Snipping away at a pile of assorted greenery. Arranging my pieces to my own design in a pre-made moss wreath, and chatting as I go. I am utterly in seventh heaven. Oh, yes and throw in a festive mince pie and the bliss is complete. I am attending a Christmas Wreath making workshop, run
We were asked a question this morning; about where we would recommend visiting for a month in Asia. Specifically Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. I got so jolly carried away with my answer, surprise, surprise! James suggested I turn it into a post. So here are our top places for a month in Asia. Thailand Bangkok
This is a story of religious intolerance. It is from a time when religious beliefs were seen as absolute truths and those beliefs affected every part of your life. This is the story of Lyveden New Bield. Sir Thomas Tresham was a Roman Catholic at a time in English history when that was considered almost
You never know quite what you are going to learn when when you visit a National Trust property. Today was all about Ludites, suffragists, suffragettes, ladybirds and a bear. We were visiting Knightshayes and Killerton in Devon. So stunning walled gardens, very impressive houses, woodland walks and a very tasty National Trust lunch were also
As we travelled from Vienna to Kotor, there are a few lessons that we learned along the way. If you are planning a trip around the region, here are our top ten tips for Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Crossing borders You are inevitably going to cross borders from time to time. We travelled in
This week is our anniversary. It is a year since we started our travelling. So we thought we would do a post about our top 20 adventures this year. It is not so much a 1 – 20. It is more 20 amazing adventures. That is why we have decided to put them in the
Montenegro is a spectacular place, no two ways about it. We woke this morning to see even a huge cruise boat dwarfed by the mountains. Today was suppose to be quieter than yesterday, but hey we wanted to get out and explore more of Montenegro. We had a couple of recommendation to check out didn’t
When we travel we always keep an ear open for good advice and tips from fellow travellers. And booking this Croatian holiday we followed the advice of a friend who had done a similar trip last year. Of course, us being us, we changed it around a bit and Mostar wasn’t really going to fit
Alaska is truly the last frontier. It lived up to every dream we held for it and then some. As always when we travel we like to share a few tips with you that we learnt along the way! My Tips You will need to get yourself an ESTA, an American Visa. You can apply
After nearly 14 years of running our multi award winning B&B we have decided it is time for a change. For a new adventure. And that adventure involves unpicking our lives, selling our home and business, and travelling. Travelling like we have never travelled before. Approaching mid 50s in my case and tumbling down the
The first rays of sunlight illuminate the scene, and the ruins reveal themselves through the mist. The thick dark green vegetation that surrounds the site, acts as a natural frame to a tableau, which could not be more perfect. From my rocky perch on Huayna Picchu I look down on one of the most celebrated vistas in the world, the
In a flash of red the King Parrot ousts the Crimson Rosella from prime position on top of my head. The Rosella undeterred by the new status quo repositions himself on my shoulder, then proceeds to edge down my arm. How cute, I think, until I realise he has his beady bird eye on my
There is no question about it, Machu Picchu is the glittering gem in the coronet that is Peru’s Sacred Valley. The Peruvians know it and guard it fiercely and have built a very slick tourism operation around it. And as a tourist I can only say it lives up to every expectation I held and
When I was a child my parents bought me a toy panda bear one Christmas, and so unwittingly started my love affair with pandas. It was then a no-brainer for me when James announced he wanted to go to China, the first words out of my mouth were “I want to see Pandas”, shallow soul
You hear them before you see them. A low rumble which turns to a growing roar as you make your way along the metal walkway. Then all at once you are upon them. Great plumes of spray shooting high into the air, water-drops acting like prisms creating mini rainbows in the afternoon light. You are
He is tall, there is no doubt about it. 71 metres to be precise, he stares out imperiously over the junction of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers that he was built to calm, and interesting enough he has achieved just that. Not by his withering stare mind you, but by the fact that the
Today we went to Broadway in the Cotswolds. It is a beautiful village and tourists flock here just to admire it. But today our objective was slightly different because some friends had told us about a rather unusual sculpture exhibition by an artist called Willard Wigan at the Broadway Museum.
You may not believe your eyes!
As we entered the room where ...