Tag Archives: British Isles

Silent Sunday: November in Kew Gardens, London

Trees shedding autumn leaves at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – November in London

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Sir Walter Scott Monument in Edinburgh

The #FriFotos* theme this week is shapes. As per usual, I close my eyes and focus on the first thing that pops up. This time, it’s the fabulously Gothic Scott monument in Edinburgh. Wandering along Princes’ Street, Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare, you can’t help but gaze upon this grandiose structure (or bump into it, if you […]

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A spacy stay at Heathrow

Tired of getting up at 3 am to reach that early morning flight? I know I am. So when on a recent journey, I had yet another very early flight leaving from London’s Heathrow airport, I thought I might give Yotel a go. As a bonus, I got a chance to indulge in one of […]

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Family road trip Wales: Isle of Anglesey

Another Sunday, another segment in our family road trip in Wales. Today, it’s all about Ynys Môn, better known as Isle of Anglesey. (If you’re wondering why Cat looks a tad younger, it’s because this is from our first road trip in Wales, when she was seven.) Immediately after you’ve crossed Pont Britannia from the […]

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Family road trip Wales: Llandudno – Conwy

Another Sunday and a new installment on family road tripping in Wales. Last week, we left off in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Today, we continue onwards to Llandudno – Conwy. We’ve been here before, so you know we like it up here on the northern coast of Wales. Llandudno Llandudno is off the beaten track. It’s a […]

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Family road trip Wales: Portmeirion – Blaenau Ffestiniog

Happy Sunday and welcome back to our family road trip in Wales. This week, we travel the route Harlech – Portmeirion – Blaenau Ffestiniog. Portmeirion From Harlech, we carried on towards Portmeirion, a seaside village on the Welsh coast, and one of our favourite places. I won’t say too much about it, since we’ve covered […]

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Family road trip Wales: Aberystwyth – Barmouth – Harlech

The girls and I love the mysterious and misty country of Cymru, so much so that Alexandra, my oldest daughter, decided to do her MA here. She graduated from Aberystwyth University last July, and much of the ceremony was in Welsh, totally incomprehensible, totally Hogwarts – and we totally loved it. All that was missing […]

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