Bath: Stars and Sugar Skulls

At some point I decided it had been far too long since I had been back to Bath, so we booked a trip and stayed for two rainy October nights. I have blogged about Bath before, enchanted by its Roman and Georgian history, and its enthusiasm for Jane Austen. This…

Back To Bristol (Just For A Day)

Earlier this week I found myself in Bristol for the day – one of my favourite cities to visit.  I lived there briefly when I gave university a go back in my teens, and those few months left me with such a fondness for the beautiful city. As we didn’t…

A Glimpse of Oxford

The biggest highlight of the recent festive period for me was taking a road trip to Oxford for the day.  We piled into the car and drove the several hours to the city, arriving with snack-filled bellies, the car radio blaring out the weather forecast: suspiciously sunny for a December…

Halloween at Disneyland Paris

I’m back!  Where have I been, you ask?  Well, last week I treated my sister to four nights at Disneyland Paris for her birthday. Spoiler warning: if you haven’t been to Disneyland Paris before and want to experience its magical surprises firsthand, then perhaps you should read no more… We…

My Week In Photos: Cornwall

I got home from Cornwall at 7.30am on Saturday, bleary-eyed, with my stomach full of nothing but Watsits.  A pretty standard British holiday, if you ask me.  I had flu/allergies/whatever-that-thing-was all week, but still managed to do some wonderful things while I was away… We also did a lot of…

The Doctor Who Experience

Also known as That Time We Unknowingly Booked Tickets for the Saturday of the UEFA Champions League Final. The first weekend of June was a pretty good weekend.  One of my favourite bands, Madina Lake, announced they were doing a reunion tour, and would be visiting Cardiff.  Knowing it was…

The House of the Tailor of Gloucester

I recently visited the city of Gloucester, a city with a rich Roman history, residing in the South West of England.  I was travelling to see friends, to experience a new city, but secretly, secretly, I was most excited about seeing the House of the Tailor of Gloucester. The story goes…