Why visit Skansen at christmas 

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 Skansen!  View Post

Great Northern Hotel – Be trainsported to Art Deco luxury!

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 

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

HPB Henllys Anglesey Review

HPB Henllys Anglesey Review

I must admit, I had never heard of the holiday property bonds before my in-laws joined up. But when we were looking for a last minute UK holiday destination in the middle of the summer holidays, it seemed like a good time to give it a try. While, HPB has properties around the UK and internationally, the only one available at our notice was Henllys Anglesey just outside of Beaumaris. So without any research to the area we booked banking on the quality of the accommodation.  View Post

Is Plas Newydd family friendly? 5 reasons why we think so

Is Plas Newydd family friendly? 5 reasons why we think so

Determined to explore more of the UK now we are no longer expats,I decided to take a week exploring the beautiful island of Anglesey in North Wales. Armed with my new National Trust Membership, our first port of call on the island was the beautiful Plas Newydd House and Gardens. Here are 5 reasons why we think it is fantastic family day out!  View Post