Five Reasons To Visit Nottingham

The Trouble With Nottingham… With a new Robin Hood film about to be released, Nottingham is again inching into the limelight. I say inching because like a shy 5 year old in their first school play, it’s a bit unsure of itself in the eyes of a larger, scrutinizing audience : for years, the locals…

Dungeness – The UK’s Only Desert.

A Dungeness Travel Guide Not your average desert… Did you know Antarctica is a desert? The largest in the world in fact. Apparently being hot and full of sand no longer stands you in good stead to make the desert awards short-list, all you need to qualify these days is less than 25 cm’s of…

Top 5 Coolest Areas Worth Exploring In London

London is full of personality and tourists come in their droves every year to absorb a bit of it. This is the capital city of a nation that has been great for centuries and top attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Covent Garden all contribute a little to the historical picture of…

Has The Cotswolds Made Your Bucket List!

Have The Cotswolds Made It On To Your Bucket List Yet? The Cotswolds is an area of Britain regularly visited by day trippers from London or foreign tourists in the UK wanting to experience a bit of Olde Worlde England. It’s what is known as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and if visitors…

Lake Como’s Best Side – A 2 Day Guide

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nottingham – A Family Mini-Break

Nottingham For A Mini – Break? Parking itself right in the middle of the country, Nottingham definitely gets 10/10 for location – only 2 hours from London or Manchester, a mere 3 from Newcastle or Bristol, what’s your excuse not to make a trip? Recently awarded a UNESCO city of Literature and named by The…

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…