A time traveller’s tale

Marketa watched through the window as snowflakes swirled around the approaching couple. As they pushed open the old wooden door the duo were met with the stares of twenty pairs of unblinking eyes, each seemingly imploring them to enter quickly and shut out the icy breeze which was their uninvited companion. They waved their tickets […]

5 Things to do in Madrid in Spain

Thinking of a short break to Madrid Spain? Check out my daughter’s top 5 recommendations of things to do in Madrid – the Spanish capital! Museo del prado Free entry for students, which was quite common in Madrid, or at least concession price.-Part of the Golden triangle of art museums (El Prado, the Reina Sofia […]

A weekend visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites in London

There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in London which are Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church The Tower of London Maritime Greenwich Kew Gardens It is possible to see all of these in a weekend though it would be quite rushed. We managed to visit 3 and returned at a […]

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Northern England to visit

Are you planning to visit some of the 31 designated UK UNESCO World Heritage Sites? 5 of the 31 UK sites are in UK overseas territories (Bermuda for example) but 26 are on the UK mainland or close to it. There are 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Northern England and Southern Scotland covered in […]

Visiting Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in England

Fountains Abbey

 FOUNTAINS ABBEY AND STUDLEY ROYAL – A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE A few summers ago we spent a few weeks taking a road trip around northern England and visiting Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal was the last of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites we saw during that trip. We were astounded at its beauty and I […]