Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

I can’t wait to properly post about Iceland.  For now here is a taste with this week’s Photo Challenge.  This was taken last week Saturday on a road trip from Reykavik to Vik in the South of Iceland. The weather and the light changed so rapidly.  We were on our way back to Reykavik and…

Updates: Spring is Beginning and I Feel Fine

I suppose the end of Winter and start of Spring always feels like a long time coming so to say it sounds cliche but for me this year it has rung even more truthfully this time around.  I felt like this was going to be an epic year because I was finally going to go…

All Budget Airlines Are Not Created Equally

The joy of bagging an amazingly priced flight to the continent is one that Londoners, well at least expat Londoners love to gloat about. I flew to Berlin in 2010 for £30 return with Ryan Air – I tell that one all the time.  Over the years I’ve been able to get some good deals…

The Best of British: Holidaying in the UK

As July begins it is hard to believe that we are half way through the year and that I have already been and returned from Canada.  I’ve come back with renewed resolve to finally make some choices on other areas of my life and shift my focus away from constantly thinking about where I will…

Quiz Time: In the UK or Further Away

When I was shown pictures of Cornwall years ago I couldn’t believe that a place like it existed in England.  Three years later I’ve now explored many other destinations in the UK and discovered the hugely diverse landscape.  I moved here the year of the economic down turn and the buzz word quickly became staycation….

Berlin: Revisiting one of my Favourite Cities

Regeneration is possibly the best word to sum up Berlin.  While every city goes through its changes, growth and transformation Berlin has had its fair share and seen many incarnations.  While its history is well known the city as we know it today is still quite young.  The creative energy is palpable and makes for…

Autumn in Barcelona

Autumn in Barcelona looks suspiciously like what I imagine it to look like in summer.  With temperatures hovering around the mid 20s no wonder why Brits escape here often. Also, I know we were in Spain but almost every single restaurant seemed to have tapas on the menu.  I think I’ve had my fill forever. …

Barcelona and the Brilliance of Antoni Gaudi

It is difficult to think of Barcelona without also thinking of its most famous architect.  Born in Reus Gaudi went to Barcelona at the age of 17 to study architecture and most of his work is in the city.  I was familiar with Sagrada Familia and Guell Parc but I didn’t realize how prolific he…

Short Break: A Visitor’s Guide to Guernsey

For this trip D and I had a full week and decided that we would not plan activities in advance but arrive and be guided by the weather and our lovely host who blogs at She Who Went Away.  I imagine that most of what we did can be experienced in a much shorter time…

In Guernsey: The Charming St Peter Port

Guernsey’s population is roughly 65,000, staggeringly small not only in comparison to London but also to the city I grew up in.  The town is located on the east coast of the island in St Peter Port parish and though tiny it has some serious appeal. D and I only intended to really explore the…