In Search of Christmas: Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and the Sky Garden

Wander the tree-lined pathways of London’s Hyde Park this winter and you will be greeted by a mass of sparkling lights and the smell of the world’s food, all come together to celebrate on a mammoth scale. Full of oversized Christmas trees, Bavarian beer tents and all of the weird and wonderful things the world can find, this year’s Winter Wonderland event is bigger and better than ever. … More In Search of Christmas: Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and the Sky Garden

Exploring London – ZSL a Zoo Within a Park

Visiting London recently as part of the media team for TheatreCraft 2018, we decided to make it a weekend of firsts. A night at the theatre to watch Mousetrap was one ticked off our list was one more animal-orientated. Journeying into the park we made our way to ZSL, a welcome respite after the morning’s work-based interlude. … More Exploring London – ZSL a Zoo Within a Park

A First-Timer’s Guide to TheatreCraft 2018

With workshops on everything from costume design to crafting an online presence TheatreCraft 2018 was the biggest yet. Supplying to the biggest name drops including Royal Shakespeare Company’s Lead Producer (insert fangirl shriek here) and Tony & Olivier-award-winner Christopher Oram, this year’s event was a year of firsts. Taking over mammoth spaces including the iconic Waldorf Hotel, the Adelphi, Lyceum and Novello theatres with everything newbies (and not-so-newbies) to the industry could possibly need. And the best part? It’s completely free! Read on for what I got up to during my day there. … More A First-Timer’s Guide to TheatreCraft 2018

Top Things to Do on a London Weekender – Things to Make you Feel Oh-So-British

Drawing people from all over the world, London is jam-packed full of sights and sounds to explore. Taking a weekend trip there might make it seem like you couldn’t possibly fit it in so I’ve rounded up my very top things to do during your time in England’s capital city, all for under £50. … More Top Things to Do on a London Weekender – Things to Make you Feel Oh-So-British

A Weekend in London – Why Mousetrap is a Must-See for Any Theatre-Goer

Taking a trip down to London for TheatreCraft 2018 (more about that in another post), we decided to make it a weekend of first’s. Stopping off for a quick hot chocolate we had a flick through a leaflet, finding an advertisement for the world’s longest running stage production. A quick google later and our minds … More A Weekend in London – Why Mousetrap is a Must-See for Any Theatre-Goer

Wandering Hadrian’s Wall

Spanning the entire width of Britain, Hadrian’s Wall was once a colossal contruction peppered with vast Roman forts housing soldiers and their communities. A lot of the wall now lies in ruins with some parts gone forever, but the remnants that do remain give a fascinating insight into what used to be there. Having headed north for the weekend to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, we decided to discover the sights of the ancient and mammoth monument for ourselves. Read on for what we got up to. … More Wandering Hadrian’s Wall

Why Messy Scrapbooks are the Best

Starting out my solo travels, one of the biggest things for me was keeping track of everywhere I had been and all of the amazing pictures and memories I had picked up along the way… enter scrapbooking stage left. But starting out with notebook in-hand wasn’t so easy, as a self-confessed perfectionist my heart broke as I saw perfect pages laid seige to with a whirlwind of snatched minutes and splodged mementos. Once my initial illusions had been well and truly shattered however, I came to the conclusion that, you know what, this thing was turning into something pretty darn cool. … More Why Messy Scrapbooks are the Best

Sunday Snippets – Hidden Hidey-Holes & Royal Wanderings

A safe haven for Catholics escaping persecution and the site of a famous royal visit, Boscobel House & The Royal Oak is packed full of hidey-holes to discover and a ruined priory just a short walk through the charming field is the perfect spot for an autumn wandering. Step across the courtyard and a dedicated 1940’s tearoom greets you in quirky style for a sit down after your walk. Check out what we go up to in the next instalment of our English Heritage Challenge. … More Sunday Snippets – Hidden Hidey-Holes & Royal Wanderings