Hamburg is a city that can make many claims. It is the second largest city in Germany. A city of wealth, although not ostentatious.Today, Hamburg is a bustling cruise port, tourist destination and second largest port in Europe. It is also the proud owner of a quirky history involving but not limited to a Great… Continue reading Right To The City: Exploring The Gangviertel, Hamburg.
A Dog Cafe…something a little different? A few weeks ago, a picture of a cappuccino decorated with a cute chocolate dog logo dropped into my inbox, followed by a picture of a very cute little pooch wrapped in a blanket snuggled on my eldest daughters lap. She’d made a visit to the UK’s only permanent… Continue reading Coffee and Canine Cuddles @ The Dog and Scone, Newcastle.
In my last post I blogged about adventures of the under-the-sea kind and our time spent Under the Sea @ The Deep, Hull. But it was actually going over the sea that brought us to Hull in the first place as we sailed to and from the UK with P&O Ferries. Having explored the world under… Continue reading Over the Sea with P&O: Club Cabin Review.
We recently took a trip back to the UK, our first family trip home in almost three years. Despite the fact we arrived as the much talked about heat wave departed, we had a blast. Actually, after weeks of temperatures in the soaring thirties in Germany, it was lovely to have some cooler English weather.… Continue reading Under the Sea @ The Deep, Hull.
Q) Where can you visit a mini Versailles, be enveloped in curvy, colourful art and round it all off with a romp through the Tropics, the Desert and the Canary Isles? A) The Herrenhausen Gardens. Yep, that’s ‘gardens’ plural, because visitors can expect to be delighted by not just one but three vast green spaces, each… Continue reading Garden Art @ Herrenhausen, Hannover.
Germany loves bears. You’ll find them everywhere. On city emblems, on flags, on logos, outside of shops. Bears large, bears small and bears of in every conceivable style and colour. The star of the show in Berlin is the infamous Welcome Bear and you wont go more than a couple of streets without spotting one.… Continue reading The Story of Max & Emma…
There are many places in Germany you can visit a mountain top. You’d be forgiven for thinking it gets a bit ‘seen one, seem ’em all’. Not so when it comes to visiting the summit of the Brocken in the Harz. Steeped in mystery, history and folklore the highest peak in The Harz is definitely… Continue reading Visiting The Harz : The Brocken
Something wonderful happened here in the world of Things Helen Loves recently; well, two things actually. The first being that after six long months, Mr THL returned from deployment and the second being, hot on the heels of that, a family trip to the Harz Mountains. Located in Northern Germany the Harz is named after… Continue reading Visiting The Harz : Bad Sachsa
So, about this place… Field House is a self catering apartment set within a larger period property. The hosts live upstairs and so are on hand, but the apartment is completely self-contained with its own access and off street parking. This is a no smoking, no pets property. First Impressions? I was utterly charmed. The… Continue reading Review: Field House Holiday Apartment.
Before we lived in Germany, it wouldn’t have been at the top of my kid friendly destination list. Or any other list, come to that. I didn’t know much about Germany at all, and had bought into some of the (sometimes false, but sometimes hilariously accurate) stereotypes about German culture. Well, what do you know,… Continue reading 10 Things To Do With Kids in Germany.