A Brummie Home and Abroad

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In defence of Birmingham…

There have been a plethora of newspaper articles recently about Birmingham, and how it’s an up and coming city (I though we were already up and …

England

Author Spotlight; Lucy Brazier. The Launch of “Sinister Dexter.”

This is the third instalment of the world-renowned PorterGirl series set in the ancient and esoteric Old College. Author Lucy Brazier opens the lid …

Books

Standing in a Hall of Fame

It´s been a while, I know, but I kind of have an explanation for that. I moved like 800km away from home and started with Uni which made up more of a …

The Non-Hiker's Guide to Hiking The Masada Snake Path | Archives of Adventure - Budget Adventure Travel Blog

Let’s face it- Not everyone in this world enjoys hiking. Not everyone’s idea of fun includes blisters, trails, and hours of walking. But that doesn’t …

Hiking

10 Romantic Things To Do In Dubai

In the land of Arabs, love is always in the air. In most parts, lovers celebrate on Valentine’s day. But love blossoms all year round here in Dubai, …

Travel

Day date at sunny Tynemouth

On a recent sunny Saturday the hubby and I decided to hop in the car and spend an afternoon soaking up the rays at the coast, namely Tynemouth.<p>If you …

Tyneside

Author Spotlight; Marjorie Mallon

Amelina, age 15 and wanting a functional home life. A best friend locked inside a mirror, a Crystal Cottage holding answer by invite only and …

Books

How to speak Australian- Bloody Oath Shazza don’t you know what we are saying?

<b>G’day-</b> Good Morning, hello, hi. People do say this it’s not just in the movies. My favourite thing is when I ring home and dad says straight away …

Australia

Walking the South West Coastal Path: Seatown to Abbotsbury (almost)

Miles are not the same as kilometres. This is an important lesson I learned this Easter weekend.<p>It all started so well. A free car park in …

Hiking

15 Best Things To Do In Doha, Qatar

Whenever I mention that we live in Qatar, people always ask “<i>Where is that?</i>“. Not everyone knows it since it is not as famous as Dubai or Saudi …

Archaeology

10 things I know for sure……

I was purging and sorting last weekend and found a book a friend loaned me in a basket under papers. I know it was originally on the coffee table, …

Sandwiches

I might be on the telly…

So – you know how it goes.<br>You’re bored.<br>At a loose end.<br>Facebook has the looney left, the rabid right and the cautious centre all abusing each other …

Steven Spielberg

Speedos, Cigs, and Vespas: Why the Europeans are Better Than You

Believe it or not, TSA allowed me on a flight to Europe last week. I think they were hoping I only had a one way ticket because I definitely had an …

Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen (Part 2)

It is indeed daylight when we open our eyes. However the sky is that flat white colour that suggests that someone forgot to flick the “interesting …

European Travel

Amo l’Italia: Italy and why it’s always in my head and heart

I close my eyes. Take a deep breath. Clear my mind of all rambling thoughts. And think about places I love. And the one place that always comes to …

Italy

A Russian Food Riddle – Week 37 of 52 week photo project

<b>A Russian Riddle</b><p><b>She came from the East in a beautiful red dress</b><p><b>and when she undressed they all cried.</b><b>Welcome to this week’s wrap-up post</b><p><b>The theme for</b> …

Food Photography

“Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes”

<b>‘Unless, of course, they come with a chocolate bunny’</b><p>That quote up top is from Thoreau. I don’t know much about little Henry David’s family or what …

Eggs

Call Me Doomfinger

Everyone’s aware I’ve had a rough time of it lately, yeah? I mean, I don’t need to go into all the reasons I can’t handle even one more thing going …

Cut Flowers

Easter 1916

Today I want to discuss history. Patriotism. Terror. Poetry. Reality. Destruction. Rebellion.<p>100 years has passed since the Easter Rising in Dublin. …

Ireland

Go, Team!

You may have noticed I don’t mention the sportsball here. That’s because it’s not really my thing, generally speaking. This is not a secret.<p>Looks …

NaVorro Bowman

The Failure of Words is the Beginning of Truth

I saw four-hundred-year-old ice fall into the sea. A crack like thunder preceded the calving. Then shards of ice cascaded down the face of the …

Carly Simon

The Station Romance.

There he is again, every morning at the same time we see each other on the platform, occasionally he misses a day and when he does I search for him, …

Relationships

24 Hours in Salzburg

Back in 2014, we helped Ma Lee celebrate entering her sixties by taking her to her dream destination, the Austrian city of Salzburg. It’s time to …

European Travel

Layover in Paris: things to do, Paris Airport hotels and other tips

Paris Travel Blog 2018. Last update: March 2018 Planning a long flight with a layover in Paris? The City of Light has so much to offer that Paris is …

France

7 Tips: A Frugal Ambivert’s Guide to NYC

<b>En route Big Apple</b><p>So you decide to visit New York City on a frugal budget. Big city, bright lights, home of Lady Liberty and a concrete jungle. I …

Staten Island

THINGS TO DO IN SAN JUAN DEL SUR - Nicaragua's best coastal town

Things to do in San Juan del Sur<p>Nicaragua’s best coastal town<p>The first stop on our Nicaraguan adventure, San Juan del Sur exceeded our expectations …

Asia Travel

FOMO Bloggers: Why You’re Harming Your Own Blog

Ethel has written a post. It’s a great post and it’s receiving lots of positive feedback. Janey wants lots of positive feedback too. Janey copies the …

Marketing

5 things I’m looking forward to this Spring

We may have lost an hour of sleep last night but I for one am really excited that the clocks have changed – it means Summer will not be too far …

Solstice

Dragon Stone; the Madness Within

The Black watched on as, through the debris of ancient battle, the Smith walked between life and death. Two worlds, two paths; one outcome.<p>Wayland, …

San Francisco Instagram Spots: Local's Guide to offbeat Instagram gems

<b>San Francisco is only 49 square miles but is Instagrammable AF</b>. There are so many <b>Instagram worthy spots</b> in the city and some of the <b>best San Francisco</b> …

San Francisco