• Dec 31, 2019

    After buying a new bookshelf last year I realised just how many books I own that I have never read.  I spotted the 2019 reading challenge at the start of 2019.
  • Dec 1, 2019

    I visited Sicily in December 2019 and loved it. I took a day trip to Etna and walked the lower craters as there was too much volcanic activity and too much snow to go right to the top. I had my first arancini and cannoli on Etna and they...
  • Jul 12, 2019

    Technically I only saw three quarters of the opera as rain stopped play and eventually the evening had to be cancelled. However the first three acts of Aida were wonderful to watch in this dramatic setting and the thunder and lightening ...
  • Jun 9, 2019

    Mmmmm..... delicious. I still prefer English cheesy chips and gravy though!  
  • Jun 7, 2019

    The falls themselves are beautiful. I visited on the Canadian side and I feel confident that the views fro, that side are much better. Brace yourself for the tackiness of Clifton Hill though!
  • Jun 6, 2019

    I was lucky enough to catch the Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays during a visit to Toronto in June 2019. I had no idea what was happening throughout the game but it was certainly a fun event and much more family orientated and inclusiv...
  • Jun 4, 2019

     Absolutely stunning country
  • Jun 3, 2019

    Very expensive but worth doing once. Suggest you wear sunglasses as the glare is very bright and the wind strong!  
  • Dec 1, 2018

     I spent two weeks in Bali in December 2018.  It was a lovely country with the friendliest people I have ever met on eart.  It is a great place to do yoga, surf and relax.  
  • Jan 28, 2018

    I had two thai massages whilst in Thailand.  One in Bangkok on Christmas day and one on my last full day in Koh Samui and both were amazing.  The issues I have with sciatica were instantly improved and I virtually floated down the street...
  • Jan 1, 2018

     In December 2017 I spent my first Christmas and New Year abroad in Thailand.  I had a wonderful trip, away from the cold and misery of England and would highly recommend travelling at this time of year to everyone.  To spend Christmas i...
  • Dec 21, 2017

    I spent three wonderful weeks in Thailand for Christmas and New Year.  During this time we stayed in Bangkok, Suratthani and Koh Samui.
  • Ipswich, United Kingdom
    May 18, 2017

     I did a beginners ski lesson at my local dry ski slope as part of a work event.  I had great fun but was completely rubbish and found it very painful on my legs.  Maybe I'll try again one day but I'm not sure skiing is the one for me!  ...
  • Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
    Feb 24, 2017

     I loved every minute of this. I had got a bit disheartened by people telling me it was overrated but I didn't think it was at all. It was exactly what I had hoped. Our guides were excellent and we were given plenty of time to take pictu...
  • Taupo, New Zealand
    Feb 22, 2017

     If you're going to do a bungee jump anywhere in the world it should really be in New Zealand. I took the opportunity during a visit to Taupo which has the highest bungee on New Zealand's North Island. I booked the first jump of the day ...
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, Waikato, New Zealand
    Feb 21, 2017

    There are three caves and a variety of options available for seeing them.  I would have loved to have seen them all but that would have taken four hours and a large chunk of my budget so I opted to just see the main gloworm caves themsel...
  • Feb 20, 2017

     In 2017 I travelled on my own for the first time to New Zealand.  I met up with a friend for a few days in Auckland but I hired a car and travelled around the North Island on my own for a week.  I had a wonderful time, staying in hostel...
  • Feb 18, 2017

    I spent 12 nights in New Zealand in February 2017 where I visited Auckland, Taupo, Waitomo, Rotorua, Waiheke island, The Coromandel Peninsula and much more. NZ quickly became my favourite country in the world and I hope to return many ti...
  • Dec 31, 2016

    I have always been able to cook basic, traditional English food but have never gotten around to anything outside of that.  I decided in 2016 I would take on the challenge to learn how to cook and this seemed like a good option outside of...
  • Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India
    Dec 9, 2016

    I visited Kaziranga National Park as part of a Brahmaputra river cruise in India in December 2016.  We took a sunrise Elephant Safari followed by a jeep Safari and I caught glimpses of Wild elephants.  Unfortunately I didn't get any phot...
  • Dec 2, 2016

    I visited the Assam region of India on a seven night Brahmaputra River cruise. It was a life changing trip for me which made me reassess the way I live my own life and to be more grateful for everything I have.  We visited many villages,...
  • Rendlesham Forest, United Kingdom
    Oct 16, 2016

