TRADITIONAL BRITISH PUB FOOD – PUB GRUB CLASSICS

Hi my lovely readers! Britain is famous for its pubs. Literally everyone who comes to the island to visit will end up in a pub for either a drink, lunch or dinner. Going to the pub for a drink after work, meeting friends for a catch up over dinner or going for a Sunday lunch with the family is embedded in those of us living … Continue reading TRADITIONAL BRITISH PUB FOOD – PUB GRUB CLASSICS

HAM HOUSE – A GRAND STUART HOUSE AND THE MOST HAUNTED IN BRITAIN

Hi my lovely readers! Situated on the banks of the river Thames on the outskirts of London sits one of the great, if not the grandest Stuart houses in England – Ham House. Mostly unchanged and displaying a fine collection of art, furnishings and fabrics collected by the Duchess of Lauderdale and her descendants over 400 years, Ham House is a great place to learn … Continue reading HAM HOUSE – A GRAND STUART HOUSE AND THE MOST HAUNTED IN BRITAIN

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

Hi my lovely readers! The Mediterranean is one of the most beautiful regions in the world and it’s versatile landscape makes for an ever changing scenery that can be easily explored by cruise. You can enjoy a day at the beach on the French Riviera, immerse yourself in cultural experiences in Rome or just take a stroll along the tiny cobble streets lined with cute … Continue reading 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

PRINTABLE POLAR WATERS EXPEDITION CRUISE PACKING LIST

Hi my lovely readers! In 2019 I went on an Expedition cruise to Svalbard, in the Arctic on MS Spitsbergen with Hurtigruten and was totally underprepared when it came to packing for my trip. Of course I looked at the weather forecast and the temperature chart, but the weather is colder than you would expect in the polar regions in terms of how it feels, … Continue reading PRINTABLE POLAR WATERS EXPEDITION CRUISE PACKING LIST

TROPICAL BIRDS – PARAKEETS IN LONDON

Hi my lovely readers! The other day I was going for my daily walk around Bushy Park and decided to head to the Woodland Gardens, which is sort of a little garden within the park with little ponds, relaxing water features, colourful rhododendrons and plenty of other interesting pretty flowers and shrubs. The park is home to and a sanctuary to all sorts of animals … Continue reading TROPICAL BIRDS – PARAKEETS IN LONDON

TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE CRUISE DISEMBARKATION

Hi my lovely readers! I always dread the cruise disembarkation day. The day when the cruise is over and I have to get off the ship. That always makes me very sad, literally. And although I hate preparing the night before disembarkation, packing and gathering all my belongings from my cabin and preparing for the next day, I know it has to be done. Today, … Continue reading TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE CRUISE DISEMBARKATION

MY MISSION – VISITING ALL NATIONAL TRUST SITES

Hi my lovely readers! I recently became a member of the National Trust again, now for the third time in fact, as my English Heritage membership recently expired. I’m such a big fan of the National Trust and would urge anyone who can to become a member and support the great work they’re doing. Plus, it’s just a no brainer as the membership is really, … Continue reading MY MISSION – VISITING ALL NATIONAL TRUST SITES

CRUISE SHIP BAN – NO MORE CRUISE SHIPS IN VENICE

Hi my lovely readers! The summer season normally means it’s Mediterranean cruise season. The cruise industry has been hit pretty hard by the pandemic and cruise companies had to suspend operations all together for almost an entire year. And now the cruise industry most recently has been in the news again, but this time it’s about one specific port – Venice. Venice has been a … Continue reading CRUISE SHIP BAN – NO MORE CRUISE SHIPS IN VENICE

HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN DOVER

Hi my lovely readers! Dover is best known for the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and the Port of Dover, the cross-channel ferry port that connects the UK with France. This ferry link is vital as many of our goods are transported via ferry from mainland Europe to the UK. Dover keeps the nation supplied and running so to speak. Additionally, it’s a popular … Continue reading HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN DOVER

