A Short Break in Edinburgh (A Summertime Throwback)

We left York shortly before nine (0855 to be precise) and began the next part of our trip up country. The route took us via Darlington, Newcastle and Berwick on Tweed to Edinburgh and took two… Continue reading

Take Me to the Seaside: A Sunday in Brighton

Whilst most people were cosied up, snug in their beds on a cold Sunday November morning, I was sat at Southampton Central railway station waiting for the 0830 train to Brighton. It had been… Continue reading

York (A Summertime Throwback)

During these cold, grey and wintery days it’s always nice to reminisce on the days of Summer, when the days were brighter, more colourful and considerably warmer! During August my family and I set off… Continue reading

My Top 10 Cafes in Düsseldorf

The other day, I was in town with some friends. It was approaching four o’clock and we were all feeling a bit peckish so we agreed on finding a little cafe where we could sit… Continue reading

A Weekend in Birmingham Part 2: Football and Fascinating Flowers

We started the day with a leisurely breakfast and once we were fully contented we slowly made our way to the bus stop, to catch the bus to the Botanical Gardens. The journey took… Continue reading

A Weekend in Birmingham: Part 1

After an early start and eventful train journey, we were all pleased when the train pulled in to Birmingham New Street and we were able to get some fresh air and stretch our legs. It… Continue reading

Remember, Remember!

In England the 5th November has special importance. It marks the anniversary of the Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder plot, by which he planned to assassinate the king, King James I. James was a Protestant… Continue reading

A Sunday on the Isle of Wight

Waking up early on a Sunday morning I had a pleasant surprise when I opened my curtains to a bright sky and a clear view over Southampton. This does not happen often and its… Continue reading

Let’s go to London!

Come rain or shine, summer or winter, there is always something going on in London. Living not all that far from the capital means that it is pretty easy for me to pop… Continue reading

Cruising around the Cotswolds

Having a visitor from abroad is a good excuse for lots of day trips and exploring. It is easy to forget that your own country also offers some of the same adventures as… Continue reading

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