London: One day 5 things to do

As with visiting anywhere, one day is absolutely no time at all and never enough but if that’s all you have, pull ya’ socks up and get exploring. This city has so much to offer, so much the list is endless, where do you even start? If you have a day trip planned, this teeny tiny…

The Amalfi Coast: 5 Things I Did and 5 Things I Didn’t

I know, I know, one week somewhere is just not long enough, let alone in a beautiful country like Italy. A one week quick jaunt over to the Amalfi Coast was what I had and I can’t grumble at that! My travel companion this time was my lovely mum, we were heading for some quality time together and…

Cannon Beach and Basset Hounds

I just love the idea of a little family day out; me, husband and the doggins. Very rarely do I take a day off at the weekend to embark on such things. If I don’t work I don’t earn, one of the minus points of working for yourself but having some enjoyable summer days with my…

23andme: Blueprint of Me

There is so much that I don’t understand, a few things that I do, but most things, I don’t. DNA is one of those. DNA, the blueprint of you and me. I have no clue at all on how, why, what, who or even when but DNA is something that can now be read and interpreted by clever machines…

Surf Seeking: The Sufferings of The Beginner Betty

Not everyone will resonate with this but I know many will; the ocean has a draw to it, a pull that makes you want to gaze at it and be in it, smell it and play in it. The ocean, what a wonderful playground, and the people who spend lots of time in it and harnessing its…

Must Do Maui: 6 Top Referrals

Ahh…Hawaii, just saying the word Hawaii makes me feel insta-relaxed. My experience of Hawaii is limited to a trip I did to Maui, I know each Island has it’s own particular flavour and vibe and I aim to visit some of them at some point – Oahu for something more upbeat, Kauai for more quiet……

Booking It and Sleeping In Airports 

You book your flights, trying to be smart with your cashola, keeping your eyes on departure and arrival time finding something that somewhat fits your schedule. It can feel like a full time job sometimes searching for flights, endlessly inputting your dates for travel and having multiple pages open to compare prices – if you…

Stink Room But It’s OK. Part 2.

I was feeling alone. For the first time on this trip I felt frustrated, by myself and crap. Feeling a bit crap got me to thinking. I am actually grateful for the crap room I was in and the crap feeling I had. To be honest it was a nice reminder that ‘paradise’ isn’t always pretty….

Stink Room But It’s OK.

I moaned a little bit about my last room. It was musty smelling and a bit grubby. It was super basic but the surrounding gardens were lovely and there was a pool which was gorgeous. In Ubud, Bali, you don’t have access to the beach. Falling into a swimming pool is nothing but heaven when you have…

Indonesia, Bali Smells

As soon as you’re in the airport, Denpasar, your nose is treated to the delicate aroma of incense which permeates the air. The air smells warm, it feels warm as you inhale and there is the slight tinge of body sweat – that musty ‘I’m somewhere tropical’ smell. It isn’t bad, the sweat smell, It’s…

Spring Snow at Skibowl

So, you pack your spare shoes in a bag, stuff your clean socks in your purse and throw a hoody in the car with glee. We are off for fun day snow day!! I have lived in the Portland area for 4 years and shamefully never been up the mountain – Mount Hood! I know,…

Wanna Get Your Wiki Wacked?

  Refreshments are needed, where my beaches at? It’s sounds painful but getting your Wiki Wacked is very very common indeed in Avalon, Catalina. Visit Luau Larry’s, ask for a Wiki Wacker, drink the colourful and flamboyant looking cocktail and enjoy sporting a new straw beach hat! Luau Larry’s was frequented a few times during…