3moco – ​Praia do Ancão – Portugal

If you’re travelling to Portugal, check out my Top Places to Eat in the Algarve Post here3moco is the beach bar associated with the restaurant 2Passos (read my review here) a delicious seafood restaurant and probably one of the best ones in the area for a beach lunch. It’s situated just on the Ancão Beach…

Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy

To read more about my Italy Trip see blog posts A Day in Talamone, A Wedding In Siena, A Weekend In Siena, Brunello Wine Tasting in Montalcino Our final stop on our tour of Tuscany was the beachside town of Viareggio, just outside of Pisa. We chose Viareggio as we had a ridiculously early flight…

Talamone, Tuscany, Italy

To read more see A Wedding In Siena, A Weekend in Siena, Bunello Tasting in Montalcino and A Trip to Viareggio A weekend in Siena in Italy was on the cards for Dan and I, as we’d been invited to the wedding of my friend Mylene to her fiancé Tommaso.  Deciding to extend the trip for…

Cap de Creus – Catalonia – Spain

To read more see my Cadaques post. Having spent the last two days in Cadaques town, today we decided to venture further afield.  Cap de Creus is a National Park around the headland from Cadaques and as everyone was getting itchy feet we decided to plan a hike to go and see what it had to…

Maria’s Restaurant – Praia de Garrão Poente – Portugal

Maria’s is my favourite beach restaurant in Portugal and you can read about it on my Top Restaurants in the Algarve Round-Up.  Maria’s on a Sunday is always one of my favourite days of the year.  It’s such an amazing atmosphere, lunch in the sun, the Outsiders Band playing all the old classics and when it really…

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Feeding the 5000 at the beach in Frinton this weekend for bank holiday I decided to make a big filling salad but with not much time to prepare anything in the mornings I needed to make something I could prep the night before and assemble quickly at the beach. So the night before, I made…

Cadaques – Catalonia – Spain

Read about my hike to Cap de Creus here! Cadaques, a little fishing port on the Catalan Coast in Spain was the destination for this week as I was spending the week with Dan and his extended family on their summer trip.  I’d never been before and not spent much time in the Catalan region so was…

Puglia (Day 4 – MY BIRTHDAY!!!)

Catch up on… Puglia Night 1, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 3 Now anyone that knows me will know that I’m a bit of a birthday princess!  I’ve even been accused of stretching my birthday out to a birthday month, encompassing the whole of June, but I honestly believe that everyone’s birthday should be the most…

Puglia (Day 3)

Catch up on… Puglia First Night, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 4 Another stunningly beautiful day to wake up to this morning… …so we decided to make the most of the sunshine and drive to a nearby beach as we knew that this afternoon we had to head back to the hotel to shower the…

Puglia (Day 2)

Catch up on  Puglia First Night, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 3, Puglia Day 4 This morning we woke up early again and it was slightly overcast 🙁 so we decided to take a trip down the coast to see if we could chase the sun.  Having researched the prettiest beaches in the area, the one that was…

Puglia (Day 1)

Catch up on Puglia the First Night, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 3, Puglia Day 4 Bouncing out of bed, I ran to the balcony of our hotel room, knowing the view was going to be spectacular and I wasn’t disappointed.  Cloudless blue sky and crystal clear waters sparkling in the sunshine, it really was…

Puglia – Dinner in Polignano A Mare

If you like Dinner in Polignano A Mare read more at:  Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 3, Puglia Day 4 I’d been desperate to visit Puglia (the heel of the boot of Italy) for a while now after hearing how beautiful and unspoilt it was.  It’s one of those places that really…