Japan Part 4 : Tokyo

At last I have got round to writing about the last stop on our trip to Japan, but most embarrassingly, its a year ago today since we went!  We left Tokyo until the last city on our adventure, mainly to stop us having a mad dash across the country the day before we left! But …

Easter Fun!

Normally we both work over the Easter Holidays, but due to a special birthday in Stuart’s family we were headed en-masse to Wigtownshire to celebrate with his extended family. The journey down thankfully started out great, clear blue skies – had spring finally arrived?! But then the remnants of last weeks snow hit, plus our …

Milan

Having booked a few days off back in October and not really knowing what to do with them (well besides DIY  - but that's boring right?) we took to the Edinburgh Airport website to see where you could fly to and then checked out where was offering the cheapest flights. Milan won. In keeping with …

St George’s Market

Every time I am back in Belfast, I make sure I always have time to visit St George’s Market.  Edinburgh has some great weekly markets, but nothing beat St George’s – partly because its indoor! Little has changed with the market since I used to visit as a kid, other than a few refurbishments over …

Japan Part 2: Miyajima

Late afternoon, after tearing ourselves away from Hiroshima we took a short train ride and ferry (all included in the handy Japan rail pass!) to Miyajima, which is a small island just off the coast, and home to the Itsukushima Shrine for which it is famous.  On arrival our hosts collected us and transported us …

Cornish Capers

I love Cornwall, I used to go down there as a kid in the summers playing on the beach, visiting family, it was great and I had hoped that it wouldn't have changed. And it hadn't. The next stop on our little road trip was Padstow. We camped here. I was dubious, but it turned …

Bath

A couple of weeks ago we went on a bit of a tour of the South Coast of England, going to places we have fancied checking out but could never find the excuse to go there! This time we had one – Olympic Sailing in Weymouth! The first stop on our tour was the Spa …

East London Calling

Last weekend we went to London. Instead of staying in our usual areas around Camden we ventured a little further east, into Shoreditch and Hoxton. Verdict: brilliant – this area doesn’t have a cool reputation for nothing and we’ll definitely be back. Here’s a little photo-tour of our adventures. The Hoxton Hotel and Grill 10th …