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…

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

A Unique City Guide Of Palma – Mallorca 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…

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…

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 was expecting this little weekend break away to be…

Kids Said “That Was The Best Walk Ever!” – LONDON

 A Walk For Kids In 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…

Chester – The Perfect Mini Break

A Chester Travel Guide Never before have I ever encountered so many computer geeks wearing Star Wars hoodies in one place! Before our weekend 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…

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 In A Nutshell “I could murder a beer!” Walking through the Pembrokeshire National Park several miles from our hotel, we were enroute to the nearest town. Still only half way there with the sun collapsing on the surrounding hills a cold beer would have gone down very well accompanied by this awesome scene. Thirsty,…

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

Venice Has Islands? 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 or…

Neighbourhoods Of Venice – A Guide To All Six Districts

Venice – The Floating City Venice became a thing when Attila the Hun’s crew scared the living daylights out of mainland Italians with their curly beards and funny pony-tail hats (I get all my History facts from Night At The Museum 1 & 2 [Number 3 went a little off topic I feel]) Land dwellers…

Turtle Bay, Nottingham. A Caribbean Nosh-Up!

Turtle Bay – Nottingham With their one allotted suitcase many Caribbean’s left the warm shores of their home islands and followed an advert across the Ocean to Nottingham. It promised work in post-war Britain, hospitals for the women and coal-mining for the men. But whatever the skills they brought with them, none compare to the…

The Zetter, London – Hotel Review

It’s hard to imagine a time when Clerkenwell smelled of anything other than fine hand-soaps and artisan coffee but the East End of London in bygone days was nothing but a warren of dirt and industry. Like a student bedsit, the cigarette factories, printing trades and overcrowded employee housing created a melting pot that would…

The Complete Guide – What To See, Eat and Do With Kids In Copenhagen

Weekend Break Appeal Back in March of this year we took our shoes off and kicked back in Denmark’s embracing capital city, Copenhagen. There is a word that the Danish bat about, hygge, that sounds a little like the English word ‘hug’, which I find quite appropriate since the meaning of hygge is said to…