Rome’s hidden treasures – Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps

When I say hidden treasures, I obviously don't mean in the true sense of the word; the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain are all very well known Roman attractions. But I was super surprised by their location within the city, and how unobvious they were! Let me explain. On our first day in Rome … Continue reading Rome’s hidden treasures – Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps

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My new garden

Remember when I blogged about the building work on our house, and I told you that when we bought it it was really weird? Well it's fair to say that the garden had it's own quirks too, with a higgledy piggledy zoned layout that didn't make the best of the space at all. These were … Continue reading My new garden

Friday Feeling [29] – when you think you’re having a bad day, read this!

This is one of the funniest stories I've read in a long long time - I defy you not to laugh out loud at it! 17 years ago a man brought some pepperoni to some of his naval buddies in British Colombia, and set it on his hotel room windowsill to refrigerate until he saw … Continue reading Friday Feeling [29] – when you think you’re having a bad day, read this!

DAYS OUT: Cardiff Castle

This week I had some emails telling me that Friendsfest tickets are on sale for this year. I guffawed loudly and remembered how crap it was last year - so overpriced and underwhelming (you can read about it, with pics, here). It didn't help that we'd driven 100+ miles, from Birmingham to Cardiff, for the … Continue reading DAYS OUT: Cardiff Castle

BREAKFAST REVIEW: Comptoir Libanais, T4 Heathrow Airport

When you have an early start at an airport it makes sense to get there, check in and have something to eat while you're waiting for your flight. I usually get the fear of not knowing when I'm going to eat again (this also happens to me on car journeys of more than 1 hour) … Continue reading BREAKFAST REVIEW: Comptoir Libanais, T4 Heathrow Airport

Wise words from Stephen Hawking

I'll be honest, I don't know an awful lot about Stephen Hawking. I know that he was an incredibly intelligent man with a capacity for knowledge, analysis, understanding and comprehending the world and the universe that most people will never come close to. I know that he never allowed himself to be defined by his … Continue reading Wise words from Stephen Hawking