It's a well known stereotype that all English people speak like the Queen, have bucked teeth, and love tea. Real tea - a full bodied English breakfast tea. None of that iced tea, ginger and honey, chai stuff, no, real tea. I'm sorry to burst some of that bubble: I have a rather eclectic accent … Continue reading Why the English Love Tea
Independent review What woman doesn't enjoy a spot of afternoon tea? There's something quintessentially British about tucking into finger sandwiches and scones while sipping on tea from a bone china cup, and I love it. I love it so much so that last week, I spent my Saturday with a few friends at the newest … Continue reading Eat: By George Afternoon Tea
Edit: I am so sorry I forgot to upload the photos before this post was scheduled! It's rather embarrassing, but I hope you guys forgive me now that it's all fixed. I decided to do something a little different for today's post. I am a nosy parker, and I love to snoop in on my … Continue reading A Travel Blogger’s Work Space
Following a discussion we had in Lanzarote, Dan and I decided to take Ted (the dog) away for the weekend as a trial run for our summer trip to Wales. We picked Woodbridge - somewhere not too far from home, and I booked Thatched Farm and Cottage on a whim, not really knowing what to … Continue reading Stay: Thatched Farm Bed and Breakfast
Situated at the edge of the Suffolk Coast and country Area of National Beauty, Sutton Hoo is one of Britain's most important historical locations. Although it doesn't have the mystique of Stonehenge, or sheer vastness of Hadrian's Wall, Sutton Hoo is an important location, primarily for the ancient Kingdom of East Anglia, as it is … Continue reading What To Do At Sutton Hoo
In our last post about Ted, he'd been with us for two weeks and was settling in well. I listed the following next steps, and although I didn't set a target date, the three month mark is as good as any. Be warned, cute pictures and videos are coming! We need to teach Ted to … Continue reading Pupdates With Ted – Three Months
This month's featured blogger is Hannah, a fabulous blogger and an Essex resident, like me. Hannah writes illuminating reviews of books, eateries, experiences, and travel, and has a gorgeous Instagram page. Read on to find out what she loves about Britain! Instagram: pages.places.plates Twitter: PagePlacePlate Growing up in Britain it can be easy to forget … Continue reading What Bloggers Love About Britain – May 2019
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