DUNSTON HALL NORWICH – HOTEL GUIDE & REVIEW

Hi my lovely readers! When you think of England, the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful landscape and the grand manor houses that often appear in movies such as Pride and Prejudice and TV shows for instance Miss Marple. These old beautiful and historic mansions can be found all across the country. Plenty have been converted into hotels, which allows many of … Continue reading DUNSTON HALL NORWICH – HOTEL GUIDE & REVIEW

HOW TO GET INTO LONDON FROM THE AIRPORTS

Hi my lovely readers! London must be one of the most visited cities in the world. Millions of visitors grace the streets every year and sometimes it feels like there are more tourist in the streets of London than locals! And of course, it is obvious why so many people come every year. London has literally everything: culture, history, it is a culinary heaven, nightlife, … Continue reading HOW TO GET INTO LONDON FROM THE AIRPORTS

HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Hi my lovely readers! The Isle of Wight is the largest island in England and a popular holiday destination due to its mild climate. As you know, the summers are not that long and hot here in the UK and a visit to the Isle of Wight, especially in August, allows you to extend that summer feeling just a little longer. There is plenty to … Continue reading HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

AUDLEY END – A GRAND VICTORIAN COUNTRY ESTATE

Hi my lovely readers! I love British history and especially the grand country estates. There are hundreds scattered across the country and last year I was drawn to the Victorian country estate Audley End House and Gardens in Essex. Audley End is managed by English Heritage and my membership allowed me free access to the site. I managed to squeeze in a cheeky visit just … Continue reading AUDLEY END – A GRAND VICTORIAN COUNTRY ESTATE

BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – MORE ANIMALS

Hi my lovely readers! We already explored the deer and birds of Bushy Park and today I want to talk about the remaining wildlife that can be spotted in my local park. The park is full of different mammals, fish and of course plenty of little and almost invisible¬†insects that are totally worth watching and learning more about. If you have not gone out to … Continue reading BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – MORE ANIMALS

ELTHAM PALACE – FORGOTTEN ROYAL RESIDENCE AND ART DECO HEAVEN

Hi my lovely readers! Happy New Year to all of you and welcome to 2021. I hope you all had a great start to the new year and were able to relax a little and recharge over the past days. I cannot wait to fill this blog some more this year with inspiring and useful content for you guys while sharing some of my tips … Continue reading ELTHAM PALACE – FORGOTTEN ROYAL RESIDENCE AND ART DECO HEAVEN

ALL ABOUT TANKS – THE TANK MUSEUM IN DORSET, UK

Hi my lovely readers! There are some odd, weird, quirky and out of the ordinary museums out there in the world. One of these museums, at least for me, must be the Tank Museum in Dorset, UK. This museum is fully dedicated to anything tanks and military vehicles related. It has a vast collection of tanks from WWI to today, from different eras, countries, uses … Continue reading ALL ABOUT TANKS – THE TANK MUSEUM IN DORSET, UK

THE MOST POPULAR FREE MUSEUMS IN LONDON

Hi my lovely readers! London certainly is an expensive city for tourist and residents alike. There is much to do and see and many of the visitor attractions come with a hefty entrance price. But luckily, London has a lot of excellent free attractions, including many museums that are world class, engaging and of course super interesting. You can easily get lost in the museums … Continue reading THE MOST POPULAR FREE MUSEUMS IN LONDON

THE BEST HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES IN LONDON

Hi my lovely readers! England is famous for its monarchs, amazing old historic manner houses, palaces and of course beautiful and stunning landscapes. And in London some of the most known, famous and possibly significant palaces of the country’s history can be found. So you are spoiled for choice. These are: The Tower of London – Famous for the Crown Jewels Kensington Palace – The … Continue reading THE BEST HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES IN LONDON

STEPPING BACK IN TIME – A VISIT TO THE SITE OF THE 1066 BATTLE OF HASTINGS, UK

Hi my lovely readers! I am always keen to learn more about the UK and this time I stepped back almost 1000 years in time! I visited the site where the most talked about event in English history took place, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. This battle was very significant and changed the course of England forever. It was super interesting to … Continue reading STEPPING BACK IN TIME – A VISIT TO THE SITE OF THE 1066 BATTLE OF HASTINGS, UK

VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDEN – BRITAIN’S HOTTEST GARDEN, UK

Hi my lovely readers! The Isle of Wight, just of the cost of mainland England, is such a popular holiday destinations for Brits and I can see absolutely why. The island is so scenic, the views are just breathtaking and there is plenty to do. One of the popular tourist attractions on the Ilse of Wight is Ventnor Botanic Garden in Ventnor. WHY IS IT … Continue reading VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDEN – BRITAIN’S HOTTEST GARDEN, UK

CROSSING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT – RED FUNNEL CAR FERRY, UK

The Isle of Wight is a famous and popular holiday destination in the UK, a small island visible from mainland England just of the coast of Southampton. It can be reached by ferry and many companies offer connections from several English ports such as Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington to the island. I decided to go from Southampton with the ferry company Red Funnel as this … Continue reading CROSSING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT – RED FUNNEL CAR FERRY, UK

TRAVELLING DURING COVID TIMES IN THE UK – MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

I took a small weekend trip a few weeks ago to the Isle of Wight. One ferry crossing with the car, one night in a hotel and some sightseeing to test the waters, as they say, how travelling is during Covid times, here in the UK. My partner and I went away from Sunday to Monday for our short trip. We decided to shift our … Continue reading TRAVELLING DURING COVID TIMES IN THE UK – MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

THE REAL UNDERGROUND MINING EXPERIENCE – BIG PIT NATIONAL COAL MUSEUM, WALES

One of the most extraordinary and interesting places in the UK must be the Big Pit National Coal Museum. This museum with World Heritage status gives you the opportunity to go on an underground tour with a real miner and experience at first hand what life used to be underground for men, woman, children and even animals. Big Pit is located in the Blaenavon area … Continue reading THE REAL UNDERGROUND MINING EXPERIENCE – BIG PIT NATIONAL COAL MUSEUM, WALES

EXPLORING THE ROYAL PARKS IN LONDON – BUSHY PARK PHOTO DIARY

Hi my lovely readers! The UK is famous for its monarchs, its beautiful villages and its many manor houses and castles.¬†Often these magnificent properties came with lots of acres of land that were used for different purposes. Around London, many famous palaces are still in use and many of them are open to the public for viewings and visits. Bushy Park, located just on the … Continue reading EXPLORING THE ROYAL PARKS IN LONDON – BUSHY PARK PHOTO DIARY

HIKING IN ENGLAND – HINDHEAD COMMONS AND THE DEVIL’S PUNCH BOWL

We are all looking for things to do during lockdown and the social distancing times when shops, restaurants, sights, well really anything is closed and we are supposed to stay away from people. We are getting super bored and frustrated being stuck at home and doing the same over and over again. BUT, better times are definitely ahead for us here in the UK as … Continue reading HIKING IN ENGLAND – HINDHEAD COMMONS AND THE DEVIL’S PUNCH BOWL