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…

The Portugal Bucket-List Unlike Any Other!

Portugal – My Shy Friend This year we had the opportunity to show off our corner of Portugal to good friends who’d never visited the country before. We have been visiting Portugal for a number of years and over time we have come to learn about Portugal’s highlights : things that are unique to this…

I’ve Received A Liebster Award! 

My First Award! I recently received my first blogging award – a Liebster. A what? To receive one you have to be awesome and able to create literary masterpieces whilst shooting sparkly moonbeams out of your ass. Actually, as much as I could possibly achieve the above maybe on a good day and after a…

Mallorca – The Dogs Balearics!

Mallorca There’s something so comforting about islands – like a good slipper. And, as we fly in to land and can see this sea-locked green jewel beneath us, I feel like I just gave out the longest breath of relief after the month from hell, for my March was ghastly! An hour later, whence parked…

Family Times In Edinburgh And Beyond

Sundried Haggis & A Tartan Tan I’m pretty sure that if you visited the Scottish Tourism Website you’d be hard pushed to find the recommendation to visit their country in February, after all, even a summer holiday requires hats and scarves. However, this is our third trip to visit family in Edinburgh in the February…

St Andrews & The East Neuk

Sunset Skies and Scottish Pies… Two weeks of no school – time to reunite the kids with family. We love living in Nottingham; the right mix of culture and entertainment combined with a life we’ve grown together which feels good. But, there is no replacement for family and ours are both too far North to…

Ohio Fun And Roadtrip Photo Diary

We recently took a trip to the States to see some good pals, Glenn and Rachel and their 2 little cherubic sons Finlay and Oran, in Ohio. So I’d like to share our holiday highlights and some photo’s from our week of American indulgence. I just have to start with the weather! I mean, we…