Elegant Cruising with Cunard Queen Victoria


Queen Victoria, Cunard

I’m going to make a statement I never thought I’d make. I love cruising. Thanks to Cunard I’ve found my sea legs and discovered the joys of cruising. I’m still bathing in the afterglow of a glorious two weeks cruising around the Mediterranean on the Cunard Queen Victoria. My cruise holiday was not a planned […]

A Weekend in Cornwall


Padstow, Cornwall

I love having quality time with my family and during August bank holiday we all took a trip to Cornwall. It’d been a couple of years since the last time I was there when I’d re-visited many of our childhood haunts. This time though, with three precious days, it was about relaxing. St Ives The first […]

Exploring Oundle in Northamptonshire


Oundle, Northamptonshire

It is no secret that my heart belongs to the Cotwolds, however a rival has come on the scene.  A couple of weekends ago we spent a gloriously sunny Saturday taking in the splendour of Oundle in Northamptonshire. With it’s golden stone you’d be forgiven for thinking you might well be in the Cotswolds. I […]

Street Art in Birmingham


City of Colours, Digbeth, Birmingham

Having had so much fun on the inaugural Visit Birmingham Instameet photographing reflections around Paradise Circus, I was excited for the second instameet. This took place around the creative quarter in Digbeth, Birmingham’s urban heritage area, and focused on the street art developed for the City of Colours. The Instameet was led by street arts specialists, […]

Stratford Butterfly Farm


Glasswing, Stratford Butterfly Farm

Having made the decision to make time to improve my photography, this year, one of my latest trips was to Stratford Butterfly Farm in Stratford upon Avon.  I was keen to practice my macro photography and knew this would be the perfect place.  I spent a couple of hours getting up close and personal to […]

A Day Trip to Painswick


The Falcon, Painswick, Cotswolds

As you know I love the Cotswolds and over the Easter weekend we took a trip to Painswick.  It is stunningly beautiful just like all Cotswold villages/ towns are. The plan was to meet fellow blogger Meg, from Millie and Meg, have lunch and then explore the town. Meg and I had been  chatting, on […]