41080_10150267154815374_1386432_n

Day trips from Santiago de Chile – the Apoquindo 

  This is the fourth post in a throwback series about day trips you can take from Santiago de Chile. I lived in this fantastic city for a year 2010-2011, and I just love to talk about it and remember it, and I hope this information will be useful and interesting to anyone planning to Read More

162824_10150358423370374_7357456_n

Day trips from Santiago de Chile – Isla Negra

This is the third post in a throwback series about day trips you can take from Santiago de Chile. I lived in this fantastic city for a year 2010-2011, and I just love to talk about it and remember it, and I hope this information will be useful and interesting to anyone planning to spend Read More

69425_440316446575_725514_n-1

Day trips from Santiago de Chile – Valparaíso 

  This is the second post in a throwback series about day trips you can take from Santiago de Chile. I lived in this fantastic city for a year 2010/11, and I just love to talk about it and remember it, and I hope this information will be useful and interesting to anyone planning to Read More

74112_446452971575_383806_n

Day trips from Santiago de Chile – Viña Concha Y Toro

  This is the first post in a planned throwback series about day trips you can take from Santiago de Chile. I lived in this fantastic city for a year 2010/11, and I just love to talk about it and remember it, and I hope this information will be useful and interesting to anyone planning Read More

20161030_095157

Hamlet’s Castle – A day trip from Copenhagen

Fangirling about Elsinore I’m a bit of a literary nerd (yes, as well as being a history nerd …), and so I love to visit places that feature in famous novels (and plays). Fortunately for me, Europe is stuffed full of these wonderful places to see, and fortunately for you I plan to make it Read More

img_2937

Blenheim Palace – Days out in the UK

Blenheim Palace is a big old country house in Oxfordshire, England, where the Dukes of Marlborough historically live. It is UNESCO World Heritage listed. It has some really nice cafes and restaurants you can visit, as well as lovely “Capability Brown” landscaped gardens to explore. There is a miniature train you can ride and a Read More

img_2474

Hygge: My new favourite thing

What is Hygge? Hygge is a Danish (or Norwegian, depending who you ask) word, confusingly pronounced ‘hooga’. The art of hygge probably appeals to some more than to others. Well I say that, but I can’t really imagine anyone who wouldn’t find it a delightful concept, as it is my new favourite thing. But then I’m someone whose Read More