A damp and cobbled street in Vieux Lille

One final trip of the year As autumn was kicking in a couple of months ago, I started to do that usual thing where  you check your remaining leave days at work and wonder how you can squeeze in an extra little break. It turns out that I had a few days left to …

Bath Christmas Market stalls in front of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist

I love a good Christmas Market. My first visit of the year makes me feel like the festive season has truly kicked off, although I do have a general rule that it should not be until at least the first of December. I threw caution to the wind this year though and broke those …

A collection of pastel coloured buildings ta Portmeirion Village

Earlier this year we took a little road trip around some of the finer parts of North Wales. If you are a regular reader, you may be aware that I originate from that part of the world and am always looking for a reason to share some of the local delights with you. This …

Sheffield Park and Garden Ten Foot Pond refelections

Autumn Colours It’s that time of year when the British landscape turns a gorgeous shade of red, orange and brown as Autumn (or Fall if your from America) properly kicks in. I have to admit that I do adore a warm summer’s day but the colours of autumn create some beautiful scenery around us. …

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 …

We all love a good road trip don’t we? It’s a great way to travel,  to see a number of different places in one trip, building your own itinerary and taking everything at your own pace. A country as vast and varied as the USA is made for road trips, and no more so …

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 …

A beautiful stretch of coastline The stunning and rugged coastline of Wales is well documented in the photography world and no more so than Llanddwyn Island on the coastline of Anglesey – one of the most beautiful spots in Wales that I have had the pleasure of visiting. Being from North Wales, I have …

Planning a Caribbean trip, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For the majority, I would guess that it’s beautiful white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, cocktails and palm trees. Is that you? Well, it’s definitely me, I can promise you that. So once upon a time, my other half suggested that we go …