Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone: Italy {Part II}

Friday 25th September 2015: After getting ready we still didn’t have a plan. We bickered. Ian was tired but wouldn’t fully admit it. He fell asleep in the chair and I did angry Zentangle. This…

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Gelato, Evening Walks & Pink Sky: Italy {Part I}

As I stood under the clear blue sky watching the hazy sunshine making its way above the mountains, I felt my shoulders drop by about an inch. It was the peace and quiet I’d been…

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Rydal Circuit {The Lake District}

It’s no secret I love the Lake District. It’s the place where Ian and I first went on holiday together and it’s the one place that feels like home; I really hope we can have…

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Exploring Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is a place I’ve looked at longingly over the past few years, but it was only recently that I finally got to visit: with its maze of criss-crossing pathways and abundance of floral…

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A Day Out At Chirk Castle

My friend has a thing for castles; I think it has something to do with dungeons, dragons and knights on horses: y’know – boy stuff. But as he’s pretty good at choosing places to go…

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Walking Jenkin Crag {Birthday Fun In The Lakes}

On the run-up to the big day, Ian suggested we visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park; it’s somewhere we’ve toyed with going to a few times before, but somehow we never quite get there. At the end…

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Fear And A Queenstown Bungy Jump {AJ Hackett}

It was like a well-oiled conveyor belt. One after the other people were fearlessly jumping into the unknown and gracefully swan diving towards the river below. That was until I stepped up – then the…

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Queenstown Skydive

Within seconds he was gone and I swear my heart skipped a beat. As he exited the plane I was left with a picture his face – drained of colour and smiling nervously. I remained…

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Exploring Tegg’s Nose Country Park

My dad is like a walking sat nav, except for the fact that whenever I ask him where a place is, he really does know where it is. Before retiring he worked in sales and…

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