Infographic: Glasgow vs Edinburgh

Frankie Boyle or Ronnie Corbett? Toffee or haggis? The Edinburgh Castle or the Kelvin Grove Museum. Glasgow or Edinburgh… Finally, the biggest question in travel is about to be answered. Ok, perhaps not… but I did find this fun infographic by the team at Reserve Apartments, which lets the public vote for…

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Christmas in London – Ice Rinks

Somerset House Ice rink

  Ice skating is one of my favourite Christmas activities; there’s just something wonderfully romantic, festive, and fun about it. There are so many incredible options in London when it comes to ice skating, some with great extras like disco nights, sports or themed sessions. So I’ve put together a list…

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Best Christmas Markets in London

Covent Garden

With just a few weeks to go, it’s officially time to be excited about Christmas, and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the holiday season is London! One of my favourite things about Christmas in the capital is the abundance of markets: gorgeous gifts, hot snacks,…

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Bath Staycation

Roman Baths, Bath Credit: visitbath.co.uk Copyright: Bath Tourism Plus / Colin Hawkins

Indulgence and Pampering in England’s Spa City Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, a picturesque cluster of Georgian buildings nestled between rolling hills, all prettily matching in that iconic, honey coloured Bath stone. It’s so lovely, in fact, that the National Trust bought the nearest hill to…

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Photo Friday – Inca Tern

Inca Tern, sea bird, Bristol Zoo

Today’s Photo Friday is another of my shots from Bristol Zoo, which I visited recently. This moustachioed seabird is an Inca Tern, one of a huge, friendly flock which make their home in the zoo’s penguin enclosure. I love their curly white moustaches and think they make really photogenic birds.

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Photo Friday… Jock the Gorilla

Jock the Gorilla

Two shots for Photo Friday this week, as I couldn’t decide which was the best! Last week, Sam and I visited Bristol Zoo and were lucky enough to arrive on time to watch the gorillas being fed. Since we visited on a weekday, the zoo was quieter than normal and…

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Review: Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa

Water is the ultimate life, pure as crystal, the divine influx.” – Ted Hughes. Thanks to it’s thermal springs, which are the only hot springs in the UK, delivering over one million litres of naturally hot, mineral-rich waters every day, Bath has long been associated with health and restoration. The…

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Photo Friday – Bristol Street Art

Street Art, Bristol

Today’s Photo Friday is a really cool piece of street art I spotted in Bristol last week. At first glance, we thought it might be a Banksy piece – he is from Bristol, after all – but the signature shows it was actually done by JPS Artist.  

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Review: Olive Tree Restaurant

Duck Liver, poached and roasted, cranberry, shiitake mushrooms, candied walnuts and orange.

Nestled in the basement of the splendid Georgian building that is The Queensberry Hotel, the dimly lit Olive Tree restaurant is intimate and quietly glamorous. The décor here is sophisticated but simple, with clean white walls and wood flooring creating a classic, relaxing environment, and a touch of elegance from the…

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Photo Friday – Fisherman in Guernsey

Fisherman, fly fishing, Guernsey

This week’s Photo Friday is a picture I took of a man fly fishing at a reservoir in Guernsey. I just liked the composition with his reflection in the water. We spent a fantastic week in Guernsey, Sam’s home, and this was taken on the last day as the sun was…

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