It was 2019. We were in those heady days when we could travel where we wanted, when we wanted. Constant mask wearing and hand washing was a thing of the future! I was visiting Istanbul! Sultan Ahmed Mosque (The Blue Mosque), Istanbul A place that straddles two continents and had an air of complete mystery [...]
Happy Holidays One and All!
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 [...]
Conquering Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang
We had made a list of the things that we definitely wanted to do whilst we were in Luang Prabang. Climbing Mount Phousi to watch the sunset was definitely one of them. Mount Phousi (meaning Sacred Hill) sits in the middle of the peninsula in Luang Prabang, between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. It [...]
Finding My Happy Place
I don't think it's any secret that I love the beach and the sun! I grew up in the Middle East, on a small island where the sea was usually visible whilst going about your normal routine and the sun shone... a lot! In fact, going to the beach was a part of our normal [...]
Sunshine At Last!
Oh my word, the weather gods are shining down on us! It's a bank holiday weekend here in the UK and it's looking like it's going to be a glorious one, hip hip hooray! The holidays and the weather rarely align so it's time to make the most of it! Whatever you are doing, wherever [...]