Prague

Well I didn’t know much about the Czech Republic and I’d only seen photos of Prague, all which looked beautiful, so it was the place we chose to take Nick’s parents for a long weekend while they were over this side of the world. I got my first impression while sitting next to an extremely…

Kinlochewe – Scotland

Nick’s parents have a friend who every year books out a fishing lodge for a few weeks where a group get together and spend the days fishing, climbing mountains, and driving around lochs exploring. The nights are spent eating, drinking, performing and chatting with friends. We were lucky enough to be able to tag along…

Pan fried Dumplings

I feel this recipe was too good not to share. I looked through a heap of recipes online as well as getting one from a friends mum. Then adapted my own from there. Dumplings are quite time consuming to make, but relatively easy and definitely worth it at the end. Start by making the wrappers:…

Bath

For Nick’s birthday we went to Bath for a weekend. Can’t say it started well, we got up early so we could start work early and leave early. There was a crash on the motorway so it took us two and a half hours to get to work. After a bit of traffic to get…

Rome

Rome was incredible. I was blown away by every monument we went to. I had seen numerous photos of this city but nothing compares to actually being there. According to my GPS we walked over 50km in our 4 days in this city. The first day was in the Vatican (separate post). Our next day…

The Vatican

A country of its own, and wow what a rich one. We first hit up the Vatican museums to get our fill of paintings and sculptures. We purchased skip the line tickets online; well recommended. We only waited the time it took for the rest of our group to get past the metal detectors. The…

Belgium

Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp, a day in each. Belgium has supposedly the best chocolate and beer in the world so it was always going to be a place we visited. We landed late at night after out flight was delayed a few hours, but our hotel was very close to the central square so went…

Gothenburg

Gothenburg is a coastal town in Sweden. It was a very clean city, they obviously take care of it, which can’t be said for all. We were really keen to head out to the islands off the coast. Unfortunately we were just out of the summer season so no boat trips were running. So we…

Harry Potter World

I’m a big fan of Harry Potter, I have read all the books many multiples of times. Not the biggest fan of the movies; I find it strange to watch a world you have been immersed in for many years through someone else’s eyes. However, when living 30 mins away from Harry Potter world, I…

Amsterdam

This was a completely unplanned trip. Some friends were going and asked if we wanted to tag along, so of course we said yes. I don’t think there are words to accurately describe what we did and saw Amsterdam. In short, Amsterdam, mind = blown. Amsterdam is a beautiful city of┬ácanals and wonky buildings. We…

Morocco

Over the Easter weekend (plus an extra day) we escaped to Marrakesh. This city was a place of incredible contrast. Driving along, through the desert and looking up at snow capped mountains on the horizon. Walking through the crowed maze of the Medina, then finding ourselves in a beautifully manicured garden. The hustle and bustle…

Copenhagen

Our plane was delayed on our weekend away in Copenhagen so we got up on Saturday morning to a grey drizzly day and decided the best thing for it was to hire bikes and ride around the city. We found a very cool company that rents bikes with a GPS with pre-programmed bike routes across…