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Best Pal-ermo!

Best Pal-ermo!

Continuing the glam of our “year of 30ths”, the girls headed for a long weekend in Palermo, Sicily for Naomi’s birthday. Mondello to be precise, a gorgeous beach just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Palermo city. Mondello has an incredible soft, bright blue beach, a lovely long esplanade lined with cafes and cool … Continue reading

Tex Mex

Tex Mex

So from liberal NOLA on to the conservative neighbour state, Texas. We decided to go to Texas mostly because of the fabulous things we’d heard about Austin…I need a whole separate post for that! But we certainly learnt a lot about the state in our few days travelling the triangle between San Antonio , Austin … Continue reading

Only in NOLA 

Only in NOLA 

New Orleans was our first stop on the trip of a lifetime to explore one incredible, unique and legendary corner of the deep south United States. A trip so GREAT I’m going to drag it out over four posts. There’s so much to say! A mixture of tropical weather, mysterious food recipes and, most of … Continue reading

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

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