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,…

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…

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…

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…

Chester – The Perfect Mini Break

Chester Travel Guide Never before have I ever encountered so many computer geeks wearing Star Wars hoodies in one place! Before our trip I had visions of Chester being a glamorous city set to the back-drop of old Tudor homesteads and ladies with stationery faces that lunch in boutique eating establishments – perhaps I watch a…

Take An Alicante Food Tour

Alicante For years I associated Alicante as the gateway for all beer loving Brits to their beloved Benidorm – a concrete jungle of high rise hotels built in the decade architecture forgot. But after a two hour flight with orange pensioners and hen-partys it’s only 15 minutes before you’re stepping off a bus into a…

Shawnee & Hillbilly Hotdogs – USA Roadtrip Highlights

USA Roadtrip Highlights The kids in Kentucky were in some kinda frenzy! It was the first time Lexington had had snow for 20 years and they just didn’t know what to do with it! We’d not long since left Ohio on our road trip and up there had been a whole different ball game – they were…

Wild About Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire National Park “I could murder a beer!” Well, unfortunately, it was some bright sparks idea to walk through the Pembrokeshire National Park for five miles from our hotel to get to the nearest town, and we were still only half way there. The sun was starting to approach the surrounding hills, closing in with a…

Airbnb Guide – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!

The Airbnb Low Down Airbnb is our accommodation ‘go to’ when we book any holiday – there are some fantastic, and very quirky places on offer and it satiates my slight obsession with nosing around other people’s homes! But if you’ve never booked with them before what can you expect and how do you make…

Murano And Burano – Islands Of Venice

Islands Of Venice ? But Venice is an island!? you say. Actually, 117 individual islands linked by bridges, separated by canals. But over the lagoon, a short boat trip away, lies 2 other ‘islands’ which are worth your time and effort – I’m talking about Murano and Burano. (The number 12 Vaporetto from either Fondamente Nove…

South Queensferry – The Perfect Day-Trip From Edinburgh

South Queensferry Like all little sisters, who scratch your CD’s and steal your phone charger, South Queensferry pilfers tourists and day trippers from its elder sibling, Edinburgh, for a peek at its innards – there’s a lot to like about a place with a big red bridge. A short 20 minute train ride into Dalmeny Station drops you…