Western Europe

Brixton Market

This bustling little corner of Brixton is a community within itself, featuring more than 100 local and independent businesses who have transformed this old arcade. A stroll through the covered walkways will reveal a treasure trove of cuisines, fresh produce, clothing, jewellery, homeware, art, music and so much more.  I can’t believe this has been left […]


From legend and lore to awe-inspiring architecture, Winchester is a treasure trove of English heritage.  I travelled from London to Winchester by train as my boyfriend was participating in Tough Mudder.  The journey was quick (a little over an hour) and the town is quaint, medieval-looking and steeped with history.  We stayed at the Mercure Winchester Wessex […]

Hever Castle

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn is absolutely gorgeous.  The charming castle at Hever has a rich and varied history.  The castle itslsef is small in comparison to others I’ve visited throughout Europe but the panelled rooms contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and hosts an important collection of Tudor portraits.  The highlight of Hever are the […]


  This is my second visit to Wimbledon, we arrived around 7am to begin queuing for tickets, which sounds crazy but it’s almost as entertaining in these lines outside as it is when you finally get access at 11am to the stadium.  We purchased standard tickets which gives us access to courts 3-18. We watched […]

The Scottish Highlands

We booked to do a 1-day tour of Monsters, Mountains & Massacres in the Scottish Highlands. On the Royal Mile in Edinburgh we boarded the ‘Nessie Bus’ and get mentally prepared for a day of adventure.  Driving through the Highlands was beautiful and we saw the amazing Forth Railway Bridge before stopping in the Highland town of […]

Returning to Barcelona

I first visited Barcelona back in 2006 (where I well and truly focused on the nightlife) and again a few years ago for a work conference so this time I am keen to be a proper tourist and see everything Barcelona is famous for. Barcelona showcases it’s incredible local delicacies in El Mercado de La Boqueria. La […]

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