Nature’s Calling

As I sit here in the patio area of the garden, I hear the birds chirping, a slight breeze brushing by me, the sun setting from baby blue to pastel oranges and pinks.  It is a stunning setting in Spring and Summer because all the flower are blooming and everything is alive and kicking.   It…

Valley of Fire

The Valley of Fire is just a phenomenal area of bright red Aztec sandstone.  The area spans out over 40,000 acres, just incredible right? Valley of Fire was named after the red sandstone formations that formed whilst the sand dunes shifted during the dinosaur age.  This was more than 150 million years ago (the Mesozoic Era).  Standing…

One day in Amsterdam

My husband Jason turned 40 this year (2017).  I don’t know what it was but I had the idea to visit four major cities in four different countries. 4 for 40, get it?  I went back and forth and finally came to a decision of four European places to visit.  I am British (and Italian)…

Temple Bar

Arriving late into Dublin, despite it raining, Jason and I decided to talk a walk into the city.  Our hotel was only 5 minutes walk over the Ha Penny Bridge and with it being a Friday night, why not delve into the bar life to see what Dublin is all about.  Our first point of…

Rojales Cuevas

Rojales Cuevas are situated near a small town called Rojales.  Rojales is a small Spanish town close to Benijofar, Ciudad Quesada, Almoradi and Torrevieja which is situated in Alicante if you haven’t been able to visit Spain before.  The caves are high up on the hillside above everything.  You have an amazing view over the top…

An English Venice

My last stop; Bourton-on-the-Water. I didn’t know what to expect but I definitely didn’t expect to see so many people here. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were tourists everywhere. The town is built around the River Windrush. A greenery area on each side allows for much room to sit and enjoy the…

Hillstarting in Burford

A manicured village with lots to do, this was a pit stop on my way to Bourton-on-the-Water. I underestimated how this place would make me feel. With little boutique shops and pubs lining the main street, it was difficult not to just take a seat and people watch here. I don’t make a habit of…

Picturesque Bibury

Likewise to Castle Combe in my previous blog; this village is also known as “the prettiest village in England”. Although this one is hands down the most picturesque. I was lucky I had such a beautiful day to explore these Cotswold villages, but I can imagine even on a grey, rainy day; these stunning places…