7 reasons to visit Montreal in the winter.

1 First reason has to be the chance to glimpse some snow, for us British particularly based on the south coast we rarely see it and if we do it’s the odd smattering which doesn’t hang around too long. Last month The Grey Traveller was lucky enough to experience enough snow to Christmas Card every view from […]

Author’s Chat’s with Julia Gregson

Thank you to Julia Gregson for agreeing to feature on my Author’s Chats strand.  I became a fan of Julia’s after reading East of the Sun a novel set in India in very different times. As a traveller I am often drawn to stories with a foreign back drop and of course a pretty cover!  Julia did not […]

A little bit of Thai Island Life in Southsea

Have been meaning to catch the boat to Koh  in Southsea for some Thai Tapas for ages and finally he who likes to think he is obeyed and I did just that. A warm welcome at the door and we were ushered into what I believe was once an old bank building. The old bank wooden […]

Lost Angel ~ Kitty Neale

A Sunday Times Bestseller – This could be a story in many families lives, of heartbreak and celebration during the second world war and the austere years that followed. Hilda is a London woman through and through and she is reluctant to leave the city to dodge the bombs, but after losing her parents during […]

The Two Best Bars in Down Town Montreal

The two best bars in Montreal are the quaintly old fashioned  Dominion Taverne and the trendy upscale  Je Suis Enfant Terrible. Those of you that regularly read The Grey Traveller know that I love a tall building especially when visiting a new city. It’s the ideal way to get the lay of the land, to understand the shape […]

All I ever wanted~ Lucy Dillon

Easy chick lit read with the hook “Sometimes what you want isn’t always what you need” on the snowy scene front cover. It tells the tale of Caitlin and her children lurching through life’s ups and downs and what appears to be a pending split of family. Her mother is always tut tutting in the […]

Simply Argan Toner

10% Discount code at the end of this post. Known for its calming properties lavender is one of the ingredients in Simply Argan’s Toner with Argan Oil. Very refreshing and cooling on the skin with a gentle aroma of lavender this toner wipes away any remaining traces of dirt and make up without ‘dragging’ the skin, […]

Simply Argan Cleanser with Argan Oil

10% Discount code at the end of this post. Simply divine is how I would describe Simply Argan’s cleanser. Just a tiny squeeze of this cleanser massaged gently into the skin and washed off with a clean warm cloth left my face feeling soft and pampered. The fragrance of lavender is gentle and is combined with chamomile and […]

Meon Valley Alpacas

New year, new experiences and nothing comes better then getting up close and friendly with an alpaca! Karen opens her farm to visitors so that they too can experience these shy South Americans. On an Alpaca experience you will have two hours to learn about them, help feed, lead and walk them as well as fall […]