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…

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…

Bonjour!

This blog post has been a little delayed, as you may have guessed. We’re staying at the Holiday Inn Elysees in, and the wifi is a little… iffy. We flew in last night, the 22nd, and today’s been a bit full-on since we woke up. I’m going to broach a subject that’s not mentioned a…