Lisboa and the craft beer revolution

We decided on a city break at the start of the year. Well, initially it wasn’t going to be a city, initially it wasn’t even going to be a break. After making the momentous decision to replace the bathroom in the summer, we felt we probably shouldn’t be going anywhere at all, however, this proves […]

Beer o clock in the South West

Described as a desert in terms of real ale and craft ale, I wasn’t expecting too much from my Cornwall adventure.  As described in my previous blog, the Bolingey Inn was ok but, if like us, you’ve had the opportunity to drink lots of great craft beers, St Austell, which is so widely available everywhere […]

From home to Frome

We decided on this holiday nearly twelve months ago after acquiring our Cockapoo, Ruby. Pre-Ruby I worried that I would never be able to go on holiday ever again because I feared we would never find a dog sitter. Post-Ruby I worry about going on holidays that don’t involve her. I need not have worried […]

Singapore Sling

So it’s been a good few years since we did a really long flight. We’ve been to the States recently (NYC) and Europe, and those flights are no more than seven hours. Needless to say I was a little apprehensive about flying all the way to Perth, Australia for my brother in law’s wedding with […]

Camden of a different kind!

So we booked our hotel through Groupon, which can be a little worrying at times. We have done a couple of Groupon/Travel Zoo deals now and all of them have been excellent. However, the reviews for our hotel were very mixed when we read the reviews on Trip Advisor. We really shouldn’t have worried. The […]