10 Tips for visiting Madrid!

Buy water from the local supermarkets – I found the hotel and cafes to be very over priced, I was charged €6 for a litre bottle that was only €0.70 in the local shop! If you’re going in summer bring lots and lots of sun cream. I saw so many very burnt people as I stood spraying myself with factor…

A Weekend in Madrid

Short city breaks are gaining popularity and Madrid is the perfect city to visit. Just a short plane ride from the UK you can be here in 2 hours, leaving you plenty of time to see the sites, soak up the ambience and enjoy the food! Arriving in Madrid Aiport is easy as pie, the new terminal buildings make it…

Visit Madrid – The Royal Botanical Gardens

Nestled next to the Prado Museum is this beautiful area of tranquillity, a welcome break from the bustling city, the dappled shade providing the perfect environment to escape the midday heat. With over 8 hectares to explore you can spend hours here, bring a book and relax on one of the many benches, or a picnic to enjoy in the…

Why you should take time out and be offline whilst on holiday…

I know, the title seems like a pretty rich statement coming from a blogger who spends a vast proportion of their time on the internet. However, even the most internet obsessed among us can benefit from taking some time away from the ‘world wide web’ and here’s why. A few days ago I flew back from a wonderful week in Mexico, the…

Worlds Apart – From Countryside to Camden

Living in London has opened up a whole new world to me, a world of endless exploration, culture and life. I have long loved my home in the country surrounded by rolling fields, sheep and winding lanes but as I’ve grown I have felt a longing for something more, something new and exciting. I’ve been fortunate enough to live in a…

“Do you want to go to the seaside?” – Camber Sands, Rye

Whenever I go to the seaside I just can’t stop myself from singing those reminiscent lyrics from the Kooks “Do you want to go to the seaside?”. Growing up near to the coast means that I am not short of memories to reminisce about, sledging along Bexhill promenade in the snow, visiting the ice cream van and then trying to…

3 Days in Athens – 2016

For those of you who don’t know,  I am currently a final year Classics student and so high up on my to-do list was to visit Athens and fortunately for me that opportunity presented itself as our Class of 2016 departed for Greece! Perhaps I shouldn’t admit it but I’ve always been more of ‘Team Rome’ kind of girl but there was…