Category: Travel

Shipston Beer Festival 2015

48 Hours and 3 Foodie Festivals in Warwickshire!

Shipston Beer Festival, Stratford Food Festival and Shipston Food Festival. Oh my, I’ve eaten and drunk my way through this last weekend! South Warwickshire welcomed us with plentiful food and fine ale to wash it all down. Shipston Beer Festival It all began on Friday...

Pembrokeshire Last Days of Summer

The Last Days of Summer, in Pembrokeshire

Sunny Pembrokeshire I slipped my shoes off and padded across the sand, wispy clouds drifted across the perfect blue sky and the gentle waves beckoned me in. The water lapped over my bare feet: it was warm. This perfect late-summer day seemed like it was...


Seaweed and Scenery in County Sligo, Ireland

Did you ever go rockpooling as a kid? Peering into sea-filled pools in rocks near the beach, lifting stones to see the wonders hiding there: crabs, sea anemones, small fish and, if you were especially lucky, starfish? I had the absolute pleasure of doing this last...

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award I’m thrilled to have been nominated by two (well, three actually) fellow female travel bloggers Dorothée Lefering of The Touristin and Erica and Tara from The Trippin Twins for this Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award. It’s fantastic to be...

Why I love Birmingham

Let Me Show You Why I Love Birmingham!

Birmingham. I grew up near Birmingham, it is a beautiful city! I know, it doesn’t have the glamorous reputation of some other British cities but it filled my heart in my teens. When I return, as I often do – my brother still lives in...


12 Ways Shetland Will Amaze You!

Shetland is an archipelago to the very north of Scotland, a group of islands with the Atlantic ocean to one side and the North Sea to the other, this is as north as the British Isles get. Here are the ways Shetland will surprise and...

Trinity College Library

24 Hours in Dublin: history, books and booze.

24 Hours in Dublin. A full day exploring Dublin ended in a busy bar on a summer Saturday drinking yet another glass of Guinness, the final location on the thoroughly entertaining Dublin Literary Pub Crawl. It was the gloriously Art Deco, Davy Byrnes bar, a regular haunt...

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Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week four (part 2)

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week four (part 2). For our final few days in Shetland we had headed up to Northmavine where we spent a wonderful evening with Ewen and Kit in their gorgeously Scandinavian-style home along with some of their friends.  I’d taken...

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Shetland in Midsummer, diary for week four

Shetland in Midsummer, diary for week four (part one) (I’m splitting this final diary week into two parts rather than trying to pack it all into one post!) From out of the creel Ewen pulled out a magnificent lobster, vividly blue and glistening with sea water which...

Shetland, Sumburgh Head

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week three.

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week three. Suddenly we found ourselves back on the Shetland Mainland this week. On our last evening on Fetlar our fridge flickered to alert us that our gas has run out, the gas that heated our water, cooked our food...

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Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week two.

Midsummer in Shetland, diary for week two. We were walking under a lead grey sky on a board walk snaking through boggy peat moorland towards the sea cliffs of Hermaness. Bonxies swooped and chased each other over the heather, one stood ominously next to the...

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