Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a beautiful city, and after spending four days there I got just a taste of everything on offer. With so much history, stunning architecture and amazing Christmas markets – yes, it’s coming up to that time again! – it is a great city to explore! Here are some of…

Innsbruck, Austria

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: I love Innsbruck! It was a last minute addition to our mini-Europe adventure, but I am so glad we took the slight detour and time to visit. It was my first sight of mountains in real life, and it took…

Tenerife | Sun, Sea And Total Relaxation

The last time I ventured overseas for a week of relaxation was September 2014. While I’ve worked hard and been lucky to have a couple of breaks overseas since, it’s been far too long since I spent the day doing nothing by the pool. And I really enjoy lazying by…

Hamburg, Germany

The city of Hamburg was second on my visit list in December, and while I only had a few days to explore, I had great fun checking the place out! While I may have taken a fair number of photos, here are some of my favourites…

Photo Friday: Stately Home

Luton Hoo is a country estate, home to a luxury hotel, restaurant, golf course and spa. Sitting between Luton, Bedfordshire and Harpenden, Hertfordshire, it has a history of over 300 years. But most importantly, I got to enjoy lunch there today, meaning I got to take some snaps of the…

Postcard from…Oxford

There are many reasons why I love the city of Oxford in England – there’s a huge amount of history, the world-famous Oxford University and stunning architecture to see. I picked up a few postcards in Oxford, but this is one of my favourites because it shows the Hertford Bridge,…

Photo Friday: Het Zand Fountain

There are a few squares in Bruges, each with its own character. Although Grote Markt steals most of the limelight, when exploring the city and stumbling upon others, we saw this fountain at Het Zand, between Grote Markt and the train station. There are some questionable figures on the fountain,…

Photo Friday: In Love With A Lake

There’s a park close to my house with a lovely lake and plenty of space to enjoy a relaxing walk. We recently had a very rare, stunningly sunny day, and I just had to take advantage of the opportunity to try out my new camera! The place itself is really…

Photo Friday: Rainy Brussels

We arrived in Brussels to find a rainy city – not great when you are trying to find your hotel and pulling a super heavy suitcase for a 20-minute walk! As we got to the hotel, one of the things the receptionist advised we do was climb the ‘mountain’ for…

Photo Friday: Christmas Tree

As we draw closer to the festive period, or more importantly the big day (Christmas…), decorations are popping up all over the country and all over the world. I saw this tree in the main square Grote Markt, Brussels yesterday. During the day, it’s an averagely impressive Christmas tree, but…

Photo Friday: The Thinker

One of Rodin’s most famous pieces, I knew of the sculpture without knowing the name of it or the artist who created it. It wasn’t until we visited Musée Rodin in Paris that I spotted the sculpture (not hard, it’s big!) and I put two and two together. Many of…

Montparnasse Tower, Paris

From a distance, Montparnasse Tower looks just like an ordinary office block. But the real gem lies at the top of the building, where you’ll find a large, open-air viewing platform. The obvious choice for panoramic views of Paris is the Eiffel Tower. However, we were staying just a couple…

The town that decorated!

The small market town of Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, England has found a unique way to commemorate our fallen soldiers – they have decorated their quaint little town centre with poppies. But not real poppies, or the type you’d fasten to your coat. Instead, they’ve knitted loads of poppies in…

Photo Friday: Woodwork

Growing up as a child, my Grandad used to do a lot of woodwork. I was always amazed at the things he had carved and created, and so when we visited Berlin on our last visit, childhood memories came flooding back at the sight of the woodwork in the shops!…

Photo Friday: London Eye

Officially opened on the 31st December 1999, the Millennium Wheel was built to celebrate the new millennium. Now known as the London Eye, there are 32 sealed, air-conditioned pods that offered the highest panoramic views of London before the viewing platform of the Shard opened, from Europe’s biggest ferris wheel.…

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Originally built as the entrance to the 1889 World Fair, the Eiffel Tower has since become one of the most recognisable buildings in the world. Instead of being dismantled at the end of the fair, it remained because it was so useful as a radio broadcasting tower, and the people…

Photo Friday: Monkey Cake

Last weekend was the Cake and Bake Show 2014 in London. A variety of cakes, savoury products, cooking equipment and general kitchen equipment was on show and sale. But hidden at one end of the exhibition was a cake competition, and some of the cakes on show were amazing. The monkey…