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Holiday in Poland Part II: Kraków and the Dragon Under the Castle

Holiday in Poland Part II: Kraków and the Dragon Under the Castle

Welcome to the second and final part of my story about my recent trip to Poland. The first part covers my experience of a traditional Polish wedding and local culture. This post is all about one of the major tourist cities in Poland: Kraków. Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland and was once the capital. It was about three and a half hours away from the original place we stayed at, near Aleksandrów.   It’s worth reading up about the city if you’re interested in history. It’s been one of the centres for Polish art and […]


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Posted 14th September 2015 in: Life Updates, Travel. Tagged:

Holiday in Poland Part I: The Wedding, Czarny Staw and Zgierz

Holiday in Poland Part I: The Wedding, Czarny Staw and Zgierz

In August I travelled to Poland for my friend Milena’s wedding. I’d never been before so I didn’t really know what to expect. But it was a fantastic experience and I’d definitely like to go back.  Over the next two days I’m going to talk about the places we visited and share some of my photos. I hope you’ll join me for the journey! Czarny Staw Hotel The flight to Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport was about 2 hours 15 minutes, so not too bad. I’m a very nervous flier but the journey there wasn’t a problem. The wedding reception was held at Czarny […]


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Posted 13th September 2015 in: Events, Life Updates, Travel. Tagged:

Life’s a Beach Contest

Life’s a Beach Contest

Author Laurie Larson is hosting the Life’s a Beach Contest contest with a fantastic prize pack that includes paperback copies of her novels Roadtrip to Redemption and Tide to Atonement, as well as a choice of two shell necklaces-gold or silver. To enter, all you have to do is post a picture of your favourite beach, along with the name of the beach and location and post the link on Laurie’s blog, Facebook page or Twitter. Include your name and email address or Facebook page/Twitter name so you can be contacted if you win. The contest is open until 9th […]


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Posted 14th September 2014 in: Arts & Crafts, Travel. Tagged: , ,

Our Honeymoon in Tenerife Part 2: Local Attractions

Our Honeymoon in Tenerife Part 2: Local Attractions

Today I’m following on from yesterday’s post about my holiday in Tenerife. I already talked about the local area, the beach and the fiesta, so today I want to tell you about some of Tenerife’s main attractions: Jungle Park, horse riding, boat rides, Playa de las Américas, Mount Teide and Siam Park. Jungle Park Jungle Park is one of two large animal parks in Tenerife. I have mixed feelings about it overall. On one hand it was a fun day out-the scenery is beautiful, they have a lot of unusual animals (over 300 in total) and the bird shows were amazing. […]


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Posted 1st September 2014 in: Life Updates, Travel. Tagged:

Our Honeymoon in Tenerife Part 1: Sun, Sea and Sangria

Our Honeymoon in Tenerife Part 1: Sun, Sea and Sangria

Recently, my husband and I spent two weeks in Tenerife for our honeymoon. It was an amazing holiday. I’d never flown on a plane before, so I was quite nervous about that. But it was all fine, apart from experiencing aero-sinusitis (aka the feeling of a pickaxe stabbing my brain) as we descended. I thought I’d share some details and pictures of some of the places we visited on our holiday, in case my readers ever visit the island. This will be the first of two posts-the next one will be all about the local attractions. We stayed with a […]


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Posted 31st August 2014 in: Life Updates, Travel. Tagged:

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour! Review and Pics

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour! Review and Pics

Last month I was lucky enough to get the chance to go to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London. For those that don’t know, it’s the place where most of the Harry Potter series was filmed. You can take a look behind-the-scenes at the sets, costumes and props used in the making of the films, and learn closely guarded secrets about the special effects and animatronics that brought them to life. My Review So, what was it like? I have to say it was absolutely amazing! I couldn’t believe how big the studios were and just how much was available to […]


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Posted 20th October 2012 in: BOOKS, Travel. Tagged: , ,

Insurgent Release Day, Paris Holiday and Big News!

Insurgent Release Day, Paris Holiday and Big News!

It’s been more than two weeks since I returned from my holiday in Paris and I’ve finally gotten around to posting. In my defence, I’ve been super busy with my work and social life. I recently took on more hours at work so I have a little less time in the evenings for blogging and my weekends have been filled with entertaining friends and attending birthday parties and weddings. I’ve been finding a little time to read before bed, and have finished reading The Hunger Games trilogy and Divergent by Veronica Roth, both of which I really enjoyed. I will […]


Twelve Days of Christmas Day 2: Holiday in Devon

Twelve Days of Christmas Day 2: Holiday in Devon

To celebrate Christmas this year I have decided to do a post on each of the twelve days of Christmas (25th Dec-5th Jan) to celebrate all of the gifts (both physical and metaphorical) that I have recieved this year and take stock of what I have achieved during 2011. On the second day of Christmas 2011 gave to me…a holiday in Devon. Yep, my partner and I spent a lovely week in the Devon countryside in early August, just after my birthday and during our 4 year anniversary of getting together. Although it rained a lot of the time and […]


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Posted 26th December 2011 in: Life Updates, Travel. Tagged: ,