Two Nights in Tenby, Wales

This lovely little medieval seaside resort in Pembrokeshire just oozed candy coloured charm alongside rustic castle walls around the main town. This was my favourite stay in Wales on this trip, I can see precisely why people flock here for their summer holiday. Blue sea, white sand and a cute little town to explore – […]

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Carreg Cennen Castle Carmarthenshire

When in Wales, you never get tired of castles, so here’s another magnificent beauty, Carreg Cennen Castle, in Carmarthenshire near the River Cennen.  Building began around the fourth century, yet it’s ruins are incredibly well preserved, and majestic. It’s a steep walk, great for the legs and the views are worth every step. “One of the […]

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St Tanwg church and Llandanwg Beach

The quaint St Tanwg Church was built in the fifth century and is still in use to this day. The impressive stone built church sits on the welsh sand dunes of Llandanwg beach and is better known as ‘the church in the sand’, offering worship services during the summer months. Much of the former churchyard […]

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A Walk in the Woods: Snowdonia

Well I didn’t see any teddy bears having picnics or a house belonging to three bears, nor did red riding hood make an appearance. What I did see, was a stunning expanse of majestic trees and lush greenery while enjoying the sound of pure, simple, earthly peace, interrupted only by  the subtle sounds of nature […]

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A Bookworm’s Paradise: Hay on Wye Brecknockshire Wales

Honestly, I think this town should be named “Bookworm Village” since I’ve never been anywhere with so many book stores and outdoor book shelves with rock bottom priced books, all in such a small cluster. Even the place where we stopped for lunch had books shelves filled with books that customers could take for free!! […]

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Snapshots of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, West Wales

Two nights by the Aberystwyth seaside gave me a well needed dose of clean welsh sea air and that lovely aroma of seaweed. Aberystwyth is a university seaside town and popular holiday destination, framed by the ruins of an impressive sea front castle, built in the 1200s over a twelve year period. Aberystwyth is a town […]

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Cotswolds Quick Stop: Burford

Burford is a pretty little medieval Oxfordshire town with quaint shops and picturesque landscape; it  is known for it’s Windrush River, which runs along the bottom of the village slope. The old stone anglo saxon houses with cute attic roofs, and flower adorned buildings and cute tea shops, made it a delightful place to visit. […]

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A Sunday Well Spent……From Regent Street to Regents Park

London’s Regent Street was blocked off for traffic today and had all sorts of interesting things going on from having a go at beating the fastest tennis slam speed, Cuban musicians, fitness sessions and plenty more. Needless to say I was very quickly distracted from window shopping and decided to go for a wander. We […]

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Kensington Gardens

With just a few steps from Hyde Park, you’ll find yourself roaming around London’s Kensington Gardens, which used to be a deer park; yet even more sprawling masses of green space to soak up. Have a wander around Megan and Harry’s back yard, amongst the swans and tree lined pathways or sit amidst the squirrels […]

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Park Life: Hyde Park

When you live in a concrete jungle, you need an escape. Parks take you into another world, where you can pretend the traffic, trains and daily rat race don’t exist. Nature becomes more apparent and you might be tempted to get back in touch with it by laying in the grass, or snoozing under a […]

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Kew Gardens

Trees glorious trees, beautiful proud ducks, plenty of places to hide, a picnic lovers paradise and a floral feast. I’m talking about Kew Gardens, it was ‘blooming’ lovely last weekend, perfect for lazing or strolling. My second visit to Kew Gardens was a sunny and curious one – my last visit must have been well […]

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I Need A Staycation: The Only Way is Essex

I have to say, three sunny UK days in Southend-on-sea by the wonderful Essex coast really surprised me in a good way. What a cool place, and great atmosphere with a little bit of something for everyone. People and vibes Wow. I cannot even describe the crowds, it seemed like the entire world had decided […]

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London Southbank and Food Market

Pottering around London’s Southbank on a weekend is an easy way to spend the day – people watching, take in the music, street entertainment and food. There’s always something going on and the atmosphere is relaxed and chilled out. Once you’re done at the food market, head up to the main Southbank terrace/centre where there […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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