WHAT TO DO IN PORT: ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS

Hi my lovely readers! Many cruise lines offer Caribbean itineraries that stop at St. Thomas. Many people use the time in port for some souvenir shopping in the main terminal and of course going to the beach. Related post: 7 Reasons To Stay On The Ship While In Port But St. Thomas has many local sights that are worth exploring and that aren’t far away … Continue reading WHAT TO DO IN PORT: ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS

THE BEST-PRESERVED CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY IN ENGLAND – MOUNT GRACE PRIORY

Hi my lovely readers! Mount Grace Priory is a lovely cultural site in North Yorkshire, up in the North of England with an award winning garden that is absolutely beautiful and in full bloom right now. It’s the best-preserved Carthusian Monastery in England, although the majority of the monastery unfortunately lies in ruins, the main house is still standing and offers an impressive background to … Continue reading THE BEST-PRESERVED CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY IN ENGLAND – MOUNT GRACE PRIORY

KENILWORTH CASTLE – AN ENGLISH HERITAGE RUIN IN PICTURES

Hi my lovely readers! Today, I thought I’ll keep it sweet and short for you and show you mostly in pictures what Kenilworth Castle, one of the many English Heritage sites looks like and what you can expect from your visit. Kenilworth Castle is actually a ruin located in Warwickshire in England and managed by English Heritage nowadays. The castle was originally built in the … Continue reading KENILWORTH CASTLE – AN ENGLISH HERITAGE RUIN IN PICTURES

THE BIGGEST WATERFALL IN ENGLAND – HIGH FORCE WATERFALL

Hi my lovely readers! Last weekend I took my first trip up to the North of England, my first holiday for almost a year actually and I must say it didn’t disappoint at all. The North is the agricultural power house of England and you’ll come across plenty of fields with crops and livestock. As it’s summer, everything is lush green and so pretty to … Continue reading THE BIGGEST WATERFALL IN ENGLAND – HIGH FORCE WATERFALL

THE WEIRDEST QUESTIONS AND DEMANDS I ENCOUNTERED WHEN I WORKED FOR A CRUISE LINE

Hi my lovely readers! As you may know I worked a good three years for a cruise line as a reservation agent. I used to work in trade reservation, where I worked closely with travel agents and tour operators from across Europe. I mainly booked, amended and changed cruises. I enjoyed working there, but sometimes the favours, questions or demands guests had were weird, funny, … Continue reading THE WEIRDEST QUESTIONS AND DEMANDS I ENCOUNTERED WHEN I WORKED FOR A CRUISE LINE

COOMBE HILL – THE BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE IN PICTURES

Hi my lovely readers! Today I thought I’ll show you some more of the beautiful English countryside. I won’t bother you with too many words, I just want you to enjoy the pictures I took when I wondered around and explored Coombe Hill. Coombe Hill is a National Trust site 852 feet above the sea level with amazing views of Aylesbury Vale and very scenic … Continue reading COOMBE HILL – THE BEAUTIFUL ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE IN PICTURES

4 HAWKER CENTRES AND FOOD COURTS TO DINE AT IN SIGAPORE

Hi my lovely readers! Singapore is one of my favourite travel destinations. I had such a fantastic holiday experience, the country has so much to offer and I guess one of the contributing factors to this was the food. The food is superb in Singapore, full of variety and the hawker centres are the best places to dine at to get an authentic experience and … Continue reading 4 HAWKER CENTRES AND FOOD COURTS TO DINE AT IN SIGAPORE

CHARTWELL – THE FAMILY HOME OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

Hi my lovely readers! The countdown is on. From Monday museums and indoor sightseeing places will open up again once more, which means I will be able to visit some of the interesting and historic National Trust and English Heritage sites and houses again! I’ve been waiting for this day for such a long time, in fact it’s been 6 months since we were able … Continue reading CHARTWELL – THE FAMILY HOME OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

UK TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND QUARANTINE RULES

Hi my lovely readers! Here in the UK and especially England more and more restrictions are being lifted and from next week Monday 17th May 2021. We’re allowed to meet up with up to 6 people inside our homes again and indoor venues such as museums, cinemas and so on are going to be able to open once more, too. With more freedom, the weather … Continue reading UK TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND QUARANTINE RULES