A chat with Fanny Blake

Thank you to Fanny Blake for agreeing to feature on the  ‘author chat’s’ strand of the Grey Book Worm. I have recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Our Summer Together about a woman of a certain age finding love second time around whilst going through a divorce, a house move and her children’s ‘non acceptance’ of her new partner. I was […]

The Grey Traveller’s 24hr Beatle experience in Liverpool.

If it was going to be an intense ‘eat all you can’ Beatle experience then  the Grey Traveller   had to stay at The Hard Day’s Night Hotel conveniently located in a central part of the city, handy for all the Beatle haunts. Liverpool is clearly proud of its famous four sons and there are reminders of Beatles heritage everywhere. […]

Amsterdam – the top tips!

Amsterdam is fairly compact so if time is limited stay central. If you like quiet areas choose Jordaan or the Negen Straatjes district. I stayed at  The Hoxton on the Herengracht Canal which was in a quiet area but close to the Dam Square. A taxi ride from Schipol Airport is about 40 Euros and takes about […]

Two days of walking in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an easy city to walk particularly if you stay in a central location as I did at the  Hoxton on the Herengragcht Canal in the picturesque neighbourhood of Negen Straatjes. From there you can walk to all major tourist sites as well as stroll the canal pathways taking in the pretty flower be decked […]

Spa at Samaya, Bali – Rituals of Royalty

A perfect treat at a perfect location. The Samaya is perched right on the beach at the glorious Seminyak beach famed for its rolling waves and gorgeous sunsets. The Rituals of Royalty treatment is over two hours of pampering with a partner or friend. Great welcome with a refreshing lime juice whilst the staff tell you what is going to […]