Sometimes the best plans are the ones you don’t make and this Sunday was a perfect example. With a selection of my greatest pals, and an evening of a few too many glasses of red wine behind us, we decided to visit the Leeds Food and Drink Festival. This happens every year in Millenium Square … Continue reading A Surprise Sunday…
When I first landed in Oslo, what immediately struck me was how happy everybody looked. To look happy in an airport is no mean feat so even then, I knew I’d arrived somewhere special. Getting from Oslo airport to the centre of the city is incredibly easy – there’s a direct train called Flytoget which … Continue reading A long weekend in Oslo
This will most likely end up being part one of not only this list but a whole host of other lists on seemingly related topics. What can I say? I just love lists. They are the written form of the unequivocally British queue. Good things: 1. Nobody else gets to decide what to do with … Continue reading Some things which I have learnt about travelling alone.
Due to a variety of circumstances a planned weekend abroad was cancelled however, not being one to waste a weekend, I decided to turn it into a positive experience. Work is too shit and life is too short to go about throwing away weekends like sad little cig dimps so I decided to try and … Continue reading At home – a rescued weekend
I’ve visited Amsterdam a few times over the years but Kings day was still a first for me and, with two of my friends having recently emigrated over there it seemed like the perfect time for us to get together and celebrate. I arrived on Thursday 26th April, the night before, officially known as Kings … Continue reading Amsterdam – My First Kings Day
Ireland has always seemed like it’s an integral part of the nation in which I live and, probably for that very reason, I have never visited. It’s as though it’s simply too close. Deciding suddenly that this was actually, quite frankly, ridiculous, I got on a plane. The flight takes all of about ten minutes … Continue reading Dublin – A City of Storytelling
When arriving at the airport, bag packed and ready to embark on my first official solo adventure, I also arrived at the most intense feeling I’ve had in quite some time. I could not have been more genuinely happy to be in my own company. What a realisation. For the record, Manchester airport of a … Continue reading Nuremberg – A Historical Rebirth
This trip marks the first official travel entry onto this blog and, although not technically a solo trip (as my two wonderful sisters were with me), such an incredible city deserves to be talked about. Upon arrival (a fantastically simple transition onto the U-Bahn directly from the airport into the centre of the city) it … Continue reading Berlin – A Whistle Stop.
Recently I purchased the book you can see above. Long-time, avid fan of Lonely Planet in general with a less than secret desire to be one of their travel writers. Just imagine that as a life. Parties and gatherings would suddenly be much more interesting. “What do you do? I’m an exec at blah corporate … Continue reading I bought a book…
This might just be the start of something. Not saying it’ll be big, just that it will most certainly be something. I’m going places. Literally. It’s a travel blog after all… Image below courtesy of a very obliging wall in Glasgow.