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A Blog charting my trips around the globe including Thailand, Bruges, Marrakech, Australia and New.. York. Due to budget restrictions a lot of my closer-to-home adventures are covered too!

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  • Summer 2010
    on Sep 17, 2010 in Friends Dorset Andy London
    So as Autumn fast approaches and sunny days are few and far between I thought I'd recap on what we got up to over the summer. We started the sunny season off with a trip to the London. I've started to really enjoy visiting art gal...
  • A Seaside Holiday (beware - picture-heavy post!)
    on Sep 12, 2010 in Family Cornwall Holidays
    After a 4.5 hour drive we arrived in Padstow along with Andy's parents and two brothers and his sister Emily and her young family. Us in the back garden..minus Andy who is taking the photoOur home for the week was a gorgeous 6 bedroom Edwardian...
  • This week so far...
    on Aug 28, 2010 in Family Paris Weekend
    This week saw my dear mummy's birthday so I will begin by sending plenty of hugs to her. My call to wish her happy birthday was actually made from France as I was in Paris earlier this week for work. I only stayed for a night and a day...
  • What does £50 buy you...?
    on Aug 21, 2010 in Shopping Weekend
    All this lovely stuff...... if you get it from Primark!Andy headed up to London with his brother today so I headed into Reading for some retail therapy and to get some clothes to take on our upcoming seaside holiday in Cornwall. I...
  • Office munchies....but healthier!
    on Aug 18, 2010 in Shopping Work
    I stumbled across Graze.com a few months ago but only got round to placing an order at the weekend. Like many people who work in an office I often get hit the mid-afternoon 'wall' and find myself reaching for crisps sweets or chocolate to lift my ene...
  • on Aug 16, 2010 in Family Portugal Holidays
    Back in June Andy and I visited Portugal. My mum and her hubby Graham invited us, along with Graham's daughter Gemma and her boyfriend Chris, to spend a week with them in a gorgeous villa in a small town called Ferragudo.  My mummy and...
  • Portugal
    on Aug 16, 2010 in Family Portugal Holidays
    Back in June Andy and I visited Portugal. My mum and her hubby Graham invited us, along with Graham's daughter Gemma and her boyfriend Chris, to spend a week with them in a gorgeous villa in a small town called Ferragudo.  My mummy and...
  • I passed...
    on Jul 7, 2010 in CIPD
    my Masters! I actually found this fabulous news out a few days ago but the results were showing as 'Indicative' meaning they could still be revised. I held back telling anyone just in case they did change for the worse but am so excited - a...
  • Getting Back on the Blog-wagonSo I realised today that I haven't blogged since March which is pretty shameful! I also can't believe its July already - time is flying by and so I thought it would be a good time to check in on my resolutions for 2010.1) Get qualified! Thi...
  • What we got up to this weekend
    on Mar 28, 2010 in Friends Weekend
    On Friday I went out with the girls for my workmate Am's leaving drinks at Ha Ha Bar in Windsor. I was driving so only had the one glass of vino but it was a lovely night with plenty of funny banter. Me and Am at our work Christmas party..e...
  • Happy St Patricks Day!
    on Mar 17, 2010
    As you probably know, today is Saint Patrick's Day celebrated yearly in recognition of Ireland's patron saint. What you probably don't know however, is that every year for the last 4 decades, the Chicago River has been dyed green in observance o...
  • New York New York
    on Mar 16, 2010 in New York Holidays
    I've been lucky enough to visit New York twice, once in 1998 and again in 2006 and for one very obvious reason, I found that New York changed a lot by the time of my second visit.On my first stay we took a trip to the Wo...
  • What we got up to this weekend
    on Mar 14, 2010 in Friends Family Weekend
    On Friday we went to see Calvin Harris at Reading Uni's student union with some of Andy's mates. One of the chaps Sam is moving to Surrey this weekend so it was his leaving drinks too.From left..the boy, James, Lee, Goodie & SamWe saw&n...
  • Shopping for Travel-istas!
    on Feb 24, 2010 in Shopping Holidays
    Travelling can be a grubby business at times but just because you may be living out of a backpack and surviving solely on junk food, beer and the use of public transport, doesn't mean that you can't do it with a little splash of style.
  • What we got up to this weekend
    on Feb 21, 2010 in Friends Weekend London
    On Saturday we went into London for the day. We headed to the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank to see a performance of a music event called the Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra which was being performed by the human beatboxer Shlomo. H...
  • What I'm Reading...Forget You Had A Daughter by Sandra Gregory
    on Feb 18, 2010 in What I'm Reading Thailand
    This book was in the 'other shoppers also liked' section when I ordered The Damage Done by and as soon as I finished Warren's story, I went straight back online to buy this. It charts the experiences of a British, female prisoner of the infamous...
  • Singapore Slings and Sentosa Island
    on Feb 17, 2010 in Singapore Holidays
    To make the 23 hour flight home from Australia more bearable I had booked a few days stopover in Singapore and as an extra treat, I decided to stay in the Hilton on Orchard Road. After 4 weeks of sleeping in bungalows and hostels my room fe...
  • Happy Pancake Day!
    on Feb 16, 2010
    Like most of the country we tucked into pancakes after dinner today. My fave topping has to be good old lemon and sugar although a variation on that theme is orange juice and brown sugar which is also meant to be yu...
  • What we got up to this weekend
    on Feb 15, 2010 in Friends Wedding Andy Weekend
    On Saturday I went wedding dress shopping with my friend Tam who as I've mentioned before is getting married later this year. Our first stop was The Wedding Centre in Marlow. Unfortunately as it was a last-minute decision to go, we hadn't made a...
  • Wollongong
    on Feb 12, 2010 in Wollongong Family Holidays Australia
    My last stop in Oz was to see some of my family who live out there. They are based in Wollongong which is about 80 kms south of Sydney. My Auntie picked me up from the train station and it was very surreal - we hadn't seen each other since I was...
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