Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market 2018

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market 2018

It’s well known that Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is one of the best, regularly getting featured in top 10 festive markets guides nationally and internationally.

I go every year and it always helps kick start the festive spirit, take a look at this magical market…

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Breakfast at Cargo Coffee Bar in Jersey

Breakfast at Cargo Coffee Bar in Jersey

The beautiful island of Jersey is nurturing an incredible foodie scene.

Cargo is one of my favourite spots on the island for coffee and brunch, it’s gorgeous interior and delicious food made for a relaxed morning before a full day of sight seeing.

If you’re heading to St Helier Cargo is an absolute must visit!

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Kit for your trip – Teva Sandals

Kit for your trip – Teva Sandals

Are you looking for a great all round sandal for your next adventure? Getting the right kit for your trip is really very important. Finding decent shoes is a real struggle especially when you’re trying to fit a month’s worth of clothes and supplies to fit in a 20kg suitcase.

Before heading to Australia I did so much research to find great items that would be versatile, would mean I could pack light and above all else were quality and could survive the elements and being put through its paces.

Footwear is tricky when your travel adventure has you hiking in rainforest and up mountains one moment, clambering through rock pools the next and then hitting the city to sight see.

I discovered Teva a week before I left and thanks to next day delivery I’ve had a solid two years of adventuring with excellent sandals!

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A late lunch at Caravan Bankside in London

A late lunch at Caravan Bankside in London

The trend for small plates is slowly coming over from Australia and New Zealand and it’s a foodie fashion I can get behind.

Caravan Bankside is a great place to experience this trend, it has a well-travelled menu, it’s based in an old metal box factory and it’s nestled in an emerging area of London.

Headed to London soon? Take a look…

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Art, coffee and history at God’s House Tower in Southampton

Art, coffee and history at God’s House Tower in Southampton

Southampton’s old archaeology museum has been transformed into a new arts space by A Space Arts with the support of a whole host of funders.

FINALLY! The city has been crying out for more art spaces, culture and a step away from the huge chains that fill our high street. While they have their place in Southampton, the city lacks balance – now is the time for more independents, retail and places for live music.

Take a look at this fantastic new addition to the city centre…

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Myths, legends and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, North Cornwall

Myths, legends and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, North Cornwall

Who wasn’t captured by the legend of King Arthur as a child?

Mythical Camelot, knights of the round table and Merlin the magician romanticise history and places across the whole of the UK. I’ve been a fan of the stories, films and art work inspired by these tales and that have influenced popular culture.

Tintagel Castle on North Cornwall’s rugged coastline has been inextricably linked to the legend for many years.

Headed to Cornwall? Need some trip inspiration? Take a look at my visit hiking round Tintagel and crossing the new bridge that re-connects the island to the mainland.

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Discover The Blue Pool in Dorset

Discover The Blue Pool in Dorset

How do you make the most of the last days of…🌞 S U M M E R 🌞

By satisfying that wanderlust and heading to somewhere you’ve wanted to go for over two years!

Take a look at this beauty spot that’s been on my travel list for a long time…

📍The Blue Pool, Wareham, Dorset

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When the Wanderlust is Real – ways to keep the travel bug under control

When the Wanderlust is Real – ways to keep the travel bug under control

The wanderlust is real and after my big trip to Australia last year I need something in the pipeline to keep those itchy feet at bay. Does anyone else struggle with not travelling as much as they’d like to?

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Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Becketts is the restaurant in Southsea that’s been recommended to me over and over again. It’s been a Portsmouth staple for the last 30 years but came under new management in 2016 and is thriving in the city’s vibrant food scene.

It has an excellent reputation and now I’ve finally managed to visit I totally understand the hype.

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Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil

Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil

My aversion to early mornings is nothing new. For me, there is no catching of the worm, I like my bed, I love sleep and lazy mornings are the best!

Over time I’ve learnt that there things I can do to lessen the impact of the inevitable alarm clock’s call. For me, early morning starts are remedied by coffee, sunshine and hot toasted banana bread.

On a recent work trip, an early start lead to the discovery of an excellent coffee spot in the heart of South Somerset’s Yeovil called Finca.

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