England

Eating in a toilet in London at the Attendant

I have a love affair with food. I will happily graze all day and I love finding quirky places to, or ones based in incredible buildings. I wee while ago (pun intended), a friend of mine told me about a place in London, which was a former public toilet, now converted into a cafe/coffee house. It sounded fantastic, so I went to have a look. Ladies and gentleman, I give...

Top 5 things to do in Bath, Somerset

From Georgian architecture and ancient hot pools to more exuberant pools on a rooftop and cream teas. The UNESCO heritage city of Bath in Somerset is a must for a weekend city break, you’ll leave feeling full of knowledge and be relaxed at the same time. I happened to only have one day in Bath, as part of my England to Wales Road trip lately, but I still...

Quirky Accommodation: Staying in a Barn in Somerset

I love quirky accommodation and have previously slept on a backpacker boat in the Abel Tasman, New Zealand, in a converted train carriage in Sydney, Australia and in a Cave in Goreme, Turkey. It makes for a unique travel experience, I feel. This past weekend my mum and I stayed in a barn in rural Somerset, England, as part of our road trip from England to Wales and...

Breakfast with a view at Duck and Waffle, London

Imagine being served up a unique breakfast, cooked by a Michelin star chef, whilst enjoying the panoramic views of a great city. It wouldn’t be a bad start to the day, would it? Duck and Waffle is the UK’s highest restaurant, situated on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, in Bishopsgate; just a short walk from Liverpool Street station. in central London...

A weekend wander to Brighton, England

On the surface, Brighton looks like your ordinary British seaside town. It has a beach, with cute little deck chairs, a pier, amusement arcades, and places to pig out on fish and chips. However, Brighton has redeveloped itself, away from the traditional seaside resort, and has a bit of a quirky side, with its cute little lanes, alternative shops, and artsy scene...

A weekend wander to Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel sounds like it should be in France, or mainland Europe. It sounds positively continental, and just rolls off the tongue like melted butter. It isn’t though, it is a little market town, in West Sussex, in the South East of England, and was the destination of choice for my weekend wander last weekend. When I think of England; what often comes to mind is...

A Weekend Wander to Hever Castle, Kent

Summer has arrived and is firmly underway in the UK, and with that, many people jet off on their 1 or 2 week breaks to Europe or further afield. However, you don’t always have to jet off to faraway lands to discover something new, or different. Something amazing can be found on your doorstep. Living back in England, and having recently moved to the South East...

Buying a car, as a traveller

This post isn’t so much about travel, or about what amazingly wonderful, or exotic country I have been to. It is about something which most people would consider normal, or part of ‘regular life, but is a huge step for me. Today, I bought and picked up a new car; something I mentioned I was doing in a previous post about ‘settling down’ (or...

A Weekend Wander to Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

I previously have written about the time I spent in Bakewell, in Derbyshire, when I returned home for a short visit. It is such a quaint wee village town, where the famous Bakewell tart was born. Set amongst the Derbyshire hills, it is easily accessible from larger towns and cities such as Derby, Chesterfield and Sheffield. Recently, I went to catch up with a friend...

A new direction for life in a rucksack

Sometimes it takes slowing down, to realise how much of a crazy ride you’ve been on. When I was younger, I loved roller coasters; the more daring the better. You could hang me upside down and spin me round as fast as possible, and I’d still scream ‘faster, faster’. I loved the thrill, buzz and excitement. I’d go on the most dangerous...

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