Wandering in Whitby 

We have spent the last two days exploring the picturesque Yorkshire town of Whitby.  Whitby is famous for being a vibrant fishing village and it does not disappoint. Yesterday was bank holiday Monday and typically everywhere was absolutely jammed packed! Parking is a premium on days like this, it’s also quite expensive at £5 for 4 hours.  Eventually we found …

Tarragona Tales (Spain)

We recently visited Barcelona and the Costa Daurada, we wanted to see as much as possible so one sunny Saturday we headed down to the port city of Tarragona (around 100km from Barcelona – beware of the toll roads!). The weather hadn’t really been on our side during our trip so we took the opportunity to sightsee when it was …

Three go up a Mountain! (Tibidabo Barcelona)

During our recent trip to Barcelona (January 2017), we decided to venture up Tibidabo, a mountain overlooking Barcelona. It’s actually the tallest mountain (512m) in the Serra de Collserola.  From the centre of Barcelona it’s around 12 km via car. The journey is around 35 minutes and as you can imagine quite hair raising at times (well kind of!). The roads …

We’re moving!!…to Belgium!!

So around 6 months ago my husband and I decided one night that we fancied a family sea change. We have always been itchy feet kind of people, I moved to the UK from Australia over 10 years ago and G has lived all over the UK. At the time we were living in a little village in the Midlands, …

(REVIEW) HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FOLKESTONE

On our recent trip to Belgium we decided for ease and speed to use the Channel Tunnel. We had booked an early time slot (10.20am) and didn’t fancy a 6am alarm so we booked into the Folkestone Holiday Inn Express for one night, which is only a 5 minute drive from the tunnel check in 🙂 We booked via booking.com …

Long Haul with kids!

So…which ever way you cut it 22 hours in transit is a killer! Add a child (or children) to the mix and your pretty much asking for at least one major meltdown. We recently flew with Emirates from Heathrow to Perth, Western Australia with our four year old in tow. Aside from a couple of hairy moments, we escaped without …