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…

Back, again

Just a quick update. We’re back home, safe and sound. Our last ‘day’ in Athens wasn’t that long, as we had a late start, and an early afternoon flight. So by the time we ducked down to a nearby shop and bought all of their bottles of Greek Loux lemonade that pretty well finished off…

At sea, to see

Well, what a day. I’m not really sure how to describe our experience, it’s been a day filled with polarities and mixed emotions. We were up on time, and after inhaling breakfast made sure we were outside our designated collection point early. That’s about where things went weird. Instead of being collected by the Evermore…

Atop the Acrop.

Rarely do I use the ubiquitous ‘O.M.G.’, but today, is that day. I’d been told that in order to avoid the crowds at the Acropolis (TripAdvisor) entrance, that you need to be there early, when the gates open in fact. This piece of advice was correct, and if you’re reading this and wondering, the first…

Checking into Athens

Yasou! Yes, we’re on the road again, and after being in Paris just the other week, this is travel lark is starting to feel pretty good! Also pretty tiring, not sure how these continually travelling folks keep their energy up! Anyway, we’re back in Greece, Athens specifically, and I have to say, I think this…

London calling… again

Back in London this weekend. We’re between destinations at the moment, and enjoying a mini-break before we head off again. So whilst one of us went to see Hamilton (which by all accounts was amazing and well worth going to see if theatre’s your thing), I went to the British Museum to check out the…

Patisseries and packing

The worst part about leaving Paris, is not being able to bring all the food with us that we just didn’t have time to eat, like a truckload of patisseries! We both LOVE these fancy cakes, choux pastry, macaroons, and cakes that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. We decided to start our morning…

Monet

I have often been in awe of gardeners, for their patience, the foresight and forethought towards laying out a garden, and for how their imaginations can dream up what a garden will look like when the seeds they plant become fully grown. One of my favourite gardens is that at Monet’s house, or Fondation Claude…