A Big Birthday Weekend in Hampshire

Finding a house for our family of 3 generations to celebrate my husband’s very big birthday involved a lot of internet scrolling. I came across the Crest at Droxford and as soon as I made contact with owner Jo, I knew we had found the perfect place.

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Exploring The Chilterns

We wanted a break, we wanted somewhere not many hours driving away and we wanted dog-friendly accommodation. It has been said that ‘want doesn’t get’ but in our case, we got exactly what we wanted. An advert on Facebook caught my eye, how does FB know what

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Summer in the City, a short break in London

Instead of flying to Mallorca, due to travel restrictions we consoled ourselves with a few days in London. Apparently, our capital city is quieter than usual due to Covid so it seems a good time to visit. I wasn’t expecting a heatwave during our stay but that

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Staycation …or Vacation?

I expect there are thousands like me grappling with the dilemma of travelling abroad at the moment. Having had numerous trips cancelled since last March I really thought a planned visit to Mallorca, for Clive and I,  would actually happen in September. The holiday I had planned

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Why I Love a Good B&B

It has been a very long time since I had something to blog about and at last, as we come out of lockdown, I can resume. The reason being is that we have enjoyed a road trip around East Anglia which I am happy to share. We

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Cheers to Virtual Wine Tasting!

When Unique Wine Safaris invited me to a virtual wine tasting, I had no idea how it would work, but in the absence of any travel at the moment it sounded a jolly good idea. Virtual wine tasting is a great initiative to bring friends and family

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Eastbourne Re-opens with a Flourish

There is light at the end of the tunnel with hotels, restaurants pubs and bars starting to reopen. Nowhere is this more needed than in my hometown of Eastbourne. The town just doesn’t seem the same in summer without the visitors. It feels like Eastbourne has had

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Dear Diary

I am sure like me, many of you have kept a diary over the years. In my case it is only when I go on a trip, or holiday, as it helps me remember every detail for when I write features. At times like these, confined to

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