Portugal – 5 Experiences You Must Have

Portugal – My Shy Friend There’s a lot to love about a country that has a punk-rocker chicken as its National symbol. A land which rewards your Supermarket food shopping with the perfect 30cl cool beer just beyond the checkout. A nation whose Festa’s don’t begin till 11pm, and the local fire stations are run…

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…

Clumber Park – The Weird & The Wonderful

A tunnel of lofty Lime tree’s greet you as soldiers, and like a Lilliputian under the belly of a centipede we drove beneath the giant green canopy towards Clumber Park. The Clumber estate was once owned by the Dukes of Newcastle (think Civil War not Geordie Shore) and covers a vast 3,800 acres. You’d struggle…

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…

24 Hours in Oxford

A Weekend In Oxford Oxford – known as the ‘City of Spires’, a fact which I find utterly depressing! Imagining ornate protruding roof columns and a petit handful of photographic opportunities, I was mildly excited about our trip away, nurturing thoughts of having more fun in the 5 star hotel we were about to check…

Portugal – Best European Country Apparently.

Is Portugal The Best European Country? Portugal is a country of contrasts for me. Ranking no.1 this year on the Best European Country List, it is definitely full of beauty and opportunities for the tourist (I know-I’ve seen a fair bit of it!) but it always leaves me with a feeling of sadness and melancholy…

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…