These are some of my favourite photos from my recent trip to the big smoke:     ...

My travels around England have continued this week going from London, to Chichester, to Brighton back up North to Leeds. The sea at Brighton was just a little different than it is over in Thailand (!!), but there is something very therapeutic about walking along the sea. Slight trauma coming up North as I forgot to press lock on the toilet door on the train –...

What a week! I made the most of my last few days in Cumbria by visiting Hadrian’s Wall (yes it was still the pile of rocks I remember as a child!) before I headed off for the big Smoke, London town. It felt a little weird arriving into Euston on Thursday. Apart from my weekend in Sheffield/Leeds and a day trip to Liverpool, I have spent the last six weeks in...

I have to admit that my heart sank a little when I was tagged by my friend Nikki to write about my top five favourite food destinations, as Nikki is the Queen of food blog posts (word of warning – don’t look at her blog if you are hungry!!) and I knew in no way could my contribution live up to the way she brought such detail to the places she wrote about...

Apologies for the lack of photos last week – the perils of living in a small village in Cumbria where the internet can be a little hit and miss. The last couple of weeks has been a real mix of working very hard but also catching up with friends in Sheffield and Leeds – it felt it was just like last week when I had last seen everyone – so much...

There isn’t really anything more British than having afternoon tea, with of course the quintessential scone, jam and cream and that seemed the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon catching up with my old school friends. Jo and Sharon, who I haven’t seen for more years than I care to remember. The three of us are dotted around various parts of Cumbria,...

Although I have been more or less working full stop so far since being back, I am also enjoying a little bit of downtime as well. My mum is a teacher at a local school, and one of her colleagues asked me last week if I wanted to go on a school trip with her class to Carlisle United.   Spend the afternoon with hot footballers? I didn’t need to be asked twice! I...

The weather has been a little more mixed this week – a couple of grey murky days, much more like the England I am familiar with (my god, I am so British talking about the weather!!). It’s been fun though – I went to my local football stadium, Carlisle United on Friday and got to meet a few of the players and I have just got home from having a lovely...

I recently entered a competition via my friend Danielle’s blog, Living In Sin, (be sure to check it out here photographs are just amazing). The competition was to write a post on how you would spend 48 hours in…………. And of course where else would I pick but my beloved Bangkok. I tried to think how best to give someone who had never been...

I’m feeling much more settled now in the UK – baths, ovens, fresh air and the countryside are now feeling the norm rather than a novelty (the Roast Lamb I have just popped into the oven already is starting to smell amazing). Now I’ve had a couple of weeks at home chilling out with my mum, I’ve started to catch up with some friends this week...

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