Visit Beautiful Iceland

In November, I travelled to Iceland, and never before have I been so bowled over by country, a landscape. Being British, it has felt natural that previous holidays have been sun-seekers; travelling to find that guaranteed warmth that England, bless it, just cannot promise. But last November, curve ball; Iceland. We arrived at their only…

London Hotspot – 64degrees, a Foodie Destination

8 months ago, London’s Pimlico welcomed 64degrees. Already doing well in Brighton, this innovative restaurant uses the best of ingredients coupled with cooking methods which allow the food to do the talking. Bursting with beautiful flavours, the menu exhibits small fish, veg, meat and dessert dishes, which are encouraged to be shared between diners. Providing classic…

London HotSpot – Columbia Road Flower Market

This has been my hot discovery of the week – London’s Columbia Road Flower Market in East London. It’s just wonderful. Flowers of all shapes and sizes – 20 white roses for £5, Orchids for £5. Tray upon tray of pretty little bedding plants, all well priced and turning their colourful faces up towards the…

Glorious

St. Paul’s Cathedral stands glorious, basking in London sunshine. Finally, two weeks after a touch of snow, it feels like spring is just around the corner. It’s a blissful afternoon here in Old London Town.

A Moment to Savour in London

An empty London tube carriage, all to myself, in the middle of the day. I thought it was a moment to savour! It’s a rarity where I am. So, of course, I took full advantage of my personal carriage for those two stops – I swung through the carriage like a monkey, choosing the least…

Snow Finally Comes to London…

I wake up this morning in my warm duvet-cocoon in London, draw my curtains and finally, finally, we have snow! So, of course, like any snow fan, I take myself for a walk in our local park to kick around the fluffy white stuff, not caring that my toes get steadily damp and numb as the…

I Love Newbie London Tubers…

I can’t help it, they’re fascinating, and often you can pick them out a mile off. My tube journey home yesterday evening, sandwiched between walking through the grey, sleet strewn streets of London, took me via the London tube hotspots of Victoria, Oxford Circus, Baker Street and Paddington. I usually have my nose burrowed into a book. I…

Barcelona, Antoni Gaudi, and Travelling Solo…

Another bucket list check box, ticked! Travelling, totally on my tod, to Barcelona was a wonderful experience. The city, bubbling with cultural fascinations and geographical beauty, was perfect for my first solo adventure. Upon arrival to Barcelona, I took a short metro journey to the centre of Barcelona’s tourist area and Old Town, Las Ramblas….

The London Burger Crawl…

I welcome a guest, Leo Palmer, who has a burger story that just must be shared… The internet, I think we can agree, is full of ‘top ten’ lists. I have nothing against the ‘top ten’ as a concept, but since there are hundreds of ‘top tens’ per subject and even more ‘top ten top…

Spa Hot Spot – Aire de Barcelona

Oh, Aire de Barcelona, you treated me so well! Whilst on holiday, a little excursion by myself to Barcelona (more on that later), I had to take part in some indulgent solo pampering, so I headed for Barcelona’s popular and beautifully traditional spa, Aire de Barcelona. Situated on the central street, Passeig Picasso, which runs…