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 ยฃ110 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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Visiting Glenbrook and Blue Mountains National Park, Australia

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know I took a brief trip back home to Australia earlier this month. One of my friends was getting married so I flew back for the wedding and surprised my parents who had no idea I was coming. Well done to my sister who managed to keep […]

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The hidden tunnels of Charing Cross station

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you may have read about the previous Hidden London tours I’ve done of Clapham South and Aldwych. On Easter Sunday I did a third tour – this time of Charing Cross station. In 1971 construction began on a new underground line, originally called the Fleet line. […]

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March re-cap: historic houses, scooter accident and Adele!

What’s been happening this month? The month started off well with a sunny visit to Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire. However, on the way home from our day out I had a bit of an accident on my scooter ๐Ÿ™ She’s still with the insurer for repairs which means my plans to escape London on the […]

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A sunny afternoon at Hughenden Manor

In the countryside near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire you will find Hughenden Manor. In the 19th century this red brick Victorian mansion was the country house of the Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. It is now owned by the National Trust and is fully open to the public. Hughenden is still decorated […]

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