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…

Brandenburgh 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…

Sunny springtime Sunday

Home again, home again, jigedy-jig. Our time in Scarborough has come to an end, for the moment at least, and today we made our way back home. After two earlier mornings, we took the opportunity to have a slower start today, not leaving the hotel until 10. As we were both still feeling quite full…

Scarborough on a Saturday

Yawn, what a day! We were up early today, and as the hotel doesn’t do breakfast right now, it was off down to the Harbour View Cafe (TripAdvisor) for a bite to eat. Oh what a bite it was too! Stuffed to the gun-whales to say the least! If you’re ever in Scarborough and looking…

Feeling Fine on Friday

Run away! Ruuuuun away! Don’t mind if we do! We’ve escaped the doldrums for the weekend and fled to the coast. A two-night break away to take the coastal air, clear our heads of all the work palaver, and enjoy ourselves. We’ve found ourselves a nice little package for two nights in Scarborough, which I’ve…

Bye-bye Bobby!

All good things must come to an end… but gosh, darn that was quick! Did it really have to be so soon? This morning we were up early again, down for breakfast and out the door and away across town for our first attraction, Edinburgh Zoo (TripAdvisor). We had an appointment with a knight, Sir…

Away up in the highlands!

Yawn, thank goodness for coffee! Today we were up early, so early that we couldn’t stay for breakfast, we were due outside the Rabbie’s office (TripAdvisor) for an 8am departure! What were we doing there at that hour? Well, today we went on their West Highland Lochs and Castles Tour! This is how our day panned…

All around the Old Town!

It was ‘up and at em’ this morning, not a minute to waste! We started the day with a pretty decent breakfast from our Apex hotel, the usual continental and cooked fayre, then headed, quite literally, across the street to the Grassmarket (TripAdvisor)… market. It’s a weekly feature to Edinburgh, and we’d heard about it,…

Happy Birthday to… Bob!

So this week I turned the big 4-0. It’s not something I wanted to make a big deal about, so rather than have a huge party, with lots of people, and a massive bill, I chose to runaway to Edinburgh for the weekend. We caught a late morning train from York, up along the eastern…