Day Tripping to Ghent

Shocked to discover that I have not written about visiting this wonderful city yet, especially as it’s become a regular Sunday trip for James & I when we have visitors, thanks to its proximity to Brussels – about 50 minutes by car, or 30 minutes by Train. Easy Peasy. Similar to Bruges, Ghent is a port…

Climbing in Corsica

One of my favourite things to do in Corsica is to go hiking, especially when their is a natural pond or lake to swim in at the end Each year we either visit old favourites or explore somewhere new This year, my cousin took James & I to Corte to climb to Lac de Melu,…

Escaping to Corsica

This month, James and I travelled to Corsica to spend a relaxing week in the mountains with my family I’ve been visiting Corsica most years since I was a little girl as part of my family are from a local mountain village where our house is, and each August the young and the old flock back…

Let’s Fly Away

I’ve started to find my holiday rhythm in life and it’s at least every three months whether it’s a long weekend away, a staycation or a week-long trip, a break has to be had We are very fortunate in Brussels and in the UK that most companies offer employees at least 20 days’ paid annual…

Lunch in Athens

During our trip to Greece, we spent one day exploring Athens’ city centre, truly a hustle and bustle city, full of people and places, old and new Having had a relaxed morning by the pool, we arrived just in time for lunch, JC took us to three-sixty, the drinks and food were great, but the…

One Day in Spetses

This Summer James and I visit the infamous JC, who is now living in Athens, for a long weekend Leaving JC to go to work, James & I, travelled to the island of Spetses for the day  – an island we didn’t visit when sailing around the Greek Islands in Summer 2015 (blog post 1…

Hausen an der Wurm & Weil der Stadt, Germany

As a child, I  loved going on holiday, but I hated the hideously long car journeys many of them started and ended with. I dreaded (and detested) sitting in the back of the car for hours and hours (‘an eternity’ in the words of a five year old me). I would spend the entire duration of…

Fresh Air

Last weekend, James and I travelled to a little outside Exeter in Devon, England. We had rented a large country house on airbnb with friends. After perhaps a little too much indulgence on the Friday night, we woke late on Saturday, filled our bellies with a proper British fry-up and headed out to explore and…

Eurostar

A great bonus of being a Londoner in Brussels is the Eurostar, a quick two-hour painless journey home. Whatever station you are travelling from you need to be checked-in/checking-in thirty minutes before departure. In my experience in Brussels and Paris, thirty minutes is plenty of time, but at St Pancras, I recommend giving yourself an…

Garuda Indonesia

We were lucky chickens as James & I had the pennies *JUST* to travel T0 & From Bali business class with Garuda Indonesia. I will say, we spent days and a total of five hours on Saturday browsing airlines trying to find the best deal with this airline. I cannot praise the airline more. All…

Sunsets on Gili T

In my opinion, there are few things as beautiful as a sunset. We were promised outrageously wonderful sunsets on Gili T and we weren’t disappointed despite our first two sunsets being slightly interrupted by clouds and that didn’t stop us enjoying the atmosphere with a sundowner or two. Then we were treated to a real beauty. Here…

Old Man’s

For a chilled evening – following several hours spent at Finns – we headed to Old Man’s Restaurant, which is actually in Canggu, just a short and cheap taxi ride from Seminyak – unless you get taken for ride. The boys really wanted to head to Old Man’s as once a week it hosts a mighty beer pong contest….