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!
Kedleston Hall was another National Trust place we originally visited in the depths of the winter back in January Kedleston Hall – Lost in the Fog and it was really cold and foggy. So we had to go again in August to appreciate the grounds in nicer weather. It was much busier this time round, obviously. … More Kedleston Hall Revisited
Amsterdam is a city of many things for many different people, which is probably why it is such a popular tourist destination. We spent four nights there with my mum and brother and we could have stayed there for four weeks and we still would not have been able to do everything! Although, we would … More Amsterdam – A city that tries too hard