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August 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm by Angela

“A picturesque part of the country with plenty of rolling hills, winding rivers and quaint tea rooms. A delightful place to spend a few relaxing days.”


Last visited:

1 August 2014 – 4 August 2014

In need of a long weekend, Sam and I decided to venture to the Peak District for a few days in the search of some peace, quiet and countryside. After a bit of searching, we found The Old Lockup online and booked ourselves in to The Solicitors Room for 3 nights.


Tags: Bakewell, Buxton, Lyme Park, Old Lock-up, Peak District, Pemberley, Tropical Birdland, Wirksworth,
February 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm by Angela

“Paris is a wonderfully cultured city with a chilled out vibe. A great place to take a stroll and eat some cake!”


Last visited:

30 January 2014 – 2 February 2014

6 April 2012 – 9 April 2012

27 August 2010 – 30 August 2010

28 August 2009 – 31 August 2009

21 January 2005 – 23 January 2005

Paris is an infamous city – a place people world wide recognise for it’s iconic sites, food and links with fashion. However, it wasn’t somewhere I had visited until after I graduated from University. On the few occasions my family and I went to France, it was to Normandy and Brittany on the ferry. Once I moved to London though, Paris was suddenly easily accessible because of the EuroStar.


Posted in France, Paris
Tags: Bread, Cake, Eurostar, L'Arc de Triomphe, La Seine, Metro, Notre Dame, Rowing, Sacre Coeur,
November 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm by Angela

“On first glance, a more industrial side of Sweden but actually an attractive and relaxed city.”


Last visited:

12th November 2013 – 15th November 2013

Our trip to Gothenburg was the second part of a Sweden holiday which started in Stockholm. Since we were already in the country, we decided to get the train across to Gothenburg. Despite being over 450km apart, the train was scheduled to only take 3hrs 15mins and the tickets (booked in advanced on the national train operator, SJ, website) only cost 420SKE total (~£21 each).


Posted in Gothenburg, Sweden
Tags: Condeco, Gothenburg, Rohsska, Stadsmuseum, Sweden, Universeum,
November 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm by Angela

“There is something about Stockholm that made me feel right at home before I had even left the airport.”


Last visited:

9th November 2013 – 12th November 2013

Stockholm has always interested me as a city; Whilst I would also love to see Scandinavia in the summer, it is a country which is also used to the cold and you see a different side to a country when the sun isn’t continually shining. So, when we needed to take holiday late in the year, Sweden seemed like an obvious choice. Coupled with a visit to Gothenburg, the first 3 nights of our 6 night trip were in Stockholm. So here it is, the highs and lows of our trip to Stockholm:


Posted in Stockholm, Sweden
Tags: Gamla Stan, Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden, Vasa,
April 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm by Angela

“A delightful but windy first trip to North Wales, enjoying the beautiful scenery and slower pace of life.”


Last visited:

15th April 2013 – 19th April 2013

Our first visit to North Wales had us based in Bala, on the edge of the lake. We were staying at a residence owned by my company, so I shan’t be saying much about the accommodation (it was very comfortable and we even had our own mini ‘hallway’). We also ate most of our food there, so I won’t be commenting on that either (it was all really tasty). However, we did explore a bit of the ‘local’ area so that I will review.


April 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm by Angela

“A historic English town which retains it’s medieval charm.”


Last visited:

14th April 2013 – 15th April 2013

Shrewsbury was a ‘stop-off’ point for us on our way to North Wales. I am always drawn to staying in quainter historic market towns rather than bigger cities, simply because they usually are nicer to walk around. Shrewsbury didn’t disappoint on that front. The town really has kept it’s ‘old feel’, with the layout of the town seemingly unchanged over the years. The centre of the town is littered with narrow streets and lanes, which are full of cute looking shops and cafes.


Posted in England, Shrewsbury
Tags: Shrewsbury,
December 9, 2012 at 10:48 am by Angela

“A quaint old town full of historic architecture.”


Last visited:

17th November 2012 – 18th November 2012

I had been to Warwick once as a child, but couldn’t really remember much about it, except for having a real panic attack whilst being taken around the castle walls because I didn’t like the confined winding stairs of medieval buildings! So, when looking for a location for Sam and I to have short weekend trip, it jumped out on the map.


Posted in England, Warwick
Tags: Warwick, Warwick Castle,
December 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm by Angela

“A wonderful way to slow down and remember what it means to relax. Sitting on the deck with a cuppa and some cake in the sunshine is bliss!”


Last visited:

4th April 2011 – 8th April 2011

Canal boats are a common sight on any canal or small river. Being a rower, I see them several times a week and we have always had a fairly ominous relationship with them, generally because they get in our way! However, after hearing some fairly positive comments about canal boating holidays, we decided to give it a try with two friends.


Tags: Boat, Grand Union Canal,
November 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm by Angela

“A city so full of history, it’s like stepping back in time.”


Last visited:

29th September 2011 – 2nd October 2011

For years I have wanted to visit Rome, dreamed of seeing the colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. Finally, in September 2011, I had the good fortune to finally see the city and it’s sights for myself. We were going to be in Rome for 3 nights so, with so much to see, I made sure to have a good look through the guide book in advance. For most cities, I find this well worth doing and Rome is no exception. There is an awful lot to see and with some monuments only open on certain days, I would recommend looking in to your top attractions in advance of arriving in the city.


Posted in Italy, Rome
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