Brixton: Gentrification & A Clash of Cultures

Brixton has undergone so much change over the years. I am not best placed to go over the history here but I do suggest you read it because it is very interesting. The one thing I did know about Brixton when I moved to London was Electric Avenue and that it was a black area of the city.

Hastings: A Historic Little Town by the Sea

Getting out of London to relax and recharge is the best way to cope with the everyday stressors of the city.  Coming to the end of May we nearly forgot we had a second bank holiday in the month.  With some free time off from work and a desire to explore somewhere new outside of…

Finding Central Park in Central London

On a perfect sunny fresh autumn day last year I decided to explore Hyde Park with my friend Lynn.  Due to its massive size I’ve only ever walked through very small areas of this royal park.  I also avoided it due to its size and location assuming it was always busy.  We started at Green…

Discover Bath The Golden Coloured City

Many tourists are likely drawn to Bath to walk the streets that Jane Austen once did.  Though she lived there only a short time Austen and Bath are inextricably linked so I found it quite amusing to learn that she was not a huge fan.  She is also quoted as once saying ‘…Bath is pleasant…

Here, There and Everywhere in 2014

In 2012 and 2013 I missed out on going to Iceland and Italy.  I had booked a package deal with Guernsey Jen to Iceland for September 2012 and by a fluke of our return flight being cancelled and not returning on our chosen date did I have a chance to ditch the entire trip and…

Suited and Booted: London during Christmas

I’ve finished all my Christmas shopping and now that I am ready to enjoy the season I don’t have that much time.  All Autumn I’ve been traveling and exploring London.  Now Christmas is almost here and I’ve not skated or had mulled wine, or gone to Winter Wonderland.  Although I haven’t done those wintry/Christmas things…

Walking London: Primrose Hill & Camden

In October I hosted my friend Erin, she’s Canadian and visited in 2012.  She was the reason I went to Berlin again as she never visited when she lived in London.  After returning from Berlin I took a day off to explore the city with her. The destination was Camden as she was looking for…

Finding Beauty at Salisbury Cathedral

In October last year while hosting the last of my friends from home I suggested a day trip so they could get a feel of what it is like outside of London.  The plan – drive out to Stonehenge then on to Bath. We had the best of intentions but our plan was doomed from the…

The Dollhouse

I’ve been in Toronto for the past few days and this time around I’ve explored parts of the city that I never knew as a kid.  In the past I always spent time in the west end or downtown.  The friends D and I were staying with live in the east end.  And so does this…

At Home: In Canada and On Holiday

It still counts if you go to your home country.  I’m currently back home in Canada at my parent’s house in the ‘burbs. D convinced me to leave my computer at home so my intent on regularly blogging will be hindered.  All we have here are PCs.  While I still use a PC at work since…