Girls trip time again! This time in the steel city itself – Sheffield! This industrial northern city holds a special place in my heart as it’s where I did my Masters Degree and made some life long friends. So grabbing my bestest friend in the whole world we’re off for some culture, shopping and boozing.Continue reading “Sheffield stop over”
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Xmas markets 2021
A quick photo dump of our annual girls trip. This time we’ve headed to the industrial city of Birmingham, almost my second home city. Our whirlwind tour featured singing moose heads, cat cafes, terrible weather and lots of gin!
War of the Worlds
We finally make it to the War of the Worlds interactive experience. A live action walk through of the classic sci-fi tale of the aftermath of a martian invasion. We can’t take any photos inside the actual experience so here’s a few from the themed pub as we wait to go in – complete withContinue reading “War of the Worlds”
Another visit to my favourite tourist spot back in August 2021 – Camden Town. Camden is a riot of colourful street art, hectic markets, tourist tat, drunks, street hustlers and all of life lived large. It’s a place I can revisit time and time again (and do!) because it is just so much fun. WhetherContinue reading “Camden town”
Camden & War
Back in August 2021 we headed to the War of the World’s interactive experience. The hubby is a huge fan of all things WofW so he is mega excited – but little did i know he had an exciting surprise for me first – THE LONDON EYE!! Woo hoo! But first a float down theContinue reading “Camden & War”
Finally getting around to the last spot of our Southern Explorer way back in July 2021. We’re ending in the street art mecca of Bristol. Every wall is a colourful canvas with some surviving for years but others mere days before being tagged, amended or reworked. The harbour is a lovely place to sit andContinue reading “Bristol”
During our nostalgic trip around Torbay we pop to my favourite ever beach – Meadfoot! Meadfoot beach is a mixture of rock, stone and sandy areas. It’s a real scorcher of a day and the colour of the water is amazing, with blue, green and also yellow tones. We could be anywhere in the worldContinue reading “Meadfoot beach”
We’re stopping for a few nights in my old childhood haunt of Torquay now. Where I spent many a six week holiday growing up. The council have done a fantastic job of planting up the municipal borders with stunning wildflowers of every colour. We even spot a lil buzzy bee waving its fuzzy behind around.
For last year’s birthday celebrations we’re in the sunny tourist trap that is Brixham. Originally a Saxon settlement, Brixham was the landing place of William of Orange and many of the town’s inhabitants, who are descendants of the Dutch army, have Dutch surnames. At the mouth of Brixham harbour is Breakwater Beach, one of theContinue reading “Brixham bday”
One of the many lovely beaches around Newquay is Crantock Beach. The impressive stretch of sand was voted Best British Beach by BBC Coast 2013. Crantock offers a large expanse of golden sands backed by dunes between the Pentire Headland to the west and the Gannel river to the east. The dunes rise steeply toContinue reading “Crantock beach”