Venice | Basilica, Monster Seagulls and Exploring!

Starting our second day in Venice with breakfast in bed, our hotel was really earning itself some brownie points. We soon got ourselves ready and out for another day of exploring. First on the agenda was a visit to the Basilica in San Marco Square. During our brief wandering yesterday, we’d…

Venice | The City That Glows

I have never liked early starts. I can’t sleep because I am always absolutely convinced that my 3 alarms won’t go off and I’ll miss my flight. Thankfully, my alarms (and my boyfriend’s back-up alarms) successfully managed to get me out of bed and to Heathrow in time for my…

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…

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…

Monkey Island Afternoon Tea

As a treat for my boyfriend, I thought it’d be nice to take him for afternoon tea. We’d already decided we were going to spend the day at Windsor Castle, so decided it’d be good to look for somewhere in that area. Windsor and the surrounding areas are lovely, so…

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…

Postcard from…Manneken Pis

One of the big ‘sights’ of Brussels is Manneken Pis, a statue of a small boy urinating into a fountain. We had a bit of trouble finding it, but the crowd soon gave it away, and so I just had to get a postcard to remind me of the random…

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…

Photo Friday: Sagrada Familia

The famous Sagrada Familia is a popular tourist hotspot in Barcelona, and well worth the visit. We got the audio guide while there, and it’s fascinating how much thought went into the building, with measurements being exact to get just the right kind of acoustics for the choir. Among the…

Photo Friday: Lock Bridge

It’s Valentines Day, so I thought I’d put up a bonus Photo Friday of Lock Bridge in Paris. The idea? Buy a padlock, write your names on it, lock it to the bridge and throw the key in the river. These kind of bridges are popping up in cities everywhere,…