Whether you're alone, with a partner, with your pets, or with your kids, staycations can be a brilliant alternative to an expensive holiday abroad. I am a huge advocate of spending time exploring your own country, but with an abundance of food, without the security of your gym or exercise class, or hotel gym and free exercise sessions run by the entertainment team, I know it can be hard to remain motivated to keep fit.
Despite what Instagram leads you to believe, holidays and travelling aren't always picture perfect. Everyone knows that when you step out of your comfort zone, there's a risk of serious unfortunate events occurring, be it lost luggage, crime, or a 'holiday belly' - if you know what I mean. But, even if the logistics of your holiday goes swimmingly, there's always a chance of a classic #travelfail.
Nestled in the Pennines of West Yorkshire is a charming village, soaked in literary importance. Haworth is currently home to around 6000 people, but its most notable residents were Mr Brontë and his four children, Charlotte, author of Jane Eyre, Emily, author of Wuthering Heights, Anne, author of Agnes Grey, and the lesser well known,… Continue reading Travel Diary: A Walk To Bronte Bridge
Disclosure: I am not in any way affiliated with Gatwick Airport, or any other UK airport. All opinions shared in this post are entirely my own. Sometimes, you just want to have a little break from the UK, and that means you'll likely have to fly. As an Essex resident, I am a comfortable driving… Continue reading Why I Fly From Gatwick
A few weeks ago, I shared a post that busted some of my top B&B myths, so it's only fitting that I share my best advice for spotting a great UK B&B. The best B&Bs have three elements: positive reviews, clear photographs and up to date facilities. Your first job is to consider your budget.… Continue reading How to spot a great B&B
We have had Ted (our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) in our lives for only three months, but as someone who didn't grow up with a pet in the house, I've learnt a lot about responsibility, and a lot about dogs. In today's post, I'll be sharing the top five things I've learnt about owning a… Continue reading Five Things Every New Puppy Owner Needs to Know
When looking for beautiful locations in England, I know the Thames Estuary doesn't usually feature in the top ten. Most likely, if you think of the Thames, you'll think of the centre of London, or the brown water and industry of Thurrock, Dartford and Tilbury Docks. But carry on fifteen more minutes along the C2C… Continue reading Travel Diary: Thames Estuary
After bursting through the doors of Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch, London, ten minutes before our reservation, we were informed that we would have to wait a while for our table. Despite being annoying and setting us in a sulk, it meant that we were able to hit the bar and order some drinks. Luckily, I… Continue reading Drink: Blues Kitchen, London
April's feature is Vikki Lea, author of Lea Bella Blogs! Find out what she loves about Britain.