous proportions have me thinking of Noah’s ark, just waiting by the edge of the ocean for a tsunami style flood, hoping to float away. But as Gaudi’s gothic masterpiece gazes out to sea,…

What To Do With Boys In Nottingham

Boys!! Keeping any child entertained through the Summer Holidays will always be a challenge but keeping a boy entertained is another level altogether. What is it with their restless souls and their endless desire to be doing something? There are only so many times you can get him to mow the lawn or send him…

The 5 Best Sunday Roasts In Nottingham

The Traditional Sunday Roast To the French we are the ‘Rosbifs’ (Roast Beef) because of our love of a good roast dinner – goodness knows why they take offence when we nick-name them ‘frogs’! And, for centuries it has been the UK’s national dish, since the days when folk would drop their joint of meat…

Summer Wardrobe 2017

No I haven’t taken leave of my senses and become a fashion blogger – I am so not cool enough for that! (And, don’t own enough hats or oversized spectacles) Besides, my taste is a little on the peculiar side and probably not one I should be encouraging. I blame my mother. She always let…

Nottingham Parks – Which One’s Are Worth Your Picnic?

Nottingham Parks – But Which One’s? Maybe you’re a tourist in Nottingham, wanting to find some green space? Or maybe you’re a local and just don’t venture beyond your immediate town that often? Whatever, it’s Summer and we should all be making the most of these patches of turf that this fine city has to…

Son of Steak, Nottingham

Jamie Oliver told me to go and get some flat iron steak from the butchers. He also said they might call it feather steak too. But, after leaving 3 boucherie’s empty handed I nearly had Joules on the phone to classify her husband as a liar (although she already knew that cos he never cooks naked)….

Family Friendly Mallorca

Best Mallorca Resorts For Families… I’m not the kind of person who wants to be trapped in a hotel, however nice, for a whole week, on a sun-lounger whilst the kids play in the pool or sea. And equally, I’d probably prefer a trip to Beirut over staying in a resort consisting solely of high…

Top 5 Coffee Spots In Nottingham

There’s the budding actress wielding a takeaway cup with a lip-stained rim and the baristas phone number on the sleeve. Then you have the suitcase-sipper who views every cup of coffee as a mini holiday : there with their morning paper, hogging the chair with the best view that they might as well have put…

Last Minute Dot Com – Does It Pay Off?

Last Minute Dot Com – Does It Pay Off? We knew 6 months ago we had a week free but wanted to experiment with the world of last minute holiday booking. We’ve never done it before but we were poised to see if waiting till the end would pay off financially. Are flights cheaper last…

The Brave Castellers Of Palma

We turned the corner into a little Spanish square only to be met by a wall of people. But, those behind us pressed forwards and before we knew it we had been sucked into a crowd of hundreds, packed tight and shuffling in a definite direction. The noise was a low hum, like something was about to…

A Weekend In Amsterdam

A Weekend In Amsterdam – Is It Worth It? Europe is a melting pot of cultures, a mishmash of cities with a thousand different stories behind them, and ultimately just a place where men can feel comfortable wearing culottes and have floppy hair. Amsterdam is no exception, although how they don’t get their flowing pantaloons caught…

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen!

Copenhagen – Wasn’t Expecting Much! Boarding the plane to Copenhagen I had little more aspirations than to maybe sample a few Danish Pastries and perhaps try the local delicacy of Smorresbord (also known as the open sandwich). But apart from that my expectations were low. I’d already redecorated our hallway after inspiration from scouring Airbnb…

Thassos, Greece… Ssshhh! It’s a secret!

Thassos??Where?? Thassos… The most Northerly Greek island there is, a little green gem tucked away in the Aegean, that nobody seems to have heard of and even fewer seem to have visited. It’s late May and the temperatures are perfect for our pasty British skins – an average of a kind and thoughtful 27 degrees…

Kids said “That was the best walk ever!” – LONDON

  Walking With Kids – What!?! Can it really be classed as a walk when it’s with the kids? When every five seconds you’re stopping to let them catch up because they’re dragging their feet, or you’re biting your tongue because they’re complaining their legs are aching and you’re not even out of the car…