Staying at the Haven Hall Boutique Hotel in Shanklin

Perhaps my most favourite thing about Haven Hall Boutique Hotel was the window seat where I could see the English Channel and Sandown and Lake twinkling in the distance, a window seat dressed with many luxurious cushions and heavenly to sit on. Yes Haven Hall Boutique Hotel a little piece of heaven on England’s Isle of […]

Walking from Skaloma to Marathias

The only sound for much of the time was the gentle lapping of the Gulf of Corinth sea lapping at the grey pebbles as we walked from Skaloma to Marathias. Our walk was early morning as despite it being September the temperature in the Nafpaktos region of Greece is still high. It’s a gentle walk on a […]

Shanklin Old Village – a photoblog

It’s that time of the year again when the lovely Isle of Wight calls us over for a coastal walk, this time we are staying at the exceptional Haven Hall Hotel in Shanklin and before checking in we enjoyed lunch at Vernon Cottage. We had time to explore and photograph this quaint tourist spot. If the cars were […]

6 Tips for visiting Athens

Visit in September when the temperature is beginning to drop. Explore early morning or evening when it is cooler and less people about. Visit the Acropolis early evening as it is cooler and makes it easier to climb, wear sensible walking footwear and enjoy the incredible views as the sun drops. The light is amazing. […]

Paralia Sergoylas, Greece – a photoblog

At last I had found one of those iconic white stone Greek churches set amongst olive trees and a bright cobalt sky as a backdrop. Staying near Skaloma on the Gulf of Corinth I was gradually exploring the nearby fishing villages and  Paralia Sergoylas was one of my favourites …… well it had to be after finding that church! […]