Christmas at Leeds Castle Review: the loveliest castle in the world at the most wonderful time of year

If there are two things I love it’s castles and Christmas. So the thought of visiting Leeds Castle, reportedly the loveliest castle in the world at Christmas filled me with excitement. But what is Christmas at Leeds Castle like? View Post

Is Hardwick Hall Family Friendly?

When we moved back to the UK, the first thing I decided to buy was a membership to the National Trust. I was determined that when I moved back to the UK I was going to make the most of all the fabulous historical sites that the UK has on offer that we sorely missed while we were expats. The first on our list – Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. View Post

Why visit Skansen at christmas 

Sometimes the real joy of Christmas can get lost in the commercial trappings that we have all become accustomed to. But sometimes I like to find simpler Christmas traditions and celebrations. So last year we took a pre Christmas break in Stockholm in the search of the true meaning and tradition of Chrismas. We sure found it at SkansenView Post

Great Northern Hotel – Be trainsported to Art Deco luxury!

If I have a secret geek side, it has to be my love of trains in particular the golden age, art deco train travel. One of my top travel bucket list items is to travel on the Orient Express, ever since I read the magnificent Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. So imagine my delight when I found out the Golden Era of train travel had been recreated in a 5* hotel setting in central London! I was sure thus place would tick many of my ten things that makes a hotel luxurious – it was a place I just had to stay!  View Post

Eat, sleep, breathe Kings Cross, London 

Kings Cross is a place many people associate with journeys rather than as a destination in itself. But if you have a few hours to wile away waiting for your train or perhaps you want to explore a new area of  London then this guide to kings cross is for you!  View Post