     The Whole Hog in rendlesham forest .... most fun ever.
  • Jun 30, 2016

     Nailed this but everyone time I make it I'm so excited to eat it I forget to take a photo!  Delicious and totally worth all the fiddling about it takes to make it!
  • Jun 20, 2016

    Sri Lanka was wonderful.  We had a bit of a dodgy experience at the airport where we missed our flight due to traffic and had to pay a fortune to get on the next flight.  This did spoil our Sri Lanka experience but we still had a lovely ...
  • Dec 31, 2015

     Well after several failed attempts I finally made macaroon I can be proud of.  They aren't perfect and practice is still required but I said I would learn to make macaroons in 2015 and I did... With four and a half hours to spare!
  • Dec 14, 2015

    In 2015 myself and some friends sailed on a 3-night mini-cruise to Belgium where we visited Ghent and Bruges during the Christmas Market.  Whilst in Bruges we visited The Old Chocolate House which my friend Lucy found on Trip Advisor.  I...
  • Dec 13, 2015

    In 2015 myself and some friends sailed on a 3-night mini-cruise to Belgium where we visited Ghent and Bruges during the Christmas Market. There are apparently 56 chocolate shops in Bruges.  I am pretty sure I went in all of them!  I trea...
  • Oct 23, 2015

    Following my separation I was determined to buy my own flat which no-one else could take away from me. After a year of saving I finally moved into my very own flat on October 23rd 2015
  • Sep 22, 2015

    In 2012 we stayed on the magical island of the Dominican Republic for a week. I would highly recommend an excursion to Saona island, the quintessential island paradise.  
  • Sep 22, 2015

    I've seen Big Ben several times living in England but my favourite time was in 2015 when I took my goddaughter to London for the day for her 18th birthday  
  • La Gomera, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
    Sep 22, 2015

    We stayed on the Canarian Island of La Gomera for a week in June 2015.  A truly magnificent island.  Trekking through the rainforest, mountains and villages in the clouds were amongst the highlights.  That and of course the beautiful sun...
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Jun 8, 2015

    I've been to Amsterdam several times over the years, first on a school trip and then several times whilst my brother lived in the Netherlands.  It is one of my favourite cities I have ever been to and really has something for everyone.  ...
  • Jun 8, 2015

    I went on the pre-inaugural sailing of Royal Caribbeans newest ship Anthem of the Seas in April 2015... and it was amazing.  I had the bet time with my friends, the ship was amazing, the food was perfection and I loved every second.  
  • Eiffel Tower, Avenue Anatole France, Paris, France
    Jun 8, 2015

    I visited the Eiffel Tower during a school trip to Paris in 1998 when I was 17.  Spectacular views and we even saw a rainbow over the city!  Shame I didn't have a better camera back then!  
  • Feb 27, 2015

    We took Grandma here for her 85th birthday.... she never thought she'd get to see London again.
  • Feb 27, 2015

    So I only actually only got to spend a couple of hours in Budapest at the end of a Danube river cruise as I had an early flight but what a beautiful city. Went to a fantastic indoor market with lots of amazing looking food and trinkets. ...
  • Louvre Museum, Paris, France
    Jan 24, 2015

    Paris 1998
  • Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City
    Jan 18, 2015

    Rome September 2014. Crowded, hot. small. Bit disappointed  
  • Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy
    Sep 17, 2014

    Rome September 2014  
  • May 31, 2014

    I visited Croatia on a river cruise in 2014 I would love to go back one day and see Dubrovnik
  • May 6, 2014

    Nissyros, Greece 2014  
  • May 4, 2014

    Kos May 2014
  • Jul 8, 2013

    July 2013  
  • Town Hall, Ipswich, United Kingdom
    Oct 23, 2012

    October 2012 
  • Sharm El-Sheikh, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
    Oct 17, 2012

    October 2012  
  • Jul 26, 2012

    First day of the London 2012 Olympics.  Gymnastics qualifiers at the O2  
  • Go Ape Woburn Safari Park, Bedford, United Kingdom
    Jul 4, 2012

     I completed the Go Ape trail and high wire course at Woburn Safar Park with my husband in 2012
  • Aug 20, 2011

     Mauritius 2011
  • Aug 19, 2011

    Mauritius 2011  
  • Aug 8, 2011

    2 week Honeymoon in Mauritius 2011  
  • Apr 25, 2009

    London Marathon April 26th 2009  
  • Mar 31, 1997

    Paris 1998