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Luxembourg

Luxembourg | Tiny Cities and Freezing Valleys

The older I get the more I appreciate a lay in. Especially on holiday, and especially when I've just travelled through 4 countries in as many days and am totally knackered. The day started much later than anticipated, but thankfully we had breakfast in our room after our supermarket raid the evening before, and fuelled up [...]

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Brighton

Brighton: Oh I Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside!

Getting up bright and early on a Bank Holiday Saturday is not my favourite thing, especially when I'm on the tail end of the busiest month of the year at work. But one thing I hate more than early mornings is traffic, and I will do nearly anything to avoid sitting in the car park [...]

Arts and crafts
Berlin

Taste of Berlin: Christmas Markets

Berlin at Christmas is the perfect way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit. From the huge buildings wrapped as presents, to the epic number of Christmas stalls dotted around the city, Christmas takes over the city. And it's enough to get even the biggest grinch in the festive spirit. There are a few big Christmas [...]

Floating flower market, Amsterdam
Amsterdam

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 are permanently moored year round. [...]

Gendarmenmarkt Sign, Berlin
Berlin*

Berlin Wall, Christmas markets and shopping!

With only 3 days to actually spend in Berlin, we wanted to get as much done as possible on our second day. It started with leftover gingerbread from yesterday for breakfast, before heading to Checkpoint Charlie. The plan was to head for the museum, but on the way we saw a huge sign saying PANORAMA. I'd [...]

Barcelona, Postcards

Postcard from…Barcelona marina

 An evening scene from one of my favourite European cities.I picked up a few postcards from Barcelona, but this is the one I found of my favourite part of the city. The marina is a vibrant part of the city, with a small shopping centre, aquarium and plenty of restaurants on offer. There's also the [...]

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London, Restaurant Review

Afternoon Tea at The Wolseley

After a few hours at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, it was time to get our fill of sophisticated finger sandwiches and cakes at The Wolseley. A cafe-restaurant in the popular Piccadilly area of London, The Wolseley holds prime position next to the well-known Ritz. We had a table booked for afternoon tea, [...]