To round off our summer adventures we went to Madrid in September. I had not been to mainland Spain for 14 years, so I was looking forward to it. There were plenty of hotels to choose from, most were called hostels, including the one we stayed in. We were situated just off Sol Square, which … More Remembering The Summer – Part 3
Our summer was nicely busy with travel this year. A month after Portugal we were in Amsterdam, Amsterdam – A city that tries too hard although the weather was at the same standard as the UK. Amsterdam is a city that everyone seems to have been to and it was on our list as a city … More Remembering The Summer – Part 2
Now that the clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in quickly, it’s the time of year that I begin to look back at our summer adventures with a pained sense of nostalgia. We went to Portugal back in July and when I see the greyness of late October in Nottingham, England and … More Remembering the Summer – Part 1
We chose a lovely day to visit Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire, it felt like a summer’s day! Situated in the little village of Tattershall, the 15th century castle is in great condition and looks more like a tower than a castle. It used to have spires on top of each of the four turrets, but … More Tattershall Castle
After Amsterdam we were looking forward to Madrid, hoping for more sunshine and not such a crammed feel. We weren’t disappointed either. It was early September so the weather was still good, except for one day that was cloudy and mild. The Zoo – On our 2nd day we went to the zoo, which is … More 5 Must do’s in Madrid
The Birmingham Back to Backs are carefully restored back to back houses from different time periods, starting in the 1840’s and going as far as the 1970’s. They can only be visited by guided tour, which is something we don’t usually like to do as we like to view things at our own pace. The … More Birmingham Back to Backs
We have not been to a zoo since we visited Bangkok Zoo in 2011. Madrid Zoo was a must visit because they have pandas! We love pandas, especially me and we have never seen any in real life. The zoo is on the outskirts of the city and was easily accessible via the metro. It … More Madrid Zoo and Pandas!