The Best Flea Markets in London

Every city throughout the world shares the same building blocks; concrete, steel, and regrettably a lot of McDonald restaurants. One city that stands apart from the rest is London. London is home to some of the world’s most historical architecture, Victorian era public transport, and some 700 historical and cultural sites. With all those ticked off […]

London, much more than the Royal baby’s home

[The following is a guest post from Katty, who originally visited London for the first time to improve her English; as a first stop in an ongoing travel adventure which currently has her in Spain] I have been travelling for almost 16 months now and it all began with my stay in London. Last summer […]

Time at Woodpeckers Cottage

26 – 28 July 2010 As always it was lovely to catch up with Auntie Jilly, Uncle Howy, cousins Ella and Annabel and Grandma. Thank you all so much for your hospitality. [pe2-gallery class=”alignright” ] [/pe2-gallery]

Homeward Bound (Netherlands, Belgium, France, England)

24 July 2010 Everyone managed to get back on the coach and leave Amsterdam despite many probably preferring not to. We docked at Dover around 5.30pm and headed to London. The plan was to have one last night together in the pub to wrap up a successful 37 days around Europe; and that is exactly […]

London to Paris

17 – 19 June 2010 17 June was a Thursday and I was still in Lincolnshire with Jilly, Howy, Annabel and Ella who I had had a fantastic time with. It was with nervous excitement that I bordered the train to London so that I could get to the Contiki registration later that night in […]

Grandma’s 80th Birthday

15 June 2010 I haven’t had many opportunities to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday so it was special to be there for her eightieth! [pe2-gallery class=”alignright” ] [/pe2-gallery]

Time with my Cousins

05 June 2010 Anna 08 – 17 June 2010 Ella A lovely evening out with Anna and her flatmates. Walking Spike, Buffy and Tigger with Ella. [pe2-gallery class=”alignright” ] [/pe2-gallery] I had a go on Ella’s Ripstick, as you can see in the videos she is far better than me. [pe2-gallery class=”alignright” ] [/pe2-gallery] Cousin […]

Nottingham and Hull Day Trips

11 June 2010 – Nottingham 12 June 2010 – Hull I needed to make a day trip to Nottingham to get a National Insurance number, which would allow me to work in England but more importantly provided a step towards setting up a UK bank account. My trip to Nottingham was notable for the biggest […]

Lincoln Ghost Experience

11 June 2010 Make of it what you want; I have no interest in trying to convince you I photographed a ghost, ghosts don’t even exist. However what exactly did happen on that fateful Lincolnshire night? Comments welcome… Aunty Jilly had been wanting to do this guided ghost walk of Lincoln city, my visit made […]

London Sightseeing

31 May – 07 June 2010 – Doesn’t time fly My highlights from the city of London so far have been the simple things. Catching up with friends and family. My first Guinness in a London pub. Random meanderings through the city streets. The breadth of food and drink available. Lastly the parks, statues and […]