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.

UK Restaurant Hotspots 2021 – How well do you score? | …

UK Restaurant Hotspots 2021 – How well do you score? | AD

I was so intrigued to read this recent list of UK restaurant hotspots 2021 – it features a collection of really interesting foodie cities, a few of which I’ve been lucky enough to visit already. The rest, they’ve moved straight up my ‘to visit’ list. Disclosure: this post was comissioned by CIA Landlord Insurance who have researched which cities have the top restaurant hotspots. Interestingly, they found that the UK’s restaurant hotspot is not London, as many would… View Post

A Post-Lockdown Reverse London Bucket List

A Post-Lockdown Reverse London Bucket List

Because I’m really cool (not, we all know this) I’ve decided to turn our Travel Linkup topic of a travel bucket-list upside down – handle to the ground if you will – and linger a little on some of the lovely, lovely moments I’ve been pining for. A Post-Lockdown Reverse London Bucket List if you will/need a grandly titled collection. All this time we’ve been stuck at home, with seemingly unending cold dreary days of… View Post

[Almost] Visiting Arundel Castle

[Almost] Visiting Arundel Castle

I love castles. There’s something so magical about those majestic crenellations, the layers of history imbuing every stone and even the impractical draughty winding turrets (not to mention those gift schrubberies demanded by maraudering Knights*.) Sorry, I digress. Castles, yes, castles, this is a tale of how we spent an afternoon almost visiting Arundel Castle. There’s an old adage about treasuring the journey as well as the destination, and it was so true when we… View Post