Monday madness – a travel-day

Our story begins with two stuffy-nosed, bleary-eyed, grumpy travellers… to say we ‘awoke’ this morning is generous. Daylight crept into the room, it did not gently stroke our brow, and whisper gently. No, it slithered in, it poked me in both eyes, smirked at my indigence, and laughed loudly as it slammed the door on…

Sunday-funday?

In theory Sunday should be a fun-day… and our was, once it started properly. Our accommodations for the past week have been comfortable, for the most part, however the bed has left a little to be desired… so last night we booked a hotel room for our last night in Berlin, and that meant that…

Sandwiches, Starbucks, and a Saturday Stroll

You did know I have a problem with alliteration, right? Guess you do now! Today we discovered the horror that is starting a busy itinerary without caffeine. This morning was not pretty. It was horrendous. We have survived, our relationship is intact, but best of all, we have learnt a valuable lesson = life goes…

Oktoberfest!

Ahhh, is there anything more relaxing than a day without demands? A day spent catching up on favourite past times? I’m not sure, but today was one of those days for me. Waving off the other-half to the conference, I took my time over a cup of coffee, caught up on Twitter, Facebook, and some…

Brandenburg and there abouts

It was all go today… well, so long as go was slow/steady, and didn’t involve high amounts of energy! This was due mainly to the fact that neither of us slept particularly well, mostly due to the heat. Whilst we’d been looking ward to it being a little warmer over here, we weren’t expecting 20ish…

First impressions: Berlin

Wow, that should have been so much easier! Getting from Leeds, to Manchester, to Berlin should have taken us around 6hrs. Should have. 1.5hrs to Manchester, 2hr flight, time in between spent on immigration etc. Before checking into our AirBnB by 5pm. That’s not what happened. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for a…

A day on Lundy

I wish I could say that we slept well last night. I can say we slept, intermittently, but it is a relief to know that we’re not doing a lot of driving today. After last night’s less than satisfactory discussions with the owners regarding breakfast arrangements (essentially they have extremely inflexible times and menu, and…

Heading west to Ilfracombe

Well, what a day! Bit of a mixed bag, but you get those when you’re traveling, and it’s always going to be a rough day when you’ve hardly slept… turns out our room did not cool down… and even with a fan going in a vague attempt to move the air around, we stared at…

Bridgwater

To say we’ve chalked up a few miles the last two days could be an understatement. Yesterday was actually quiet by comparison to today’s mere 200mi. We spent yesterday’s gloriously moody ‘can’t make up my mind whether to be sunshine filled or tip if down’ weather at Witley Court and Gardens (TripAdvisor) (English Heritage) it’s…

Hidcote and Malvern

Another day of travel today, but a much shorter distance! Today we set off from the Premier Inn at Warwick, after a wonderful night’s sleep, and headed towards Stratford-upon-Avon, skirting around Shakespeare’s birthplace (we’ll save that for another trip, maybe next spring!) and on towards the Cotswolds. Our destination was located on the top-most edge…