A visit to Blackpool wouldn't be complete without seeing the Illuminations!! We had been up the Blackpool Tower earlier that day, (enjoying the views!) so, we were up for hitting another of the town's tourist attractions! The tradition of the annual illuminations which light up the promenade dates back to 1879, when they first experimented… Continue reading The Blackpool Illuminations!
It was Bonfire Night in the UK on Monday, a day when everyone goes firework crazy! Our local fireworks display was held on the Saturday evening, and as usual it was pretty spectacular. I took the opportunity to test out the camera on my new mobile phone. I've opted for a Google Pixel 2 as… Continue reading Fabulous Fireworks!
The Little Mermaid is hosting another tea party… and this month’s theme is travel! Hop over there to join in the fun!
What better way to suggest friendliness – and to create it – than with a cup of tea?” -J. Grayson Luttrell
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I’m delighted to announce you that The Little Mermaid is hosting her fifth monthly tea party on her website. What? A tea party? On WordPress? When? How? For whom? Alright..alright…take it easy. I’m coming on to your questions.
Classically, a ‘tea party’ makes one think of superiorly elegant and elaborate affairs of the Victorian times. It also conjures up images of fluffy scones, flavoursome muffins, Devonshire Cream and dainty sandwiches served on fine silver or deluxe bone china. Still, the elemental part of a tea party remains the affable exchange of dialogue among the invitees. Almost indistinguishably, the tea party that I am organizing is an online social event hosted in honour of bloggers, that is US! Blogging is most enjoyable when it is done interactively…
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...CHEESY SEASIDE FUN! I have just returned from a fabulously fun weekend in Blackpool, catching up with family and seeing a few of the sights. Technically we were staying in Lytham St Anne's which is just outside Blackpool, but we had to venture into the famous town whilst we were there. I used to spend… Continue reading Because I Love…
I was already in two minds whether to attend the alms ceremony in Luang Prabang. Tak Bat is definitely seen as one of the 'must do' activities whilst you are there. There is no doubt that it is one of the most iconic images of this city. Every morning the monks from the many temples… Continue reading To Alms Or Not To Alms?
...A DRAMATIC SKYSCAPE!! I couldn't believe this sky that presented itself in front of me one evening! Those colours just blew me away! Now that Autumn is well and truly here, we are getting some pretty spectacular sunsets...which I love! Nature is providing us with a treat and I am loving capturing some of these… Continue reading Because I Love…
This small but perfectly formed island holds a very special place in my heart. I have a family connection to the island and I also have precious memories from a particular holiday taken there long ago. The few trips I had there initially when I was younger were very much about sun, sea and sand… Continue reading Aaah Menorca!
...BLOGGING!!! Well, I never thought that I would be uttering those words in the same sentence in a million years!! But there you go, it's proof that life is full of surprises! I've been reflecting on my blog a lot this past week and what it means to me. I've been looking at it and… Continue reading Because I Love…
I spent a lovely weekend in Lewes during the summer visiting friends. I always love going down there, it’s brilliant to hang out with my friends first and foremost, but Lewes is also a gorgeous little historic town. I feel like I’ve had a proper little mini-break when I return from there. Lewes sits in… Continue reading Loafing around Lewes!
The falls are about 45 minutes outside of LP (by tuk-tuk, other modes of transportation are available!) and are definitely worth the trip! We were told to get there early to avoid the crowds, but that didn’t actually happen, despite our best intentions. So, with our plans foiled on that front (see post Delicate Negotiations… Continue reading Cooling Off at Kuang Si Falls, Laos