I feel like things are looking a little more hopeful on the travel front this month. The idea that we could be travelling again one day soon seems possible. It’s a good feeling. But everything has changed. Travel can no longer be the care free, fast and bustling business it was before. The industry is… Continue reading 5 Ways to Travel with Kindness
When I found out my family would be relocating to Wiltshire, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. For those who don’t know, my husband is military so we don’t exactly choose where we live and don’t always know that much about where we are going. Keeps life interesting, hey? Say Wiltshire to… Continue reading Thatched Cottages, Straw Animals & Other Wiltshire Stories.
So, week three of living locally and social distancing. It feels familiar now, this new normal. If you read my last post, you’ll know I’ve been entertaining myself by day dreaming about where I’d like to be, if I had this much free time under any other circumstances. Last week I took myself off to… Continue reading Where I’d like to Be: City Break
It’s almost six months since we made the big move from Edinburgh down to Wiltshire. And despite the work of setting up life all over again and some pretty dire weather conditions, we’ve had a great time getting out and discovering our new home. After living on the edge of a busy city for a… Continue reading Three Unique Wiltshire Villages.
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
In a scenic spot on Salisbury Plain, sits a little church. The church, or at least parts of it, date back to the 12th century and its five-pinnacle tower can be seen from just about all points in the village that nestles around it.So far, so unremarkable. This is, after all, Wiltshire. The ground is… Continue reading Imber Village, Salisbury Plain.
Liberty London. Department store. Listed building, London icon.Instagram favourite and keeper of a rich heritage. I’ve had a visit to Liberty in mind for years, having been a long time admirer from afar. But postings and circumstance conspired to keep me away, until recently. The opportunity of a trip to London presented itself, so I… Continue reading Liberty London
I was born and bred just outside of Newcastle city centre. I have the Geordie accent, never lost even after years of living elsewhere. I have the renowned Geordie ability to venture out in freezing temperatures minus a coat. What I’ve realised I don’t have is a great grip on the local history of my… Continue reading The Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle.
Day Four in Orkney took us, after a bit of drive and seal-spotting, to the pretty town of Stromness. If I tried to write a travel diary style post about it would go something like this: got there, wandered about a bit, dog barked at a few people everyone, saw a few things, headed home for… Continue reading Orkney Day 4: Reasons to Love Stromness
Fun fact. Did you know there’s only two seasons in Orkney? Six months of Winter and six months of bad weather. That’s not really true, of course, but someone said it to me when I said I was planning a trip up there and it stuck in my mind. On the third day of the… Continue reading Orkney Road Trip Day 3: War & Peace