Postcard from…Temple Church

As if the inside of the church isn’t stunning enough, the outside of Temple Church is just as interesting to look at! The level of detail on this hidden London church isn’t on the same level as Sagrada Familia or Notre Dame, but it’s the modesty and simplicity that make it…

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Floating Flower Market, Amsterdam

Claimed to be the only floating flower market in the world, the flower market in Amsterdam is definitely a must see. Moored up on the Singel canal, just a short walk from Dam Square, the market is made up of a number of houseboats, or shopboats if you like, that…

Postcards from…Paris

The postcard collection is growing! These postcards came to me courtesy of my parents, who just enjoyed their first visit to Paris and their first experience on the Eurostar. In fact, I’m not sure if they enjoyed the Eurostar more than the long weekend in Paris, and if they could…

Travel gifts from Paris!

I love bringing back goodies from my travels to share with people. And the next best thing when I can’t go exploring is when other people bring back goodies for me! My parents have just returned from a long weekend in Paris to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday. It was…

Schokoladen Museum, Cologne

When planning my trip to Cologne I found the Lindt chocolate museum, located on a funky island on the Rhine. A whole museum dedicated to chocolate? How could I ever miss an opportunity to spend time surrounded by all things chocolate?! It just so happens that the museum was opposite the…

Postcard from…Temple Church

I made my way into London last month for a family gathering, and found that not only was London hosting ‘Open London’, an event allowing the public into usually private places, but also that Temple Church was part of the event. I’d been wanting to visit the church for quite a…

Plan it…or wing it?

I’m super excited about my upcoming December mini-travels in Europe, and as such spend a great deal of time reading about things to do there, places to see, how to get about etc. As I sat on my lunch break last week looking at ways to get to a tiny…

Postcard from…Brandenburg Gate History

Located in the heart of Berlin, Brandenburg Gate is a major sight that millions flock to every year. It was originally built on the site of a city gate, and later was one of the main locations for the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. Due to its age, Brandenburg…

Manneken and Jeanneke Pis, Brussels

It’s strange to think millions of people who visit Brussels hunt out a statue of a little boy urinating into a fountain. Stranger still, to think they might search for a similar statue of a little girl doing the same. And yet, that’s just what I found myself doing when…

Postcard from…Rusty Gun

My mum and dad live on the edge of a large town. It should technically be a city, but for silly reasons (football team names…), it’s still a town. If you venture 5 minutes away, you’re in the countryside. Farmers land, village pubs and country lanes. I love the hustle…

Open London: Temple Church and Inns of Court

It’s well known that there is loads to do in London. And I’m not just talking about the big sights like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, but also the smaller things like the numerous markets and neighbourhoods. So when a day in London was organised with my boyfriend’s family, I…

Postcard from…Gibraltar, again.

I visited Gibraltar on a rainy Sunday, when there were hardly any shops open and there were barely any people around. Although the weather wasn’t great, it did mean I didn’t have to queue for hours to get through border control from Spain to Gibraltar, and there weren’t huge crowds to…

Postcard from…Ramsgate

As a proper seaside town, Ramsgate has all the tourist-y souvenirs that you would expect – sticks of rock, magnets, t-shirts and the like. Of course, I picked a postcard up from my short stay in Ramsgate! While there, I didn’t get to see much else than the harbour and the…

Speedy trip to the seaside!

Tucked away in the southeast of England, Ramsgate is a charming seaside town. So when my boyfriend and I were invited to a family friend’s wedding there, we jumped at the chance for a mini break away! Although it’s just a couple of hours drive from West London, passing Heathrow airport…

Postcard from…Gibraltar

Tucked away on the southern end of Spain, Gibraltar is a complete mind melt. As you cross the border from Spain into the country, you immediately notice the differences. Not only does the main road in cross the country’s only runway, but the decor is traditionally British. In fact, you could…

Starting the journey…

After posting my recent Travel Plan, I was so happy with the response! I was touched that people took the time to offer their advice, and I have definitely taken it all on board. While everything isn’t completely booked yet (or even planned!) I’ve got the first two stops locked…

Postcard from…Cathedral Cove

I love getting postcards, and on my latest visit to my parents house I noticed this postcard lying on the side. My cousin recently moved to New Zealand to train as a pilot, and has sent us a postcard from one of his trips exploring the island. This officially takes the…

TRYP Palma Bellver, Palma

On our recent trip to Palma, we wanted the best of both worlds – interesting city break and lazy days lounging by the pool. I thought it was a bit ambitious, and didn’t hold much hope of finding an affordable hotel in a great location with a pool. But then…

Postcard from…Thassos

I love checking my postbox and finding gems like this in there! Emily, from That Emily, just came back from a week on the sunny island of Thassos in Greece. Knowing about my love of postcards, she sent this classic beach holiday number to me, scoring high on the brownie…

The Plan – how hard can it be?

I get carried away when I’m planning a trip – I forget that travel takes time and that I personally prefer to travel slow and get a real feel for a place, rather than stop for a day and see just the high street. So when my boyfriend and I…