Safari Rant

You know me I like to rant and often rant about other travellers who appear to be inconsiderate. Well this is a specific safari rant……. Whilst on a safari vehicle the family of five behind us did not stop talking the entire three hours, as a consequence we and others could not hear the driver……. […]

Don’t miss Mount Dora in Florida

We were staying in Clermont Florida and needed a break from theme parks, research suggested Mount Dora would be a fantastic place to explore. I was not disappointed. About a forty five minute drive via toll roads and we found ourselves parking easily in the centre of town despite it being a Saturday. We spent a couple […]

Two more travel rants!

You know me I like to travel rant……… here are two things that have recently annoyed me……. Selfish iPad man –  whilst watching the changing of the guard in Athens , someone at the front held his iPad up to film the entire ceremony which meant about eight people behind him found it difficult to see. Breaking the rules -In The […]

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 […]

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! […]

The day I bought a cucumber peeler in Shenyang

I bought a couple of unusual products whilst in Shenyang one of them being a cucumber peeler which looked very much like a giant pencil sharpener. This produces delicate slivers of cucumber which you can then put on your face for an instant refreshing facial mask………..I bought this from a street seller close to Marshal Zlang’s Mansion. The […]