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 […]

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 […]

Why I love my Inkerman Journal

It is sheer luxury writing in my Inkerman journal….. a very special present given to me by much missed work colleagues as I moved from Geography teacher to full time travel blogger. It has a beautiful soft leather cover monogramed with the letter D, A5 in size so neatly fits into a handbag or backpack and even […]

Three historic cafes in Buenos Aires

El Ateneo Grand Splendid Cafe Tortoni La Biela If I had to choose I couldn’t, each of these grand old ladies served us well in authenticity and food. Buenos Aires is an elegant city and these cafes contribute to an old fashioned slightly European charm that Buenos Aires imbues. When the feet become tired and the throat needs […]

Sugarloaf Mountain

The visit to Sugarloaf Mountain was my highlight of a recent trip to Rio. The iconic shots of Rio over the years always include either Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf. We chose the golden ticket which allows you to bypass the queues and even enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst waiting. The large aerial car lifts you up […]