A short and sweet round up of our trip – it feels like it lasted for months, in the very best way. We ate so many great things, so many awesome things, sweated A LOT, spent too much money, drove over a thousand miles across Kentucky, went to a drive-thru ATM more than once just for the […]
This year, we were lucky to be able to coincide our visit to Kentucky with the annual bourbon festival. Lee was especially pleased that I basically did all the driving so he could do all the sampling. I highly recommend a road trip around Kentucky. We completed the Bourbon Trail, having done bits of it […]
If there is one thing America knows how to do right, it’s a flea market. I’ve been to a couple in my time, but this time I made it to not one, not two, but THREE. My cousin Anne loves antiqueing, and we both have a ruthless policy of strategising our approach to both looking […]
I just got back from a couple of weeks State-side. I took a couple of weeks off from being diabetic and am amazed to only have put on a couple of pounds after this lot. I’m still dreaming about that cheese pocket.
A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful 48 hours in Copenhagen with my BFF, Jo.We’d both really wanted to visit for some time, and we finally made it. Our Air B&B was simply perfection – great location, and in the oldest building in the city! Highly recommended if you’re visiting. It is such a […]
This past weekend, Lee, Max and I took off to the Cumbrian countryside to spend a few days in a wig-wam. It was a lovely sunny weekend, although a little cold. We motored down the A74 and in less than 2 hours, were in our very own wooden hobbit house for the weekend. Lee has […]
This past weekend, we knocked another thing off Lee’s bucket list and travelled up to Inverness by train. He sometimes has to drive up that way for work and never gets to admire the scenery, so going by train seemed the perfect way to allow him to gawp at the hills for as long as he […]
Over Easter, Lee and I trundled down to Liverpool in the Raptur (my car) for the weekend. We were attending a bourbon festival, you may recall. I am happy to report that they served not only lashings of the alcoholic stuff, but also the biscuits – best of both worlds. We stayed at Hotel Indigo […]
The perfect New York day: << A walk on the High Line >> Lunch at Bill’s >> Shopping at Fishs Eddy >> Cocktails at the Waldorf Astoria >> Dinner at Quality Meats >> Starlight carriage ride round Central Park >> Nightcap at the Plaza << Truly a day and a whole trip to remember!
I know what you’re thinking – when did this turn into a travel blog? It sort of accidentally has, recently. I popped to Lanzarote for a few days recently with my best friend and her toddler son. We had a great time swimming in this sea and building sandcastles… ..shouting “volcano!” every three seconds… ..making […]
Warning – contains gratuitous meat-based food porn. Have you ever seen When Harry Met Sally? Needless to say, to those who know me personally, I haven’t (I haven’t seen many classic movies at all). But I am familiar with the scene in which Sally has a really good sandwich. I’m fairly sure that’s what she […]
I’m a big fan of watching competitive cookery, especially American competitive cookery. I think I’ve exhausted all of Netflix, both UK and US versions (although new episodes of Chopped AND Cut-throat Kitchen just popped up, goodbye spare time). So when I booked us up for NYC secretly, I thought I’d throw a little something for […]
Imagine waking up one morning and your wife saying, let’s not go to work today. Let’s go on a trip! To London! We’ll see a show, we’ll spend a few days, it’ll be fun. Don’t worry, I’ve squared it with your boss – let’s go to the airport. I’ve packed a bag! Then imagine you get […]
The theme today is wishlist and when I think of things that I wish I could do, they are invariably related to travel. There are so many places I wish I could visit, and if I stop to think about it too much, I get a little panicked that I’ll never fit it all in […]
Last week, Jo and I took off to Dublin for a very mini mini-break. A 4.30am alarm call is never good, but when it’s for fun times, you can just about accept it. We traversed the icy countryside, pitched up at Glasgow Airport and headed off on a very short flight to the Emerald Isle. What […]