10 things I have to do in Winter – Festive …

10 things I have to do in Winter – Festive travel linkup

London is simply built for winter sunshine, incipient precipitation and afternoons lazing by a pub fire and when it come to festivities, London celebrates Christmas wonderfully. December is encrusted with beautiful street light displays, pine bough covered store fronts, carollers echoing on train station platforms and the smell of mulled wine seductively wafting from open pub doors full of chatter. These are a few of my favourite winter things.. (2014 here) WARNING: Contains many jolly, festive and… View Post

Travel and a few of my favourite things – …

Travel and a few of my favourite things – November Travel Linkup

What is it about travel that empassions people? The spirit of wandering that powers part of our personalities, craving exploration, curiosity fulfillment and is always searching for something. It is the people the around us who inspire insatiable wanderlust? Is it a generation X YZ symptom of too much Hollywood? Do action heroes dashing off around the world give us the ideas that anything is possible with a little planning? In the oft misquoted words… View Post

Blogging; Behind the scenes habits and secret addictions – …

Blogging; Behind the scenes habits and secret addictions – October #travellinkup

Blogging, right, it can be a rather all-consuming hobby. This month for the travel linkup the topic is a dishy tell-all (or tell some) of behind the scenes habits and secret addictions all in the name of our hobby. A homily to our much joked about Blogger Addicts Anonymous group. I thought I’d let my boy have a chance to share his side of the story – lord knows his life is affected by it… View Post

Cambridge, and why it will always have such …

Cambridge, and why it will always have such a special place in my heart – travel linkup

When you’re an expat, surprise marriage proposals often can’t factor into the romance of a relationship – for us it was more of an ‘oh, hey, I know that you didn’t want any serious relationships whilst you were travelling, but we seemed to have ended up in one. Where should we go with it?’ type of discussion. It involves a lot of heart searching, quite monumental decision making and the knowledge that as much as… View Post

15 London secrets that the tourist crowds miss

15 London secrets that the tourist crowds miss

Exploring London secrets long-term is a fascinating window into the eccentricities of British history. Buildings that have survived more than 10 generations of human stories, streets that echo the rambling paths of underwater riverbanks, rolling acres of grassy parks and the delicious smells of a melting pot that is London cuisine. History books be damned, this city is alive with the most incredible tales. And what’s more, as lifers, we get a chance to discover… View Post