This is my very last post… I’ve been blogging for almost a year now – and I’ve loved every minute of it: even the late nights, panics over technical issues, pangs of inadequacies when I’ve compared my work with others. Not forgetting to mention: meeting several wonderful people through social media, their blogs and in real […]


Holiday Snapshots #20 San Blas

Hanne Hellvik has been to an incredible 50 countries in her lifetime – and writes about her amazing experiences over at Places Peoples Stories. This week, she is sharing her honeymoon trip to the little explored San Blas Islands of Panama. Imagine an idyllic, unspoilt paradise… well San Blas is that and more… Over to […]


How To Claim Back Your Airport Tax

As I was going through my plans for our trip to Thailand this year, it occurred to me that I might be able to claim some money back from British Airways for our flights… Money off you exclaim? Yes! If you didn’t already know, during the last budget Chancellor George Osborne declared that Airport Passenger Duty for […]


A Chilly Visit To National Trust’s Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote estate is a medieval moated manor house set deep within the charming Kent countryside. Hubby was in charge of choosing our port of call – thinking that we had never visited the area. But as we arrived, and I saw the unmistakable Oast houses that litter the skyline, I had a serious case of […]


Travel Quote of the Week


Holiday Snapshots #19 France


Reviewed: Ox Pasture Hall, Scarborough


How to Choose Your Holiday Destinations