It’s no secret that I am quite fond of an old church to mooch about in, and even fonder of a good old graveyard. I love a good graveyard. Imagine how chuffed I would be, then, if I could be the guest of a church for a night. My very own church and my very… Continue reading Sleeping Over In A Historic Church: Champing.
I’ve written a couple of posts recently thinking about the future of travel and how things might be different post Covid-19. It’s hard to imagine how things will be, isn’t it? Let’s not just look forward into the unknown, though. It’s good to look back at some travel memories also. Germany holds a special place… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Berlin
Yesterday was the first of December and that means two things. Firstly, Silly Season is officially underway and pretty much anything can be justified with the phrase ‘oh go on then, it’s Christmas’. Secondly, it’s time to begin the Christmas countdown by opening a door each day on an Advent Calendar. But it’s not just… Continue reading 24 Doors of Advent in Edinburgh
After spending a few days in the city of Hamburg, the whole family was ready for a change of pace. An escape, if you will. So we a short drive up the coast to the resort of Travemunde on the Baltic sea. This, although a pretty port and lovely place, was not the final destination.… Continue reading Beaches & Baltic, Germany.
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.
Last month, I took a trip back to my hometown of Newcastle, for the first time in quite some time. It got me wondering why I’d left it so long to get back to such a bloody brilliant city. A city that is so well placed to explore the whole of the North East, a… Continue reading Reasons to visit Newcastle (Other than the Nightlife!)
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.
Germany. I love it here. So much so, I’ve adopted it as home…for now, at least. It’s a big country, in geography and character. The range of places to find and things to do here is astounding, from the much visited and much-loved to the lesser known but still worth a visit (I highlighted a… Continue reading Know Before You Go: Germany