Hausen an der Wurm & Weil der Stadt, Germany

As a child, I  loved going on holiday, but I hated the hideously long car journeys many of them started and ended with. I dreaded (and detested) sitting in the back of the car for hours and hours (‘an eternity’ in the words of a five year old me). I would spend the entire duration of…

Fresh Air

Last weekend, James and I travelled to a little outside Exeter in Devon, England. We had rented a large country house on airbnb with friends. After perhaps a little too much indulgence on the Friday night, we woke late on Saturday, filled our bellies with a proper British fry-up and headed out to explore and…

Eurostar

A great bonus of being a Londoner in Brussels is the Eurostar, a quick two-hour painless journey home. Whatever station you are travelling from you need to be checked-in/checking-in thirty minutes before departure. In my experience in Brussels and Paris, thirty minutes is plenty of time, but at St Pancras, I recommend giving yourself an…

Garuda Indonesia

We were lucky chickens as James & I had the pennies *JUST* to travel T0 & From Bali business class with Garuda Indonesia. I will say, we spent days and a total of five hours on Saturday browsing airlines trying to find the best deal with this airline. I cannot praise the airline more. All…

Sunsets on Gili T

In my opinion, there are few things as beautiful as a sunset. We were promised outrageously wonderful sunsets on Gili T and we weren’t disappointed despite our first two sunsets being slightly interrupted by clouds and that didn’t stop us enjoying the atmosphere with a sundowner or two. Then we were treated to a real beauty. Here…

Old Man’s

For a chilled evening – following several hours spent at Finns – we headed to Old Man’s Restaurant, which is actually in Canggu, just a short and cheap taxi ride from Seminyak – unless you get taken for ride. The boys really wanted to head to Old Man’s as once a week it hosts a mighty beer pong contest….

Bali, Indonesia

“Let’s start at the very beginning A very good place to start” I am excited to share with you what was and will forever be a special holiday – after the 14+ hr flight to Jakarta, transfer to Denpasar and taxi-ride to our villa. For our first few days in Bali we stayed in Villa Sassy,…

Part of my journey

Elizabeth Gilbert writes in her infamous novel Eat, Pray, Love “to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice“, it’s true. I have had the wonderful opportunity in life to travel at home & overseas and I feel truly blessed to write this now sitting in my jungle villa in Ubud – I’ll be moving again…

More Beach Time

It feels like summer isn’t ending in Brussels. Even the days that look a little cloudy when you wake are soon glistening. My mum came to visit last week and to show off the glorious sunshine, we took a day trip to the beach – De Haan again – just an hour and a half…

De Plantage

For our last evening in Amsterdam, I organised dinner at a rather romantic spot. Don’t you think? Earlier in the evening, before the fairies brought the place to light, James and I sat in the restaurant’s garden for a little aperatif. Before heading inside to enjoy a thoroughly delicious meal. To start, broad bean risotto…

B A K

As part of James’ birthday weekend, I booked a reservation at a rather special spot, BAK restaurant. James and I decided to walk to the restaurant, it was about thirty minutes from the centre and the long walk really encouraged the hunger pangs (which was surprising given the amount we had eaten). We finally arrived…

Our First Day in the Dam

In need of a coffee to get us started for the day, James and I slumped down at Dante, a cool kitchen & bar located just next to our hotel – from where, we could observe the passers-by and the canal. After our coffee, we headed off to explore the city and enjoyed a tour…