Category Archive: Holidays, Travel and Days Out

Solo in Krakow

This post was written in sections, as I wanted to be in the moment when I wrote it, so some elements may not read as you would expect. I have used *** to give you an idea of the break points. It is quite a long post! I wanted to go away for my birthday …

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My Top Place to Visit in England

Whilst I’m all for getting on a plane and jetting off to a different country, sometimes it’s great to see what England can offer. These are my top 3/4 English places to visit: Brighton – I went to school in a small town called Seaford, not far from Brighton and I’ve always had a soft …

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Blog At The Beach – Leeds

I have been actively involved with icelollyholiday’s Twitter chats for a while now and took over their Instagram account in the summer, so when there was an opportunity for me to go to their Blog at the Beach event, I jumped at the chance. I didn’t entirely think things through, it’s held in January in …

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Would you give it all up?

When I was 19 I decided that life had just got a little bit too much. I had come out of an on/off relationship which was soul destroying. I had been manipulated into returning to this destructive relationship so many times and I knew I needed to get away. I didn’t have any reason not …

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10 Things to do before you go on holiday

Going on holiday is always exciting, but if you’re like me and leave things to the last minute, panic can set in during those final hours before getting on the plane. Here are my go to things to do before going on holiday: 1. Make sure your passport is in date – actually probably best …

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5 Reasons I Won’t Do All Inclusive

Don’t get me wrong, I have done all inclusive before and there is something of a luxury feel about it, but it just isn’t for me. Here are some reasons why I am not likely to do it again. 1. I do not want to fight over sun beds. If you haven’t seen the videos …

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6 things you might want to know

I’m writing this whilst sat on a plane, flying to Kos. I have had the standard questions asked, so I thought I would share the answers to some of those questions with you: You’re looking brown, do you live in (insert destination)? No, I have been to Italy and Portugal recently, plus I am half …

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Malta Travel Tips

I can’t believe having visited my family in Malta so many times over the years, I have never written a blog post with tips. Following a twitter HolidayChat with Ice Lolly Holiday I was asked for suggestions, so here goes: 1. Avoid driving! Whilst the Maltese drive on the same side of the road as …

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10 Tips to Faro

I am writing this after a rude awakening this morning, from my stomach (I’ll leave it there, but you can probably guess what I mean). I am lying awake in a hotel bed on the Portuguese coast of Praia de Faro. When I first arrived in the hotel Aeromar, I laughed at how dated it …

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Saving to Travel More

I always have plans to go on holiday, but a few things get in the way; money, work, and being a responsible parent! As my daughter is getting older, this is becoming less of a struggle, she has a great group of friends with amazing parents, who happily (at least that’s what they tell me!) …

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