"What are the Proms?" I hear you ask! Well, the BBC Proms is a concert series which runs for 8 weeks every summer in London's famous Albert Hall. There are different performances on every single day from solo performances like Yo Yo Ma playing Bach's Six Cello Suites (which I saw in 2015) to full … Continue reading How To Enjoy Classical Music In London On The Cheap – BBC PROMS!
Devon is a county well known for its cream teas. It would probably be a criminal offence to head down there and not enjoy an afternoon with a pot of tea and scones laden with clotted cream and jam! Importantly, in Devon, the correct way to eat a scone is to split it in half … Continue reading Dartmoor, Haytor and Cream Teas
Edinburgh is great! It has a castle, the Royal Mile, a magical Ice rink in the Princes St Gardens around Christmas and there is always Arthur's Seat. But Glasgow is better! Just saying... Read on to find out why! I do have a bit of a soft spot for Glasgow. It is the place I … Continue reading Everyone Visits Edinburgh – Top Reasons To Visit Glasgow Instead
I recently came back from a rather difficult month in Morocco. I saw some amazing things, things I had wanted to see for a very long time: the Sahara; the medinas; the art and culture; the Blue town of Chefchaouen; the amazing architecture; and Casablanca, the scene of the greatest love film of all time! … Continue reading Is Morocco Safe For Lone Females?
Have you ever imagined what it would feel like to be inside an iceberg looking out at the world through a blue-ish lens where everything is a variation on a theme. Blue, Blues-y, Blue-ish, Blue-ming lovely! Well, that is a little what it feels like to explore the town of Chefchaouen in Morocco's Rif Mountains. … Continue reading I’m Blue Da Ba Dee – Chefchaouen, Morocco’s True Blue Town
"You know he's the Mayor, don't you?" whispered my new friend/translator, Francis, across the table. I was sitting in the living room of my hostel, the one I'd chosen just because it was the only one with wifi, watching the roly-poly Patagonian proprietor inspect some still thrashing Salmon whilst wearing a well-loved apron and what … Continue reading Visiting Caleta Tortel – Politics on Stilts
When one imagines Wales one usually pictures a lot of sheep, Mount Snowdon, constant drizzle and an abundance of daffodils. I think that's right?! Or maybe you see Barry Island as depicted in Gavin and Stacey and chips with curry sauce... Well, I can tell you that the Brecon Beacons National Park is more akin … Continue reading A Weekend in Wales – The Brecon Beacons National Park
I crave a bit of nature and outdoorsy-ness on a regular basis and that can be quite difficult to find when you live in the capital. If you are just passing through London you may only discover Hyde Park or Regents Park where London Zoo is! Don't get me started on zoos though... I'll never … Continue reading Rambling Around – Parks, Forests and Hills in and around London
People from all around the world visit London in their thousands every year. And why not? We are the country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham's right foot. David Beckham's left foot, come to that. - wait, did I just accidentally quote Love Actually??? Woops! On a serious note though, … Continue reading How To Be A Tourist In London Without Annoying All The Londoners
The stunning town of Salcombe (part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) unfolds before you as you drive down the hill towards its center. As soon as you catch your first glimpse of the cobalt blue harbour complete with picturesque sailboats bobbing about and teeny tiny ferries crossing from one side to … Continue reading A Day Out In Salcombe