Postcards from the Sandringham Estate


Sandringham Church, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk

I adore visiting the Sandringham Estate. From the open spaces, woodland walks to the church and the house, it’s a familiar place that always delivers on that happy feeling. On our recent short break to Norfolk, having never visited the Sandringham Estate before, Mum was keen to pay a visit. Just to manage her expectations […]

Postcards from Holt


Holt, Norfolk

I really enjoyed discovering lots of new places on our short break in Norfolk. We found quite a few gems whilst driving through the glorious countryside and at our destinations. One of these was Holt. Along with Brancaster I think this is a place that I could live (if I were to ever move to […]

Exploring Newcastle upon Tyne


Gateshead Quays, Newcastle upon Tyne

Any preconceptions I had of Newcastle upon Tyne were instantly blown away having spent a weekend in the city.  I made the journey North to attend a conference but also took the opportunity to explore the city. I arrived on Friday afternoon to bright blue skies and a warm welcome.  I was staying in Gateshead […]

Take 12 Trips


I mentioned on Be SMART this year that one of my challenges this year is to Take 12 Trips.  This challenge was initiated by Clare from Need Another Holiday.  A self confessed part-time traveler Clare wanted to celebrate her blogs first birthday and set herself the challenge of taking 12 trips in a year. Having read […]

Exploring Lincoln


Lincoln, UK

It always feels very decadent to take a day off mid week.  But that’s just what I did last Thursday and took a day trip to Lincoln.  On the agenda was a leisurely lunch at The Old Bakery Restaurant, visiting Lincoln cathedral and strolling around the Cathedral Quarter. One of the things that I love […]