Glastonbury: Not what I was expecting!!

Admittedly, until this trip I only ever had visions of mud, fields, wellies and music festivals whenever I thought of Glastonbury. I came away with a completely different picture. The most striking thing about the town was that almost every shop was some sort of spiritual type, there were shops selling crystal balls and other […]

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Off to Penwith, Cornwall

Another day galavanting around Cornwall, this time in Penwith, the part of Cornwall where the traditional Cornish Language was spoken for the longest. Quaint cobbled buildings and narrow streets, and the sound of seagulls above. The queue for the main cornish pasty shop was unbelievable, a good indication that they were worth the wait, all […]

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Land’s End and Carn Galver Mine

So I can finally say I’ve been to Land’s End, one of Britain’s most famous coastal landmarks. There is something about the coast that is very therapeutic and calming, no matter where you are in the world.   Quick Stop at Carn Galver Mine, Cornwall     SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave

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A Beautiful British Beach: Porthcurno West Cornwall

This quick stop at Porthcurno West Cornwall was just long enough to take in the sight of one of the UK’s prettiest beaches. The photographs really don’t do it justice, to see it in person with the sun shining was like looking at a photo from the Mediterranean, the colour and sparkle of the water against […]

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Queen Mary Gardens

Right next to Gyllyngvase beach, in the Cornish town of Falmouth, you are likely to stumble across this pretty little garden with immaculate flower beds and a really peaceful atmosphere. There is no charge to go in and wander around, and it’s a very safe space, so enjoy!  

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Gyllyngvase Beach: Cornwall

It takes approximately 15 mins to walk from Falmouth town centre up to Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth’s biggest beach, it’s an ‘up and then down hill’ walk, but a pleasant one in the summer. You can’t help but stop and admire the gardens of local residents, bursting with colour and vibrant flowers. You’d be forgiven for […]

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Falmouth Town Centre: Cornwall

Falmouth town centre is deceivingly large and winding, with plenty places to get something to eat. The harbour is very picturesque, and there are some quirky shops with funny titles. It was a pleasure visiting Falmouth for two nights.         SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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Around Tintagel Village: North Cornwall

The next stop on my UK staycation, with yet more coastal views, fresh country walks and a pretty little village. Spotted: interesting dancers   Music clip: Do Your Thing – Basement Jaxx, no copyright infringement intended SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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The Grove Hotel: Falmouth, South Cornwall

If being in the centre of Falmouth is on your ‘must’ list, The Grove is definitely one to consider . From the hotel, you can take a right and walk up to Gyllyngvase beach (about 10-15 min walk) under the bridge and up; you can walk directly across the main road to restaurants and the harbour […]

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Boscastle Village: A Cornwall Beauty

This has to be one of the cutest villages I’ve been to, and very much the closest I’ve come to a real life ‘Thomas Kinkade’ scene. I love Thomas Kinkade art, it’s like looking into a fairytale when you live in a concrete jungle!   Music clip: Split Sessions // Rob Heron and the Tea Pad […]

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A Rainy Day in Dartmoor

Moody pictures from a rainy drive through Dartmoor The forestry in Dartmoor is beyond words, with so many amazing winding tree tunnelled roads and endless forestry – the roads are scarily narrow with sharp bends at times, not that this stops people driving fast! SaveSave

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Exeter: A Snapshot of Devon’s Cathedral City

The photographs below may not show it but the main town centre is pretty big and developed in a modern way with every high street store you can think of, but it’s nice that down each little side street you can still find yourself back in time, faced with beautiful historical buildings and reminders of […]

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Stonehenge: A British Mystery in Wiltshire

So I can finally say I’ve been to Stonehenge and seen this mysterious world wonder. Be warned – if you are heading out there be prepared for long ticket queues and a long process of actually making your way to the stones after purchasing your tickets. Once you get your tickets you might as well […]

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Wandering around Winchester: England’s First Capital

When I arrived in the medieval town of Winchester I was greeted by a statue of the legendary King Alfred The Great, who had Winchester as  the capital of England throughout his reign. Winchester used to be the capital of England before London snatched the limelight around the 12th/13th century and took the royal mint with […]

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Out and About in St John’s, Antigua

A taxi drive down to the western side of the island takes us to Antigua & Barbuda’s capital, St John’s. Lots of people, traffic, shops, colour and day to day hustle and bustle. Antigua and Barbuda’s first prime minister, Sir Vere Cornwall     Click here for Bloglovin’ link

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Medieval Meanderings: Warwick Castle

Built by William the conquerer in 1068 and still standing tall. The majority of of this attraction has been turned into a theme park for children, but the main tower is where you’ll see historic exhibitions of how things would have looked. The video below (not great I know, but it might give you an idea of […]

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The National Gallery: art and history combined

Art galleries are great places to pass time, ponder your own thoughts, and feast the artistic eye. There is something very calming about art galleries, regardless of whether you find any appreciation in the art. The National Gallery is oozing with historic pieces. I am amazed at the beauty and incredible size of some of these paintings, […]

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Out and About: Trafalgar Square

A place where people tend to flock, gather and potter. The National and Portrait Galleries are conveniently located in the square. On weekends there’s always some ‘Trafalgar Square-esk’ things going on to amuse you: Musicians (e.g. guitarists steel, band players) Magicians Illusionists Various kids’ entertainment (giant balloon blowing, break dancing etc..) Artists Protesters (on various matters) Tourists […]

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Out and about at The Cruise Show: Birmingham NEC

  Firstly, the answer is no. Right now, I am not making any serious plans to go on a cruise, I merely went along last weekend out of curiosity and I must say, I came away rather inspired. River cruises are all the rage, the ‘new black’ if you like! Honestly, river cruises are appealing to […]

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Time for Tea!! The Tea Terrace

Next time you’re in House of Fraser on Oxford Street, pop up to the fifth floor (at the back of the children’s clothes department) to experience a feeling of Alice in Wonderland at a tea party, or dolls house afternoon tea. Well kind of. This is the second time I’ve had tea and cake at […]

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Head In The Clouds: View From The Shard

360 degree view of London from the tallest building in western Europe. The building is split into various sections including the Shangri-La Hotel, domestic dwellings, and office space. I don’t really want to repeat all the building related facts because you can read all about these on the Shard website: http://www.the-shard.com  My visit was early in […]

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Out and About Around Borough Market

Borough market has been known for being one of the biggest food markets in London, with a history behind it dating back to medieval times. Opposite London Bridge Station, the market looks like a large modern green house at first glance, however you can rest assured that there is indeed a sprawling market place tucked […]

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Out and About Camden Town

  Camden is a great place to go for lots of reasons. If you enjoy idly wandering around and feasting your eyes on a ridiculous array of shops, winding allyways rammed tightly with stalls, some weird some wonderful; food stalls and eateries galore, and you don’t mind a thick crowd, then Camden Town is a […]

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Under The Sea: Sea Life London Aquarium

Given my obsession with fish and aquariums, it will come as no surprise that the London Aquarium is an old favourite of mine. Does anyone else feel like they’re in one of the ‘Alien’ film spaceships when you walk through Westminster tube station, it looks/feels very space-age-esk!!! Take Exit 1 and turn left- cross at […]

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