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  • A Book-lovers’ Guide to London

    November 19, 2018
    An elderly gentleman reading in Daunt Books

    Whiling away the hours in a bookshop stocked from the floor to ceiling with books from different eras, genres and authors from across the globe has to be one of my favourite Sunday morning activities. The excitement of finding a book that you don’t want to put down is rare but such a treat when you find it!

  • A Guide to Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018

    November 16, 2018
    A street in Edinburgh looking christmassy

    It’s currently the 7th November and I can’t quite believe I’m writing a guide to Edinburgh’s Christmas. How we are in the eleventh month of the year is a complete mystery and the thought of Christmas shopping season being upon us so soon is both exciting and mind blowing. This aside, Christmas in Edinburgh is really quite magical and one of my favourite times of the year. If you’re planning a winter break, then Edinburgh is a great choice and will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit.

  • 24 hours in Costa da Caparica, Lisbon

    November 12, 2018
    Picture of travelling to Costa da Caparica via ferry.

    When we were planning our seven day trip away to Lisbon, we were mindful of experiencing as much of the city as possible, as well as taking some days to relax at the beach. After doing a bit of research we decided on Cascais – a gorgeous beach village with the best ice-cream shop and so much character, from the cobbled streets to the clean, compact beaches (you can read about our day trip to Cascais here) and Costa da Caparica.

  • 24 hours in Dundee, Scotland

    November 5, 2018
    V&A and the Discovery in Dundee, Scotland

    Dundee is a coastal city, situated on the Firth of Tay estuary in the eastern part of Scotland. It’s (supposedly) the sunniest city in Scotland and is known for the three J’s which are jute, jam and journalism. I also know it for it’s Dundee Cake (thanks Mum) which has a rich, fruity flavour. It’s a city with a troubled past but is very much up and coming and a place that I’m growing quite fond of.

  • 24 hours in Cascais, Portugal

    October 19, 2018
    A picture from Boca do Inferno looking towards a lighthouse

    Cascais is just a forty minute train journey from the centre of Lisbon but offers a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of a city vacation. With glistening sea views, clean sandy beaches and a lively port, it’s a great day-trip destination which takes minimal effort to get to from Lisbon.

  • 24 hours in Sintra, Portugal

    October 17, 2018
    Looking out over Sintra from a viewpoint

    Sintra is a picturesque Portuguese town that is set in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital, Lisbon. It is reputed as a place of royal sanctuary and is perhaps best known for it’s pine-covered, forested terrain, which is studded with pastel-colored villas and more notably, castle and palaces.