For the majority of my adult life I've enjoyed regular appointments at the hair salon. My mother and her mother always had their hair 'done' and it was a little treat I always made sure I had money set aside for. I love the whole experience - the mindless flipping through dozens of magazines, the … Continue reading Hello pixie!
This weekend Adam and I will fly to Latvia for our next mini-break of 2017. Latvia is one of the Baltic states in Eastern Europe and has a long and conflicted history, including being invaded by Nazi Germany and occupied by the Soviet Union in the last 100 years. Part of the capital Riga has a … Continue reading The suitcase guide: Latvia
A couple of weeks ago Adam and I sat aside a few days in February for a mini-break. Our first getaway in the Lake District (read about it here and here) seemed a distant memory and we were itching to go exploring again. Due to only having three days spare we decided a city break … Continue reading The suitcase guide: Gibraltar
Through my childhood reading of A.A. Milne, Enid Blyton, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters I was somewhat aware with the English obsession of walking. It wasn't until I moved to the UK though, that I fully comprehended what that meant. Whether it be a daily constitutional round the block, or a long ramble of … Continue reading A guide to fell walking
I can't believe it's almost four weeks since Adam and I arrived in Malvern - the days are just flying by! I had the sniffles at the start of the week, so that combined with a few very rainy days has curtailed my exploration of the countryside. I've been using the downtime to think about Christmas - … Continue reading Christmas in the air
When it comes to packing a bag to take on holiday, I'm pretty good - normally well under the airline weight limit, with space for shopping! I've got to say though, packing for a lengthy stay in the opposite hemisphere with an Autumn arrival, was a little tricky. I started mentally compiling a list of … Continue reading The travelling wardrobe