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Visit the Sagrada Familia

Visit Sagrada Familia – What you get when you cross a Church with a Porcupine

Visit Sagrada Familia What do you get if you cross a church with a porcupine? The Sagrada Familia is arguably Spains most recognized building and, of course, has a huge […]

Guide to Public Transport in Barcelona

Your Guide to Public Transport in Barcelona – How to get around

Your Guide to Public Transport in Barcelona – How to get around Barcelona is a bustling city with a fantastic vibe that begs to be strolled around, but there are […]

Sagrada Familia Gallery

Sagrada Familia Gallery Welcome to the Sagrada Familia gallery. My main review can be found here, Visit Sagrada Familia. I usually do a Gallery per country or a gallery per […]

The Plough Coldharbour

The Plough – Coldharbour

The Plough – Coldharbour Set in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, AONB, is The Plough Coldharbour. The Surrey Hills were designated an AONB in 1958. They receive […]

The White Hart WitleyThe White Hart Witley

White Hart – Witley

White Hart – Witley. A great Country Pub with a Modern Twist The White Hart at Witley is an Elizabethan (16th Century) public house and is said to stand on […]

The Crown Inn ChiddingfoldThe Crown Inn Chiddingfold

The Crown – Chiddingfold

The Crown Inn Chiddingfold It is said The Crown Inn Chiddingfold is, certainly, one of the oldest pubs in England. It is said it was originally built as a Rest […]

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Dog and Pheasant – Brook

Dog and Pheasant – Brook, Surrey The Dog and Pheasant is a 15th Century Medieval Coaching Inn, full of black oak beams and, of course, character.  Yes, Medieval, it’s that […]

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The White Horse – Shere

The White Horse – Shere The White Horse – Shere was built in about 1425 as a farmhouse. The Inglenook fireplaces were added later in the 1600s and it became […]

Ten Reasons to Fly Qatar Airways Business Class

Ten Reasons to Fly Qatar Airways Business Class We love flying Qatar Airways long haul! Here are ten reasons to fly Qatar Airways Business Class. And, just to make it […]

Using Geocaching to explore new places

Using Geocaching to explore new places OK, so what is Geocaching? How will using Geocaching to explore new places help me? Well, I shall explain all and show you a […]

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market Ah, a proper Christmas. Chesnuts roasting on an open fire, snow covering the ground, mulled wine, carol singers, overeating and drinking. Yes, an almost Dickensian Christmas. Obviously, not […]

The Bear in the cockpit

Part Pay with Avios

Part Pay with Avios British Airways do something called Part Pay with Avios. It is a scheme where you can, should you wish, offset some of the cost of your […]

london to Toronto Price comparison

London to Toronto Price Comparison

London to Toronto Price Comparison A friend recently asked me about which airline she should fly with on her regular trips back to Canada. She is over at Oxford for […]

How to Photograph Seascapes

How to Photograph Seascapes

How to Photograph Seascapes Water is one of my favourite things to photograph and these are a few tips on how to photograph seascapes. Here, I will cover things like camera […]

Huka Falls

Huka Falls Huka Falls, 5 minutes drive north just outside of Taupo, is a 9-metre high waterfall that spews water at 220,000 litres per second (over 48,000 gallons.) That’s enough to fill an Olympic […]

travelling new zealand in a campervan

Travelling New Zealand in a Campervan

Travelling New Zealand in a Campervan Most people cannot just take off and spend life on the road, however much they want to. Real life gets in the way! I […]

Chateau Haut Brion Tasting

Chateau Haut-Brion

Chateau Haut-Brion   Ahhh, Chateau Haut-Brion. I had never tried a bottle before and normally, this stuff is way out of my price range. However, my good friend John had […]

Chateau Giscours Margaux

Chateau Giscours Margaux

Chateau Giscours Margaux Firstly, I like a Margaux. I’ve had numerous ones over the years and the Chateau Giscours Margaux is now safely in my top 5. The grounds and […]

Chateau Pape Clement

Chateau Pape Clement

Chateau Pape Clement Firstly, Chateau Pape Clement is one of the oldest planted vineyards in the region, with the first harvests taking place around 1252. It was given to Bertrand de Goth when he became Archbishop of Bordeaux, […]

World Travel Adapter

World Travel Adapter We all need electric to charge our devices while travelling. Phones, laptops, cameras – the list of electrical devices we all need just seems to get longer. […]

Overcome your fear of flying

Overcome your fear of flying

Overcome your fear of flying Top Tips Identify your particular fear – Is it the noises, sensations, or lack of control? Read about the plane and why it makes the […]

Chateau Cantenac – Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Cantenac – Saint Emilion Grand Cru Yes, the Bordeaux area! I always love visiting here. In addition to having family close by, there is an awful lot of wine […]

What to wear when travelling

What to Wear on a Plane

What to Wear on a Plane Well, I’ve been accused of many things over the years but fashion conscious isn’t one of them! I have the natural ability to put anything on […]

Campo Viejo Bodega Tasting

Campo Viejo Bodega Tasting ‘No thanks!’ is something I have NEVER said when being offered a glass of wine. And at Campo Viejo, it was no different! In the first […]

Bodega Marques de Riscal

Planning a trip to the Rioja Bodegas (Wineries)

Planning a trip to the Rioja Bodegas (Wineries) Ok, you want to sample some good Spanish Rioja with some stunning architecture, sunshine and tapas thrown in for good measure? But […]

Travelling with a medical condition

Travelling with a Medical Condition

  Travelling with a Medical Condition Travelling with a medical condition need not be daunting. Taking a few simple precautions can make life so much easier when you are travelling […]

DVT - how to avoid them while flying

DVT – how to avoid them while flying

(DVT – a  disclaimer – I am not a Doctor and I am NOT qualified to offer medical advice. This is just what I do. I have had blood clots before […]

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How to use the British Airways Low Fare Finder

How to use the British Airways Low Fare Finder I don’t know about you, but I like a bargain! Here is a quick guide on how to use the British […]

White Chocolate and Ginger Cheese Cake

The Longest Flight in the World

The Longest Flight in the World ‘Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you […]

Doha Flying visit

Doha – More than just a stopover

Travelling Qatar When travelling business class long haul with Qatar Airways, if your stop over at Doha is more than 8 hours Qatar Airways may offer you a Transit Hotel. […]

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao – Truly Stunning Architecture

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Having been let down on my wine tour – more of that later –  I was, therefore, at a loose end. I only had the afternoon left […]

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Marlborough Wineries – So much more than Sauvignon Blanc

While the Quantum Physicist – Philosopher might say “There is no spoon” it didn’t help me stir my tea that morning when I couldn’t find one in the drawer. The […]

Napier – Art Deco New Zealand

Napier – Art Deco New Zealand     Earthquake In this case, Napier’s Art Deco history started on the night of 3 February 1931 when an earthquake struck. Measuring a huge […]