Liverpool: Shopperholics and Museum Buffs Welcome

Shopping, museums, river waterfronts and cargo ships – that’s just a taste of what an afternoon in Liverpool’s city centre will throw at you. I’d say it’s a pretty good work out too; all the roads leading down into the main centre are fairly steep, lined with shops and restaurants. You’d also have to be […]

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Covent Garden’s Got Talent: A Street Performer Snapshot

With his legs crossed and seemingly floating in mid air, a street performer painted in silver, wearing a top hat remains upright and motionless in Covent Garden’s bustling piazza. Astonished faces and curious onlookers gather around him to stare, trying to uncover the secret to this mind boggling display of levitation. A few yards away […]

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Cotswolds Quick Stop: Castle Combe

Castle Combe has been labeled the prettiest village in England, it’s a typically picturesque Cotswolds village in Wiltshire. Walking around this place really did feel like walking through the set of a film, with it’s cute post office, beautiful stream, and Hansel & Gretel style cottages. The village gained it’s wealth from the wool trade […]

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Where to go in Wales: Two Nights in Tenby

Tenby (also known as ‘little town of fishes’) is small medieval seaside resort in Pembrokeshire that  just oozes candy coloured charm alongside rustic castle walls around the main town. This was the favourite stay throughout my summer Welsh galavants, and I now see precisely why people flock there for the summer holidays. Blue sea, white […]

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Newton House: The Downtown Abbey of Wales! Llandeilo Carmarthenshire

Another Welsh must see is the grand and historic Newton House. Today Newton House and grounds are used for TV, exhibitions and weddings as well as offering scenic walks and a museum piece for admiration. The deer create a dreamy scene from the back of the house and the gardens  and farmland seem to stretch […]

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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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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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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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Exeter: A Snapshot of Devon’s Cathedral City

It’s one of the UK’s most popular Russell Group university towns, –  well known names J K. Rowling and Will Young attend!!  Apparently, Exeter is the last place that any person in the UK was tried and executed for practicing witchcraft, and it’s quite famous for this…it also boasts very high employment rates, so this […]

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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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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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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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