Category Archives: Destinations

First impressions of Istanbul

We’ve just returned from a lovely 4 night trip to Istanbul.  It was part wedding anniversary trip, part wedding present trip since the flights were bought using vouchers we received for our wedding 7 years ago! We flew from London Heathrow which isn’t exactly local to us, but we have friends who don’t live too far […]

Free attractions in the north west of Scotland

When you’re this far north in Scotland, the tourist sites are few and far between.  We did, however, happen upon three rather good places to note.  Friends of ours who had done a similar route to us had given us some ideas for free places to explore and stop near, and sometimes recommendation is the […]

Guy Fawkes Night

 Remember remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot…   A friend and I were discussing purely British celebrations the other week and we came up with Guy Fawkes Night and nothing else.  Do we have any other events that we only celebrate […]