A weekend in Northumberland

Northumberland you stole our hearts. It turns out that all it takes for D and I to be happy is a beach, fish and chips, a place of historical interest and a boat trip. (Maybe also a day off work). We visited not one but 2 castles; Alnwick Castle, where much of the first 2 Harry Potter films were shot; and Bamburgh Castle which is … Continue reading A weekend in Northumberland

The Florida Road Trip

Oh Florida you stole my heart! Our final leg of the trip was preceded by a rather disastrous flight to Jacksonville from Washington DC, but we had a wonderful time in Florida. We started in Northern Florida at the beaches of Jacksonville and St Augustine, enjoying relaxing on the white sand and swimming in the sea. We followed our day at the beach with seafood … Continue reading The Florida Road Trip

Shenandoah

After more than a week of city breaks we were so ready for some time outdoors and we couldn’t have picked a better location than Shenandoah National Park. Situated in Virginia, we were both blown away with the scale of it and its beauty. We had picked up a hire car in Washington DC and headed for the park, only stopping for walking snacks at … Continue reading Shenandoah

Washington DC

We had a completely different experience of Washington DC to a lot of visitors as we had a very knowledgeable guide. My friend lives and works in Washington DC and has really made the most of living in the capital city and all it has to offer. We started our visit at a barbeque restaurant (where I was so excited to eat that I didn’t … Continue reading Washington DC

Good Morning Baltimore

Following our visit to Philadelphia we spent the day in Baltimore. We barely had time to drip our bags off before heading to the harbour and the National Aquarium.ย It was apparently unseasonably hot in Baltimore and we really felt it! The harbour in Baltimore is pretty beautiful, especially on a clear day. As it was a Friday night everybody was relaxing in the bars and … Continue reading Good Morning Baltimore

Beautiful Philadelphia

Following New York we had a day each in Philadelphia in the city; however due to having limited time we made the most of our trip by only having a day each in Philadelphia and Baltimore. There is so much history in the older American cities. To us Philadelphia felt like a cross between New York and Amsterdam. There’s something very laid back about the … Continue reading Beautiful Philadelphia

Sunday Dinner at The Refectory

A wise person once told me that Sundays are for relaxing and eating lovely food. While I am very much inclined to agree, that is what we SHOULD make time for its safe to say life can often get in the way of this at times. For me its having a busy job, running this blog on the side of that, looking after 2 bunnies, … Continue reading Sunday Dinner at The Refectory

Afternoon Tea at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Visiting Blackpool always gives me a lot of Nostalgia. While it wasn’t somewhere my family visited as frequently, I have very specific memories of the place. Getting stuck on top of the big wheel on the pleasure beach in the pouring rain with my mum, windy games of crazy golf and going on a school trip to the tower as a very little girl. Part … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Something for the weekend – Food Connections, Bristol

I’ve said before how much I love a good community event and I’ll say it again for the purposes of this post. If you happen to be in or around Bristol between 29 April and 06 May you should check out the Food Connections Festival. Based around College Green, Anchor and Millennium Square; and with events going on all across the city there is something … Continue reading Something for the weekend – Food Connections, Bristol

If you’re in the area visit Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms

Over the bank holiday my parents and I took a trip to visit my Grandma F. My Grandmother is one of the people who I inherited a love of baking and food from (along with my parents and my Grandma P). She also shares my appreciation for a really good place to drink tea or coffee and eat sandwiches and cake. So a trip to … Continue reading If you’re in the area visit Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms