#HiddenLondon: Incredible views from 55 Broadway

I noticed a few photos of the view from 55 Broadway pop up on my Instagram feed after the last London Open House weekend, so when London Transport Museum announced they would be running tours of the building as part of their Hidden London program, I jumped at the chance to see that view with […]

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5 things to in Bergen

At the start of the year I wrote my travel wishlist for 2016 and one of my goals was to visit Norway and see some fjords. When I found some reasonably cheap flights to Bergen for the weekend I snapped them up right away. Bergen is known as the gateway to the fjords so I […]

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My National Trust Wishlist

I signed up for a National Trust membership a few weeks ago when I visited Scotney Castle. I think I’ll be able to get some good use out of this membership, especially since I’m off to Cornwall in a few weeks and a lot of the places I want to visit on that trip are […]

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May Re-cap: Adventures in London and Norway!

What’s been happening this month? The month started out with a bank holiday so we went for a little day trip in Kent where we visited Scotney Castle and Bayham Old Abbey. I did a tour of 55 Broadway, London’s first skyscraper and London Underground’s former headquarters. My main reason for wanting to do this […]

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Norway in a Nutshell: A Fjord Day Trip from Bergen

The #1 thing on my bucket list when visiting Bergen was to do a fjord cruise. I did a lot of research on day trips available from Bergen before my trip and found that the Norway in a Nutshell tour was easily the most popular. At around Β£110 per person it’s a pretty expensive tour […]

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Is it worth becoming an Art Fund member? How much I saved in a year

It has been a year since I purchased an Art Fund membership so I thought I would take a look back and work out how much money I’ve saved through having a National Art Pass. A National Art Pass offers 50% off major exhibitions, plus free entry to hundreds of charging museums, galleries and historic […]

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Days out in Kent: Scotney Castle and Bayham Old Abbey

Over the last bank holiday weekend we spent a day riding around Kent and visited a couple of historic sites. Our first stop was Scotney Castle which belongs to the National Trust. You’ll actually find two houses here – the original medieval castle and moat from the 14th century, as well as the Victorian country […]

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Day trips from London: 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battlefield

With my scooter finally repaired and back on the road, we decided to take a day trip to the town of Battle to visit Battle Abbey and the battlefield where the 1066 Battle of Hastings took place. It’s around 65 miles south of London and can also be easily accessed by train with regular Southeastern […]

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April Re-cap: A surprise trip to Australia!

What’s been happening this month? The big highlight for April was my trip to Sydney. One of my friends was getting married so I flew back for the wedding but I kept it a secret from my parents – only my sister and brothers knew I was coming back. It was pretty difficult to keep […]

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Flying business class from Europe to Sydney with Qatar Airways

Flying business class on a long haul flight has been something I’ve always wanted to do but I’ve never been able to justify the exorbitant costs. I’d much rather be uncomfortable on a plane for one day and splash out on nicer accommodation or experiences at my destination. Fortunately for me Qatar Airways happened to […]

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