History · Travel

Library Love @ The Lit & Phil Newcastle

January. It’s a tricky month, isn’t it. On the one hand a clean slate, blank page of a month. And on the other, after all the indulgence and fuzzy feels of Christmas, a bit of a bucket of cold water. Traditionally, January is the month of forcing yourself into fitness, of self denial and lofty… Continue reading Library Love @ The Lit & Phil Newcastle

History · My Musings · Travel

Centre Parcs : My Guilty Pleasure Break

Guilty Pleasures. We all have them, right? I have loads. Including but not limited to: watching reruns of Diagnosis Murder and Judge Judy, adding extra salt to Pickled Onion Monster Munch  and drinking Snowballs.  Not always at the same time, although that sounds like a pretty good night in to me. Towards the end of… Continue reading Centre Parcs : My Guilty Pleasure Break

History · Travel

Beelitz Heilstatten: History, Healing & Treetops.

Potts disease, Consumption, White Plague…all names Tuberculosis has been known by throughout history. Call it what you will, by the end of the 19th century this merciless and rampaging disease was a huge issue for the health authorities of Berlin. The modern medical minds of the time believed that treatment and recovery would be best… Continue reading Beelitz Heilstatten: History, Healing & Treetops.