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Bella Marbella

Bella Marbella

We visted Marbella over Easter long weekend…I’ll be honest, for the most part we were those ‘Brits on tour’ down at the port side. However for one beautiful day we checked out the old town of Marbella and, well, you can see where it got it’s name! I can highly recommend Bar Altamirano for amazing seafood … Continue reading

February funshine: Winter in Gran Canaria

February funshine: Winter in Gran Canaria

Well this year I hit fabulous 30. Not deterred by the milestone, I sought to make it the sunniest birthday month possible in the midst of a European winter…hence why I headed to (pretty much!) Africa. No longer content to just go for a nice birthday meal, in recent years my friends have embarked on … Continue reading

Weekender in the real capital

Weekender in the real capital

Can you believe I’ve lived in the UK for 3.5 years and I had never visited Winchester? The old capital of England? The home of kings, of artists, of politics for hundreds of years? I know, it’s shocking. I recently atoned by going on a fantastic weekend girls’ trip resplendent with chilly blue skies and costume silliness. … Continue reading

Walking Tour of Wapping

Walking Tour of Wapping

On a freezing cold morning, I found myself walking around derelict spots of east London in a bid to uncover hidden secrets about my home borough, Wapping. I don’t want to give away all the surprises but The Bill,  The Battle of Cable Street, Tobacco Dock, Graham Norton and News International all featured heavily…as well … Continue reading

2017: bringing in the brunch

2017: bringing in the brunch

So I headed from Cairns to Melbourne, on what is usually 3.5 hour flight. It was a beautiful clear day and I spent most of the flight glued to the window staring out at alternating views of unending coastline, brown land, farmland and ocean. You really begin to understand the term ‘The Never Never’ when … Continue reading

Sounds like home: Cairns stereo

Sounds like home: Cairns stereo

The most poignant element of my trip to Cairns for Christmas was realising just how noisy it is in Australia. At 5am there is a chorus of birds, insects, geckos to keep you awake…and all day the wildlife and weather kept me buzzing in sensory overload. It’s remarkable how empty and silent a city as big as … Continue reading

Cairns-mas! Festive in FNQ

Cairns-mas! Festive in FNQ

My first Christmas in Cairns in five years! My first Australian summer in almost as long. It’s safe to say I was unpleasantly hot, sweaty and swollen but equally as excited, relaxed and melancholic to spend a week of holidays in my old hometown. I went through a range of feelings while in Cairns; nostalgia, confusion, … Continue reading

Danish Christmas at the Tivoli

Danish Christmas at the Tivoli

Also known as the weekend I put on approximately 5kg in one evening. My blogging hiatus is over and this post is a throwback to my first experience of Scandinavian Christmas dinner. I’m still unsure if our dinner at the Relsteds’ was representative of all Danes’ Christmas traditions or just those of my friend’s family but let me … Continue reading