Day-Trip to Armona Island, Algarve, Portugal

One of the things I love most about my annual trip to Portugal, is getting to spend quality time with my godson Ethan.  He’s on school holidays for the summer so I was thrilled to be getting him for an entire day and we all decided to take a day trip to make it even…

What to do in Arcachon, Aquitaine, France

We caught the train from Bordeaux to Arcachon, an hour-long journey that cost about €30 for a one way trip, and arrived at Arcachon Train Station.  Arcachon is a seaside town on the West Coast of France, almost directly west of Bordeaux.  It looks out over the Bassin D’Arcachon, an inlet that is surrounded on…

Ilha Deserta, Faro, Algarve, Portugal

Every year I go to Portugal and it’s definitely my happy place.  I love the beaches, restaurants, sea and sun and we often spend days on the beach but sometimes I like to do a day-trip to see a bit more of what this beautiful country has to offer.  Ilha Deserta is one of the…

A Windermere Wedding, Storrs Hall, Lake District, Cumbria, England

This weekend we were heading to the Lake District for the Windermere Wedding of our friends Jonathan and Kate.  Usually when we’re heading up to The Lakes we drive, but on our last trip we got stuck in horrendous traffic.  It took us 8-9 hours to get there (it should be about 5 on a…

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…