Luxury Hotels in Manchester | King Street Townhouse

Luxury Hotels in Manchester | King Street Townhouse

No word of a lie, of all the luxury hotels in Manchester, I’ve been looking for an excuse to book a stay in the King Street Townhouse for years. Finally, our Liverpool and Manchester joint staycation gave me that very excuse to book a stay there. There’s lots to do in Manchester, but we just relaxed.

72 Hours in Liverpool | All You Need Is Love (…

72 Hours in Liverpool | All You Need Is Love (and this Staycation Guide)

We’ve always meant to explore Liverpool, but with the sunny climes of Europe beckoning we kept pushing it unfairly down the list. Our 72 hours in Liverpool were a whirlwind of mischief, music, cocktails and naps. Yep. Naps.  Oh, Darling! It was a proper awesome city staycation – there’s Something in the water. It’s a city where we had a very vague idea of what we wanted to do, but nothing set in concrete. The… View Post

9 Day Trips from London worth pulling a Sickie …

9 Day Trips from London worth pulling a Sickie for

We’ve been promised a week or two of unseasonably delicious weather so have been thinking back to a few of my favourite day trips from London worth pulling a sickie for. We’re talking lovely beaches, ancient history and lovely rambles in nature, soaking up all of that sunshine. Sure, the classics are pretty amazing; Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, The Cotswolds & Stonehenge/Salisbury, Brighton, York… I could blather on. The key to any good day trip… View Post

Things To Do In Felixstowe [spoiler: walk, relax & …

Things To Do In Felixstowe [spoiler: walk, relax & eat ice cream]

We played holiday roulette this summer – with travel still limited to the UK, booking somewhere to stay has been competitive to say the least. In the title of this blog post I promised to share all the things to do in Felixstowe, but honestly the most important for my friend and I was switching off our busy brains and revel in the sound of the ocean. (All those negative ions; I’ll explain shortly.) When… View Post

How to Stay Cool During a British Heatwave

How to Stay Cool During a British Heatwave

Let’s get two things straight: a British heatwave is horrible. the buildings here are built to keep people warm rather than breathing, and yes, yes, you are always very cool. But. Knowing how to stay cool during a British heatwave is an expat survival level that you hit once you’ve been here for a few years.    It’s a secret expat level masked by all those jokes about incessant rain.