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 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┬áinsects that are totally worth watching and learning more about. If you have not gone out to … Continue reading BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – MORE ANIMALS

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

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

WHY I AM NOT BOOKING A HOLIDAY TO GO ABROAD IN 2020

Hi my lovely readers! We all want a break. We all need a break. We are all desperate to get away for a while and just leave our worries behind. For many of us that means using our annual holiday to take a vacation abroad. Away from home in a different country, miles away from home if possible. Well, a neighbouring country will do as … Continue reading WHY I AM NOT BOOKING A HOLIDAY TO GO ABROAD IN 2020

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

BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – DEER

Bushy Park, one of the eight Royal Parks in London, is full of wildlife that can often be spotted throughout the park. And the most famous residents within Bushy Park must be the Red and Fallow Deer, which are freely roaming around the park. In fact, Bushy Park is a deer park, but what does that mean exactly? The National Trust (2020) defines deer parks … Continue reading BUSHY PARK WILDLIFE DIARY – DEER

THE ULTIMATE LONDON TEA EXPERIENCE

Are you looking for a special gift for your loved once or possibly an interesting and a bit out of the ordinary experience? Are you coming to London and want to connect with the British culture and learn a bit more about the nation’s favourite beverage? Do you know someone that really loves tea or possibly, you love tea yourself? Then this post is for … Continue reading THE ULTIMATE LONDON TEA EXPERIENCE

2 DAY TRIP IDEAS FROM LONDON BY TRAIN: WINDSOR CASTLE AND STONEHENGE

Lots of tourist come to London every year. According to the Office for National Statistics (2019) around 19 million people visited London alone in 2018. It is a great city with lots to offer, lots to see and even more to do. But there are plenty of other cities and places in Britain that are worth a visit, which are sometimes forgotten. And best of … Continue reading 2 DAY TRIP IDEAS FROM LONDON BY TRAIN: WINDSOR CASTLE AND STONEHENGE

LITTLE PROVENCE IN ENGLAND – MAYFIELD LAVENDER FARM

Have you ever seen pictures of a lavender field and thought, WOW? Well, I certainly feel like this every single time I see pictures of lavender farms. I instantly think of that typical Lavender scent and I am amazed and fascinated by the vibrant purple colours. I always wanted to see a Lavender field. So, a few weeks ago I decided it was time for … Continue reading LITTLE PROVENCE IN ENGLAND – MAYFIELD LAVENDER FARM

A FUN DAY OUT AT SHUTTLEWORTH: A FANTASTIC AIRHOW DISPLAY

As a foreigner living in London, I have a list of things that I associate with Britain and that I really want to see and do such as going for Afternoon Tea or watching a Boat Race, because those things are typically British to me. And going to an Airshow to see historic aircrafts flying was definitely on my list! I went to Shuttleworth, which … Continue reading A FUN DAY OUT AT SHUTTLEWORTH: A FANTASTIC AIRHOW DISPLAY