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…

The London List: Where to Beat the Crowds

Spring is just around the corner and even though it seemed as though London was getting warmer a little bit of a cold snap is upon us again.  I’m heading to cooler temperatures soon and can’t contain my excitement.  My heart is still in Malta but my head is preparing for my impending trip to…

East Meets West: Ash Kumar & Virgin Media

East London is going to be getting tons of love on the blog this year.  Until discovering this trendy area of the city way back in 2009 I ignorantly thought east London wasn’t worth visiting.  That changed when a friend introduced me to Brick Lane, Spitalfields market and their surrounding areas and I quickly saw…

Sneak Peak Photo Essay: Malta and Gozo

It’s been a little quiet here as I’ve just hosted my best friend Jen for two weeks.  I was able to show her a side of London she’s never seen despite this being her 5th time in the city.  More to come on that later though.  This was her 3rd time visiting me and we…

Updates, Travels Plans and What I’m Doing

This year has rolled in uneventfully and with it colder days.  I felt post holiday blues but to be honest Christmas wasn’t business as usual.  D’s parents were very ill so we cut our time in Kent short and came back to London.  They have now recovered and we are on to planning a trip…

Taking a Pilgrimage to Mont Saint Michel

When I glimpsed Mont Saint Michel from the car park on the horizon I couldn’t contain my excitement, I hadn’t felt that way about visiting somewhere new in a long time.  It almost looked like what you’d imagine a fairytale castle to be. Legend has it that the Archangel Michael appeared in 708 to St….

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 Year in Review – My Travels in 2014

Last January I had my year of travel mostly planned.  I stuck to some plans but ended up doing much more than anticipated.  While I have a few trips booked already I have to be much more flexible this year.  With having to renew my visa later in the year it means that I can’t…

Discovering the Household Cavalry Museum

On my endless search to dodge crowds when out discovering the city I’ve come across some absolute gems.  The latest of my finds is the Household Cavalry Museum.  It isn’t hidden at all though, in fact is it in one of the busiest tourist areas.  You will always find crowds around the corner from the…

On Christmas Time and a nice Bougrier Wine

I can’t believe how quickly the last half of 2014 passed.  The Christmas season crept up quickly mostly I think because the weather in November was fairly mild.  I didn’t truly feel festive until Christmas was right around the corner.  That being said I did enjoy the holiday. When I stay in the UK for…