I first visited Essaouira in October 2013 with my husband Richard, my sister and brother-in-law. We flew to Marrakesh and as private transfers and buses seemed to be costly, we opted for the cheaper option of hiring a car. Big mistake. Big, big mistake! The drive between Marrakesh and Essaouira should take between 2-3 hours. … Continue reading Essaouira, Morocco. One of my favourite places.
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list - Susan Sontag Travellers either love or hate planning holidays. Spending hours honing your research skills in front of a computer, popping into the Travel Agents to pass the planning and booking onto someone else or going away with friends, who you know will take care … Continue reading How to book the perfect Holiday
Last month we dined aboard The Northern Belle train. Richards Birthday this year fell on a Wednesday, and as this is my long working day, we had birthday celebrations on the weekend at either side. This was his first present. The Northern Belle train was originally owned by the Orient Express, but is now privately … Continue reading Dinner on The Northern Belle.
“There comes a time in every women’s life, when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne” Bette Davis 1. It can only be called Champagne if it comes from the Champagne region in France. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" for wines that come from this … Continue reading 10 things you didn’t know about champagne
It's Wednesday afternoon and you know you are halfway through the working week. It's a downhill sprint to the weekend. You look forward to two whole glorious days of spending time with friends, family or even by ourselves. Before you know it, it's Friday already! Here comes the weekend. Just as quickly it's Monday morning, … Continue reading How to make the most of your weekends
The Old Registry is situated at the bottom of Haworth’s iconic cobbled Main Street and opposite Haworth’s Central Park. Offering luxury accommodation it is ideal for exploring the home of the Bronte’s at the top of Main Street, whilst a meander through the park will take you to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway where … Continue reading The Old Registry Haworth
Gas TownGas Town is the original settlement that would eventually become Vancouver. Today it is a national historic site. Gas Town was Vancouver's first downtown and was named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire man, steamboat captain and barkeeper who arrived in 1867 to open the area's first saloon. "Gassy Jack" acquired his nickname, from … Continue reading Gas Town- Vancouver
My favourite food has to be Yorkshire Pudding or Toad in the Hole. I could seriously eat if for dinner every day. Yorkshire Puddings were traditionally made with the fat from the Sunday roast and cooked in the meat roasting tin. They were served as a starter with onion gravy to help fill you up, … Continue reading Yorkshire Pudding recipe
Last year we spent our summer holiday in Canada. The girls are getting older and heading off to university and we, Rich and I, decided it was to be our last holiday as a family. My Aunt and Cousins emigrated to Canada over 40 years ago, so we combined our holiday with catching up with … Continue reading Weekend in Vancouver
Burj al Arab is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world and stands on an artificial island, connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship. The Burj al Arab is … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Burj al Arab