Keeva!!!!

So today’s a BIG day for me… after over 2 years of being without my hound, the infamous Keeva (my Siberian Husky), we’re finally reunited! Today my parents immigrated back to the UK and brought my doggie with them! It’s been a bit of a process, certainly one I’d have been struggling to get through…

You’re a wizard (or a witch)!

Cue Hedwig’s Theme, yes, we went to Hogwarts! We came down last night, staying at the Premier Inn (yes, we do stay with them an awful lot) in Watford, so we’d be really close this morning – there’s parking at the Warner Bros. Studios, so I wanted to make sure we’d get one before it…

Farewell to Caernarfon!

Well, we’re home again, for now. Today we left Caernarfon, yesterday’s trip to Caernarfon castle was a bit of a disappointment – the castle was fine, but the staff were a little on the rude side, not very friendly or helpful – so that’s why there was no post about it. We also slept in…

Choo-choo’s!

Today we were up bright and early… well, early, not so bright. Jumping in the car we then drove down to Portmeiron, for a quick sticky-beak, then back to Porthmadog to find parking for our day’s adventure: the Ffestiniog Railway. We took the ‘red’ line – it’s winter, so the blue is not running right…

3 castles, 2 explorers, 1 bridge

The best thing about travelling in winter, is the sleeping in. We’re tired, it’s been a pretty full-on year, so this holiday is really about getting some rest, seeing some sites and some sights, and generally taking it easy. So because the light levels are much lower than summer, it means I for once can…

Once upon a Christmas break…

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all! Hope your holidays have been relaxing and joyous, ours certainly have been… other than several bouts of Norovirus. Such fun. Christmas itself was a first for me – my second Christmas in the UK, but the first with my fiancee, so it’s all been rather special. Given…

The inside of my history book

When I was in Yr7, we had a history book called Life B.C., it was a fantastic book for 10-11 year olds, great mix of fact and a bit of hands-on historical recreation. One of the things I remember most though, was the pictures. Pictures of Grecian urns, Roman columns, the Rosetta Stone, and canopic…

Wimbledon

Now, for anyone who’s wondered whether or not you can actually afford to go to the tennis, yes, you can! Just don’t be suckered into buying food at the event, it’s a massive rip off. There are plenty of M&S or the like nearby, and believe me when I say, spending 10 mins browsing there,…

From North to South in 12hrs

Ahhh, intrepid readers, welcome back! When last we spoke it was from the sometimes-sunny and dizzyingly wet climes of Scotland, specifically, downtown Dumbarton. That’s a long way north of where this post comes from, as about 430 miles further north. Yes, folks, we’re in London! This morning we set off from our cozy and warm…

A question of why

In the last week I’ve been called a lot of ‘names’, weird/weirdo (numerous times) because I’ve moved from ‘sunny’ Australia to ‘horrible’ England, brave, amazing, crazy, inspiring, and weird again. Maybe any or all of those descriptions are true or accurate to some degree, I don’t know. I don’t think I’m brave, definitely not crazy,…