Amalfi Coast

Travelled September 2019 It was probably midway through my third day of consecutively consuming a meal of aubergine parmigiana when I really cemented my love for Italy. Drowning in aubergines and parmesan alongside the Gulf Of Naples in the perfectly warm September sun; there is, surely, no better way to recover from a wedding. We …

Stockholm

Travelled December 2019  This year’s Christmas expedition in pursuit of markets and mulled wine took us back to beloved Scandinavia. What Sweden is lacking in winter daylight hours it makes up for in fairy lights and I can confirm that Stockholm may well be the twinkliest of all festive trips thus far. This was a …

The South

Travelled in May/June 2019  The South. The Low Country. A broad way to describe the selection of states where sky meets sea, Spanish moss hugs trees and old fashioned charm is upheld in a luncheon or a cool glass of iced tea. Maybe it’s the rose-tinted Nicholas Sparks impact, but there’s no denying the South …

California

Travelled in May 2019 I have always had an affinity with the USA. A childhood spent getting lost in the world of Judy Blume novels, wanting to be the Sweet Valley triplet Elizabeth and Jessica didn’t know they needed and wondering which of my friends would come in useful for our very own Babysitters Club …

Switzerland

An Alpine adventure is always a good idea and determined as always to make the most of holiday allowance/lapses in the acting-sphere, we ventured to Switzerland for some Autumn sightseeing. Having never been to Switzerland before, we chose to fly into Geneva (the cheapest option) and spend a day there before road-tripping out into the …

Chiang Mai

From the tranquil islands of the south to the tropical urban jungle of the north, Chiang Mai was our final stop in our journey around Thailand and again showed exactly how diverse a destination this sprawling country can be.  Another budget airline flight saw us land right in the centre of Chiang Mai. The airport …

Phuket

If Bangkok was our Thai starter, Phuket was the perfect main course. An easy and picturesque flight away from the capital city, as the descent from the clouds begins rugged islands emerge from the water and the coastline seems endlessly tipped with golden shores. This southern island has long been famed as a paradise of …

Lisbon

Lisbon – the coastal Portuguese capital where cobbled hills are as plentiful as pastéis de nata and sardine-shaped souvenirs. A perfect city break all year round, we ventured there for some late September sun and were greeted with endless blue skies and warm climes. At just over 2 1/2 hours from London, this slice of European …