November Re-cap: A trip to Bruges

What’s been happening this month? I popped down to Brighton for a couple of days for a conference. Sadly I didn’t get much time for sightseeing as the conference started quite early and it was dark outside by the time it finished! We went to Franco Manca for dinner which was just around the corner […]

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10 of my favourite dessert spots in Sydney

Most people who know me (or follow me on instagram) will know that I’m a sucker for a good dessert. Sydney is a city that does desserts well and having lived most of my life there I’ve had plenty of opportunities to sample a fair few. It was actually quite difficult to narrow my list […]

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Sydney’s Secret Garden: Chinese Garden of Friendship

I’ve always been guilty of neglecting to visit some of the typical tourist spots in my home town. It wasn’t until I was 18 that I finally visited Bondi Beach for the first time! When I started making plans to move to London I knew I wouldn’t have the opportunity to visit these places for […]

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Day trips from London: Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle was #1 on my National Trust wishlist and I finally got around to visiting over the August bank holiday weekend. This 14th-century moated castle is located near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, less than 2 hours drive from London. We arrived around lunch time so we stopped at the cafe first for some food […]

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Where to find the best views in Cambridge

One of my favourite things to do when travelling to a new destination is to find the highest vantage point, however on my first visit to Cambridge I couldn’t find any obvious landmarks from which I could take in the views over the city. I paid a second visit to Cambridge back in July with […]

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October Re-cap – Staycationing

What’s been happening this month? I watched my first ever live rugby game at Twickenham where the Wallabies took on Argentina, and won! We turned the weekend into a little staycation and booked ourselves a room at the Hilton Syon Park. We enjoyed our previous stay at this hotel and it was nice to go […]

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5 highlights from our visit to Kew Gardens

When my parents came to visit me in London, Kew Gardens was one of the first places I took them to. Despite living in London for four years I’d never visited Kew Gardens during daylight hours, having only previously attended for the Christmas at Kew event after dark. Located all the way at the end […]

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Our 6 day Cornwall itinerary

To round up my series of Cornwall posts I’d thought I’d share our full 6 day itinerary. What I had planned originally was a bit different to what we ended up doing, there were a few other places that I had wanted to visit but missed out on due to weather or time constraints. I’d […]

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Day trips from London: Waddesdon Manor

While driving back to London from Cornwall we decided to stop by Waddesdon Manor. It wasn’t exactly on our route but I’d wanted to visit for a long time so I figured it was worth taking a little detour. Waddesdon Manor is located in the village of Waddesdon, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, so it can […]

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My first Airbnb experience

I guess I’m a little late to the game with Airbnb. I’ve known about it for years and have heard great things but I never got around to trying it until my trip to Cornwall a few months ago. In case you aren’t familiar with Airbnb, it is an online marketplace which lets people rent […]

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