Travel

Criccieth Castle

Criccieth Castle

Travel
We spent many of my childhood holidays up in the little seaside town of Criccieth in Gwynedd, North Wales and I’d always wanted to visit the castle, yet we never ... Read more
Cymer Abbey

Cymer Abbey

Travel
Nestled near the banks of the Afon Mawddach lies the remains of Cymer Abbey, a ruined Cistercian abbey founded in 1198. The abbey was dedicated to the Virgin Mary under ... Read more
The Castle Inn, Criccieth

The Castle Inn, Criccieth

Food, Travel
The Castle Inn can be found nestled between the High Street and railway station in Criccieth on North Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula. It might look like a pub, but The Castle ... Read more
The Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

Life, Travel
A short distance from the Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth is Cwm Rheidol (English translation: Rheidol Valley), a beautiful, stunning valley perfect for walking, cycling and fishing. This week our ... Read more
Glansevern Hall Gardens

Glansevern Hall Gardens

Travel
With Glansevern Hall Gardens being just a few miles down the road, I’d been meaning to visit for years but somehow had never made it. So with nothing to do ... Read more
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Life, Travel
On a rare, sunny, April Saturday, we headed to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton in South Shropshire for a trip out. I’d wanted to go ever since ... Read more
Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle

Travel
Ludlow Castle stands proudly above the River Teme in South Shropshire. Dating from around 1085 with later additions, the castle features architecture from the Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods. This ... Read more
Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Etc, Life, Travel
The church of St Peter at Stanton Lacy in the South Shropshire countryside is well-known for its beautiful carpet of snowdrops which adorn its churchyard at this time of year. ... Read more
My Travel Bucket List

My Travel Bucket List

Travel
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada I would love to visit Churchill in Manitoba, Canada. Churchill lies on the edge of the Arctic and it is known as the “polar bear capital of ... Read more
Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Travel
Nestled in a quiet, leafy corner of the small medieval city lies Salisbury Cathedral. The cathedral is just shy of 800 years old and is home to the Magna Carta, ... Read more
The World’s Most Famous Prehistoric Monument: Stonehenge

The World’s Most Famous Prehistoric Monument: Stonehenge

Travel
A trip to Salisbury is not complete without venturing out to the world-famous Stonehenge. Situated on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, Stonehenge was built around 5,000 years ago and is ... Read more
Terry Pratchett: HisWorld Exhibition

Terry Pratchett: HisWorld Exhibition

Books & Films, Travel
When I heard about the Terry Pratchett exhibition being held at Salisbury Museum, being an avid Discworld fan I knew I had to go to see it. A trip down ... Read more
Speed, Spills & Thrills!

Speed, Spills & Thrills!

Etc, Life, Travel
This past weekend I was lucky enough to visit the 2017 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff courtesy of Wales Blog Network and SGP. “What is Speedway?”, ... Read more
Room 203 – Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Room 203 – Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Travel
Another concert, another hotel. This time I was seeing Robbie Williams at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on what turned out to be the hottest June day in more than ... Read more
Room 303 – Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel

Room 303 – Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel

Travel
Despite not jetting off to exotic climates, Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel was the perfect hotel for my needs the other night. I was seeing my favourite band, Take That, at ... Read more