Travelling with cloth nappies

Unsurprisingly it took me a lot longer than I had anticipated to have a night away using cloth.  We originally planned to drive to Cornwall to visit my family in March, but lockdown put paid to that idea.  But as lockdown restrictions gradually eased we decided to take a chance and drive to Cornwall (stayingContinue reading “Travelling with cloth nappies”

Slow travel: A week away in Kefalonia, Greece

You know there’s something special about a place that draws you back time after time. For me that place is Kefalonia. Greece’s third largest island, and the largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia is best known as the setting of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres retelling of the Italian and German occupation of theContinue reading “Slow travel: A week away in Kefalonia, Greece”

A long weekend in Amsterdam Noord

The image in my mind of Amsterdam, based on a short visit as a teenager, is composed of canals, bridges and dodging trams outside Centraal Station. Like the vast majority of visitors I had no idea what was beyond the very heart of the city. But on our recent long weekend away we explored theContinue reading “A long weekend in Amsterdam Noord”

A long weekend in Iceland

Isn’t there a saying (or many sayings) about not being able to go back to a time that has passed. Well it turns out Iceland is the kind of place that is always magical, even on a return visit. DAY 1 So what do you do on the south coast of Iceland when you’ve alreadyContinue reading “A long weekend in Iceland”

A long weekend in Budapest

Every year we organise a city break with friends, picking a European city, booking an air bnb or similar and heading off on a plane. When we chose Budapest I knew nothing about the Hungarian capital but instantly feel in love with its combination of gorgeous spas and quirky bars. WHERE WE STAYED We stayedContinue reading “A long weekend in Budapest”

Searching for the Northern Lights – A week away in Iceland

Imagine sitting in a hot tub under the stars, the hot water keeping you warm against the cold night, a glass of your drink of choice in hand. Looking to the horizon there’s a pale streak across the sky that starts to become a brighter green, moving slowly across the dark sky. When N andContinue reading “Searching for the Northern Lights – A week away in Iceland”

A week away in Slovenia

Although most people are familiar with Lake Bled and its Instagram-worthy island, it’s worth going beyond Bled to discover this incredible country. For such a small country Slovenia really does have it all: stunning mountains, waterfalls and sparkling blue rivers, incredible underground caverns, vineyards, beautiful coastline and vibrant cities. From Ljubljana, to Bled and PiranContinue reading “A week away in Slovenia”

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Day 7 Horombo Camp to Marangu Gate

And so we reach the end of our adventure. It’s been an amazing week and I don’t want it to end. After breakfast the whole of our team gathers for the tipping ceremony. These men and women have been unbelievable taking care of us during the last week and they deserve every cent and more.Continue reading “Climbing Kilimanjaro: Day 7 Horombo Camp to Marangu Gate”

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Day 6 Summit Night

I wake just before 11pm to the sounds of the camp outside. As I move to start pulling on every layer of clothing I have over my thermals it becomes clear that the tent is collapsing in on me. Outside my porter shakes the thick snow, which has fallen whilst we slept, from the tent.Continue reading “Climbing Kilimanjaro: Day 6 Summit Night”