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…

Mini breaks using Airbnb

Part Two – Newcastle Upon Tyne A town close to my heart, I grew up there and my family are still living there. It will always be home, and after 15 months of no visits, and not seeing my parents, it was time for a visit. Not being able to stay at ‘home’, we booked…