Bath | Roman Ruins and Big Baths

Spontaneity is fun, but hard to fit in when every day seems to be super busy and planned so far in advance. So last week when my boyfriend suggested we head to the British city of Bath two days later, I jumped at the chance. A quick search for an…

Postcard from…Ramsgate Harbour

The seaside town of Ramsgate is the perfect weekend escape from London. Within minutes of wandering along the boat-filled harbour, the stress of the week melts away and you’re ready to just…relax. There’s a bit of something for everyone, with a sandy beach, plenty of pubs and restaurants and the…

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…

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…

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…

Photo Friday: Chapel

I’m still reeling from my visit to the stunning St Albans Cathedral! When I first entered the cathedral, I walked into the main area of worship (pews, altar, that kind of thing). As I made my way through, soaking up all the different aspects on offer, I found myself in…

Ben’s Cookies

In this world there are cookies, and then there are Ben’s Cookies. Located in several cities across England, with a number of shops in London (thankfully!), there are plenty of opportunities to sample the delights on offer in store. Each shop I’ve been to – maybe four? – has been…

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,…

Cake and Bake Show 2014

To celebrate another year of ageing, one of the gifts I received for my birthday was two tickets to the cake and bake show at Earls Court in London. My lovely boyfriend had the pleasure of accompanying me, which he only agreed to because he thought there’d be cake samples.…

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…

Harry Potter Studio Tour, England

The books stole the heart of almost every child and adult who read them, and the films captured those who were left. I’m hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like Harry Potter or who hasn’t seen the films. And this could be the reason that Warner Bros hit a…

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.…

Postcard from…Windsor Castle

During our recent staycation, we decided it was finally time to visit Windsor Castle. Although only 20 minutes from our home, we had never taken a tour and it seemed silly to us that tourists visit England, take the journey out from London and yet we haven’t bothered to drive…

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…