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    Escaping the January Blues in Bath

    February 11, 2018

    This year, it seems the nation was in unanimous agreement that January dragged on for far longer than its so-called 31 days. Seemingly endless weeks filled with grey cloud and drizzle, compiled with an empty bank account, meant that the start of 2018 was less an energetic sprint and more a begrudging trudge. Deciding that Laura and I would keep January travel free – an irrational decision based on an article I’d read on moving slowly and mindfully into 2018…

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  • A Guide to a Weekend in Norwich

    I was 9 when I was told that my best friend was moving away. Her name was Catherine and she’d arrived in my life two years before; a blonde haired ballerina from the Forest…

    December 19, 2017
  • Searching for our Twin Town: Part 2 – Lille

    Mouvaux – a small town in Northern France – was now family. Underneath the warm glow of a pink nylon umbrella, we had finally met: an event fifteen years in the making. Despite imagining…

    August 7, 2017
  • A Weekend in Hamburg

    It’s Sunday morning at Hamburg’s world famous Fischmarkt and the sun has made a welcome appearance. Ringing my bell, I cycle through the crowds – navigating stalls overflowing with gawping seabream, electric pink peonies…

    May 14, 2017
  • Love Run Paris

    Here’s a little known fact: I was once heralded as an athletic prodigy. This surprise announcement was made one cold morning in January, 2001. Stood on the school field, the wind making my teeth…

    March 27, 2017
  • The Sounds of Somerset

    Birdsong was all I could hear when I woke up. A chorus of melodies and harmonies, interrupted now and again by the crow of a rowdy magpie. Turning over, I heard the sound of…

    March 8, 2017
  • Searching for Miniature Amsterdam

    Tucked away in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is a dollhouse. Placed within a carefully carved cabinet, this Lilliputian home boasts nine meticulously decorated rooms, marble floors, specially-commissioned artwork and intricately decorated Chinese porcelain. The creation of…

    November 30, 2016
  • A Christmas guide to Germany

    We all have one of ‘those’ friends that you begin to vaguely dislike around Christmas time. You know the type: the friend playing Mariah Carey on repeat come the 1st November, and busying themselves…

    October 8, 2016
  • The Best Places to Eat in Stockholm

    Stockholm is a city of 14 islands and 57 bridges. It’s a place where beautiful medieval streets nestle alongside cool, hipster neighbourhoods. A city of golden, endless summers and even longer, darker winters. It’s…

    August 30, 2016
  • A Weekend in Liverpool

    Liverpool is a city that’s long been overshadowed by its own caricature. Built on clichés and contradictions, it’s both the nostalgic home of the Beatles and a city defined by its ferociously passionate football…

    August 11, 2016
  • A Guide to Bath

    ‘Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath? Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen Bath – one of the UK’s most beautiful cities – has long featured in tourist guides. For over 2,000 years, tourists of…

    July 5, 2016