Blackpool, Short Breaks, UK

The Blackpool Illuminations!

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!

Because I love, Blackpool, Short Breaks, UK

Because I Love…

...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…

Laos

Cooling Off at Kuang Si Falls, Laos

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

Short Breaks, UK

Exploring Wells, Somerset

Wells is a city in the county of Somerset in England.   It has the honour of being the smallest city in England, thanks to the magnificent Wells Cathedral which is situated there. The city itself is thought to have been around since Roman times, growing up around the springs that are there and gaining its… Continue reading Exploring Wells, Somerset

Because I love, New Zealand

Because I Love…

...TRAVEL MEMORIES!! This post is inspired by chats that I have had recently with the lovely San at Alive and Trekking about New Zealand. San has a passion and love for New Zealand and you'll find great tales and photos of the magnificent country, and beyond, on her fantastic blog! We got chatting about our… Continue reading Because I Love…

Award, Musings

The Entertainer Blogger Award!

I have been nominated for the Entertainer Blogger Award!! I am beyond chuffed!! Thank you so very much to Lived in UK Living in Taiwan for the nomination! If you haven't already checked out her blog, I would encourage you to do so! I have particularly enjoyed her latest posts about the Roman ruins you… Continue reading The Entertainer Blogger Award!

Laos, Musings

To Visit Laos in March? The Burning Question!

Laos had been on the hit list for quite a while.  This time, we thought, this time. We had initially wanted to travel to the south, to see Wat Phou and the 4000 islands. But time was tight and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t make the itinerary work for us. The… Continue reading To Visit Laos in March? The Burning Question!

Musings, photography, weekly photo challenge

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… Continue reading Finding My Happy Place