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…

Cornwall to Cheltenham

Ooooon the road again… we were back on the road, again, this morning. Up early and heading from Lelant towards our destination of Cheltenham. Of course, it’s not a road trip without a stop at Starbucks (TripAdvisor), so we stopped in there to top up our caffeine needs, and then pushed on. I was half tempted…

St Ives and Zennor

It’s hard to believe that our holiday is almost over. Today’s our last day here in ‘sunny’ Cornwall, and it seems the weather is determined to finish our holiday the same way it started… raining! Yesterday we began our preparations to leave, the usual AirB&B stuff of cleaning the accommodation and making sure everything was…

Last of the summer sun

Well, we made it! We may not have made the pilgrim’s march, but we have crossed the walkway and hiked up to the top of St Michael’s Mount (National Trust) (TripAdvisor), yet the day was not that straight-forward. Before setting off this morning we didn’t think to check the time/tide schedule, only realising our mistake…

Minack, oh ack

I have no words… It’s been several hours since we escaped what I can only call an utter abomination of Shakespeare and English theatre. For years I’ve dreamt of seeing a play at the Minack Theatre, even better if it could be Shakespeare, and today we were to achieve that dream. Well, Fate had other…