Down beside the side of the silvery sea…

When we were kids our neighbours used to go on holiday to Whitley Bay; I had no idea of the whereabouts of what we then imagined to be an exotic far-flung destination. Until yesterday. Historically in Northumberland but now part of Tyne & Wear the little seaside resort of Whitley Bay flashed before my eyes... Continue Reading →

Heading North

This weekend found us on the 08:30 Virgin East Coast from London to Newcastle for a weekend of birthday celebrations with the other half's family. It's been a while since I've made a long distance train journey and was very pleasantly surprised! As we were travelling with precious pooch we opted for 1st class; roomy comfortable... Continue Reading →

A walk in the park…

In fact more like a wander through the woods; last weekend as almost every other saw us on a different trail in our mission to take Herbie the mischievous Miniature Schnauzer out of the capital and into the country for frolics in the fresh air. Actually we've visited Broxbourne previously and having been particularly impressed... Continue Reading →

Bracing walk through Broxbourne Woods

Located just 20 miles north of London, Broxbourne Woods is Hertfordshire's only National Nature Reserve and has been declared a Special Area of Conservation. On Saturday we loaded up the Bambi Campervan and headed north to enjoy the delights of this charming Ancient Woodland. The Autumn colours were truly amazing, the remaining leaves allowing an... Continue Reading →

Plaisirs d’hiver, Brussels 2015

  Plaisirs d'hiver is an annual festival in this amazing city.  All change this time though as the city slowly emerges from shutdown in November 2015. There were very few braving the weather or threat of terrorist attacks, but for those of us that did each performance became a rather more poignant experience. Here is a... Continue Reading →


Less than two hours by Eurostar, Brussels is a fab weekend destination. Away from the Euro Buro, it's a city which loves to eat, drink and be merry. It's a firm favourite of ours, not least of all for the markets and shopping on the Grand Sablon. This bi-lingual, multi-cultural city is a one-off! Here's... Continue Reading →

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