Harbour Views Whitby

There’s nothing quite like being near the sea is there? The sound of the waves, the fresh air and the views out onto the seemingly endless horizon – it’s all wonderful. The great thing about living in the UK is that being a relatively small island, you are never really that far from the …

Wicker Man Rollercoaster Alton Towers

Making memories I’ve been visiting Alton Towers theme park every year since 1984. Yes, I am that old. That first visit was so exciting. It was a coach trip organised by the company that my Dad worked for. The journey felt like it took an age but I guess it was something like 2.5 …

Do you remember that time we won an overnight stay in castle in Scotland? No, well you can remind yourself of that here. We’d flown in to Inverness airport, picked up a nippy Fiat 500L, which I had never heard of up until this point, and spent time exploring the Scottish Highlands. The first …

Earlier this year while scrolling through Instagram (yes, another one of those stories), I saw some beautiful photos from Provence, of some lavender fields in full bloom. Immediately it was another one of those ‘Yep, I need to go there’ moments. I toyed with the idea for a little while, I mean, you could …

There are many things that Wales is known for. The Snowdonia National Park, the Brecon Beacons, beautiful coastlines, castles, dragons and sheep to name but a few, but one thing I have discovered and had the chance to witness myself more recently are the impressive number of beautiful waterfalls scattered around the country. The …

Nestled in the mid-Wales countryside on the outskirts of Welshpool, Powis Castle & Gardens is another fabulous property in the National Trust’s portfolio. Powis Castle was originally built in the thirteenth century by a Welsh Prince named Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn (try pronouncing that if your not Welsh). One of the Prince’s descendants sold the castle …

If you are looking for a day out in Surrey, you need something to do with the kids to keep them amused, or just fancy some fresh air and a stroll outside you could do a lot worse than calling in to Birdworld on the outskirts of Farnborough. I’d never heard of Birdworld until …

Welford Park You may not be familiar with the name Welford Park, a privately owned country house and estate in Berkshire. Situated about five miles outside of Newbury, the current house dates back to approximately 1650 and is surrounded by 3,000 acres of parkland and woodland. The setting may be familiar if you are one of …

It’s been a little while since I took you on a tour of a National Trust property, so I am back to show you another one. This one is quite special. This one represents home. I was lucky enough to grow up in a small village in the Conwy Valley, North Wales. The view …

So, along with writing a travel photography blog comes the challenge of taking photos that I think people will enjoy. This year has taught me that there is a difference between quickly capturing a moment vs taking time to take a photograph which tells a story. Both options are fine, but there definitely needs …