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
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
As a Londoner by birth, I think I've seen a lot of London already. Most of the big attractions like the British Museum, ZSL London Zoo and the Tower of London have already been ticked off my list, and I've been lucky enough to delve into some of the lesser known attractions, like the Clink … Continue reading My London Wishlist for 2019
Canterbury is a city recognised in history as a site of pilgrimage. In Medieval England, people would travel to visit the shrine of the murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket, which was immortalised in Chaucer's epic poem, The Canterbury Tales. We only had a spring afternoon to make our pilgrimage, but we tried to pack in as … Continue reading Travel Diary: Visiting Canterbury
Always thought Shakespeare was a bit rubbish? See if my 7 reasons to see a play at Shakespeare's Globe convinces you to give him another chance.
We reached Grassington feeling exhausted and checked into our final hotel: Grassington House. It's a stunning three storey Georgian building which boasts a restaurant, bar, and event services. We were taken to a room on the third floor, overlooking the town square. It was quite small, and the bathroom was essentially a cupboard, but it … Continue reading Yorkshire Dales Itinerary: Grassington
Now, Nidderdale was not originally going to be on the itinerary, but due to my poor organisational skills, and the August Bank Holiday Weekend, one of the only hotels still with vacancies was Talbot House in Pateley Bridge. Before making our way to the town, I just had to see another of the castles in … Continue reading Yorkshire Dales Itinerary: Nidderdale
Read part four of the Yorkshire Dales Itinerary and travel diary. This time, the trip is temporarily halted by a rather nasty surprise.
Review of Escapologist bar in Covent Garden, London.
Part three of the Yorkshire Dales Itinerary - a day in Hawes, the beautiful market town and home of the best breakfast.