With Europe and beyond going on full lockdown, many people are now looking to work remotely for the first time. Having worked remotely from sunbed scribblings to building spreadsheets from my local coffee shop, I’m going to miss the freedom of picking my work up wherever I like but with social distancing and working during the lockdown looming, I thought I would offer some of my top 10 tried and tested tips for working from home. … More 10 Tips for Working Remotely Like a Pro
Nestled on a quaint estuary along the west coast of North Wales, Portmeirion is a life-sized vision of the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Wander the immaculate streets of this ethereal seaside town and you will discover and Italianate design, quirky pops of colour that seem to change from each angle and incredible woodland walks that throw up their own treasure trove of discoveries. … More Exploring Portmeirion, Wales
Following on from our early travels in Zakynthos, we headed to the main town of the island. Zakynthos town, otherwise known as Zante town. Read on for my guide to what you should check out in the lovely town of Zakynthos. … More Exploring Zakynthos Town – Greek Island Hopping
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a UK tradition that sees the nation donning their chef’s hats, flipping and mixing together all sorts of concoctions you wouldn’t try at any other time. It’s Pancake day and anything goes! … More Celebrating Pancake Day – A UK Tradition
Perfectly placed in Upper Hulme, just off the Leek to Buxton road through the Peak District is the dreamy Roaches Tea Room. Overlooking endless natural vistas in this Staffordshire beauty spot, the tea room has undergone a number of changes over the years. From the Wednesday outings where I would be taken for tea by my grandparents as a child to my own hikes through the Roaches, this tea room has been my go-to spot for tea (and perhaps a slice or two of cake). … More The Roaches Tea Room – Tea Shop Walks in the Peak District
Living in the heart of the Potteries, Staffordshire, I’m lucky to have a number of lovely tea rooms nearby. Perfectly placed in Froghall Wharf in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Hetty’s Tea Room is a dream of cosy interiors, home made scones and incredible oatcakes. … More Hetty’s Tea Room, Froghall – Tea in Staffordshire
Jetting off on holiday always feels special, but sometimes you want a bit of added luxury to your stay. Heading out of East Midlands airport recently for a stay in Zakynthos, we booked in to the fantastic Escape Lounge. Here’s what we got up to and why it was worth every penny.
… More Escape Lounge at East Midlands Airport – A Review
It’s creeping towards that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the weather is getting colder and those mince pies are calling. In what has become a yearly tradition, my friend Leah and I were making plans to partake of some of that yuletide joy at one of my favourite markets. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s festivities. … More Manchester Christmas Markets 2019
And… we’re here! After months of planning and rounding up the troops, the family has arrived on the sunny island of Zakynthos, Greece. I’ll post a full guide to the island’s ins and outs but for now, here’s what we have been up to so far.
… More Landing in Zakynthos, Greece
Heading off to Birmingham this weekend, a friend and I decided to check out a sight I had been meaning to visit for quite some time. Right in the centre of Birmingham is a trip back in time, full of tin baths and old-fashioned sweets. Book in on the tour and you’ll find out everything from what a ‘gazunda’ is to exactly how many people you can really fit in a ‘two bedroom’ house. … More Birmingham Back to Backs
From the mouth-watering tastes of the iconic Pasteis de Belém to wandering the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Sintra’s many fortresses. Lisbon has a multitude of things to discover. I’ve listed just some of my favourites in the land of cork and ornate tiling. … More Top 5 Things to Do in Lisbon
Variety is the spice of life so this blog is a contribution from guest blogger B.Eagle, history pro extraordinaire and a newbie to the blogging scene. Read on and enjoy his lowdown on some of the UK’s top castles.