Walking and talking tours of London

Now that travel abroad is becoming harder and slightly more complicated than it used to be, a lot of people are choosing not to bother and staycation at home.  For those of us who live in London, we are very lucky and absolutely spoilt for choice of where to go and what to do. If…

A Lavish Lighthouse Stay

Around this time of year (early December), we usually go on a mini adventure to celebrate the OH’s birthday. It’s normally a surprise, and I had planned a trip back to Iceland in search of the Northern Lights (again!). Sadly, due to the new Covid testing regulations, a year long planned birthday trip for a…

Being silly in the Scilly Isles

When we told our friends where we were going, some laughed, some said ‘wow’ and some said how Scilly. (See what I did there?!) We were there early June 2017, so bare in mind things may have changed since then. We didn’t really know what to expect. One thing is for sure, we were blown…

Penzance

Returning to Penzance at 7pm after a trip to the Scilly Isles, we needed to stay over before the long drive back to London. I researched well, as usual, and found Scilly parking, a car park, offering ‘romantic’ shepherds huts that looked like they were going to be cute little huts in the middle of…

Rivalto, Tuscany

I wanted to do a review of a few of our latest discoveries in Tuscany, however as I sit here on the hotel terrace in the winter sun, with my foot strapped up, lonely but well oiled, I can only review half the places I wanted to. The good news is my Italian is improving…

Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy

In view of the 5 day quarantine restrictions in Italy being lifted for UK travellers from 31st August, I thought I’d quickly mention this little town I visited today for anyone looking for an adventure under the Tuscan sun! Home to Bocaccio, buried in a small church nearby, it’s a great little place for an…

Carnival time in Brazil!

The first thing I noticed about Brazil was that from the sky it looked like there was no spare piece of land. It’s one of the most congested birds eye views I’ve seen from a plane. However, once you get thick into the skin of Rio, you soon realise that its actually very green. Huge…

Masseria Cervarolo,Ostuni,Puglia

This was the last night of our trip and we had booked a special place for it. Masseria Cervarolo, just 6km away from the center of Ostuni, was a place for rest and relaxation. After a week driving through Puglia, (click here for more blogs on Puglia) wandering on foot for hours every day exploring…

Lecce for lovers – well not quite!

Sold as the Florence of Puglia, I was very much looking forward to an eclectic mix of things to do here. We had booked a Hilton Garden Inn. We needed to save some money after our meal in the Grotto in Polignano a Mare – read here for that adventure – so we used our…

A Whirlwind Week In Puglia

It’s quite a regular occurrence for us to do a quick recce of an area for a week and try to fit in as much as we can. That way, if and when we want to return, we know exactly where to head for so we don’t waste any time. Puglia is somewhere we’ve wanted…