Tagged with bucket list

January Blues

January Blues

I am watching a BBC Attenborough show and I’m almost in tears because the chipmunk we have followed all through Autumn has now had his entire acorn stash decimated by an older, sneakier rival. How will he survive the long, cold winter? How will I survive the long, cold winter!? January tends to do this to people … Continue reading

Chocolate, beer and mussels…

Chocolate, beer and mussels…

No prizes for guessing where I went this weekend. It only took us three hours to get the Eurostar to Bruges, Belgium for a mini break. It is yummy, as is well documented by most people. It is a beautiful, medieval, canal city, also a well known story. But I really liked how simple everything … Continue reading

Sausage fest, Robin Hood and a meow-tfit

Sausage fest, Robin Hood and a meow-tfit

Who doesn’t love a food festival and a bit of medieval pageantry? Welcome to the East Midlands. A band of cities and countryside about two hours north of London often ignored by tourists and Aussie expats. Also often ignored by Brits, judging by the bemused reactions of my colleagues when I said we were going … Continue reading

Spectacular Spectacular

Spectacular Spectacular

A fun week of musical indulgence in London. I finally got to a musical (the first since Singing in the Rain this time last year), hung out with a bunch of cool hipsters for a midweek gig and saw a famous Dame and a Knight on stage! From Here to Eternity A fantastic new musical … Continue reading

Royals for the Weekend ~ Part One

Royals for the Weekend ~ Part One

If you invest in a Historic Royal Palaces membership (aka history geek card) you will be rewarded with year-round, free entry into the Tower of London, Hampton Court, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Kensington Palace. Score! I have already waffled about my love for the Tower of London and the last few weekends have … Continue reading

History Happy

History Happy

After a draining few weeks of job applications, interviews and trying to waste time without wasting money, I decided I needed a trip to my happy place to unwind. Note that my happy place just happens to be the birthplace of Britain’s historical love affair with war, torture and political oppression…The Tower of London. A … Continue reading

My UKet list…!

My UKet list…!

Come at me with suggestions! What should a francophile, gastronome, nostalgist, ailurophile, oenophile* be aiming to achieve with her free time in the UK and Europe? Sometimes lists such as the one I am compiling pertain to a certain bucket being kicked at the end but seeing as I would like to be very much alive when my visa expires … Continue reading