Birthday, feat. Belgium, Beers, Basil, Blooms & Bikkies

If that title doesn’t grab you, I don’t know what will.

I’ve been lucky enough to celebrate my birthday over the past two weekends. Last weekend Jeremy surprised me with a trip to Brussels, Belgium (a weekend centred around food – right up my alley).

We set off on a four-hour chocolate tour (including a workshop) of Brussels after checking into our hotel. It was a pretty grey and drizzly day, but it was actually really fun running along the cobblestone streets and ducking in and out of cozy little chocolate boutiques. The chocolate was unbelievable and we tried truffles infused with basil, earl grey tea, nutella, rose champagne and violet – just to name a few! Continue reading “Birthday, feat. Belgium, Beers, Basil, Blooms & Bikkies”

A Week In Barcelona, Spain

Hi everyone, long time no blog! Sorry I have been a bit absent recently, we got back from our Top Deck tour of Italy only yesterday and it was very full on. I’ve managed to get this written out though so I can get started on the Italy post soon.

Barcelona seems like such a long time ago, even though it’s only been a few weeks. We headed off from Seville via train and arrived in Barcelona on June 2nd. I had heard great things about this city so I was looking forward to escaping the Seville heat and seeing what the second largest city in Spain had to offer.  Continue reading “A Week In Barcelona, Spain”

3(ish) Days In Seville, Spain

After our time in Portugal, we headed to Spain – first stop Seville. To be honest, I didn’t know much anything about Seville, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I can hands down say that Seville was my favourite city out of everywhere we had been so far (including Barcelona – I’m sitting here in our Barcelona Airbnb just before we check out writing this down).

I’m sure you can tell by the amount of photos I have to share below, that I simply couldn’t get enough of Seville.  Continue reading “3(ish) Days In Seville, Spain”

3 Days In Lagos, Portugal

I’m trying to get up to date on the blog with our trip so far – thus the more frequent posts! Hopefully I’m not bombarding you all. I’m not sure what our wifi will be like for the remainder of the trip, so I’ll post as much as I can before we head to Italy. Be warned you might not hear a lot from us from the end of this week until we get back to London on June 23rd!

So, on 25th of May after four days in Lisbon, we all jumped on an early morning (6.20am zzzzzz) bus and headed to Lagos.

Lagos is quite a small town (only the fifth largest) along the Algarve Coast and is most famous for its picture-perfect beaches, caves and grottoes (as well as its party-every-night atmosphere). We were all in need of some R&R after Lisbon, so were looking forward to some downtime chilling out at the beach.  Continue reading “3 Days In Lagos, Portugal”

Foodiaries (1st Ed.) – London v. Edinburgh

Welcome to my first (of many) food-related blog posts! Yes, I am one of those people who takes photos of their food. I love food, I love looking at photos of other peoples food and I love eating other peoples food. I’m not too sure what this series will evolve into, but I’m hoping to keep it going and document some of the food I try across Europe.  Continue reading “Foodiaries (1st Ed.) – London v. Edinburgh”

A Week In London: The Tourist/Expat Version

Well, our first week in London is done and dusted!

If anyone is interested in a jet-lag update, I think I am pretty much settled into London time now. So although the jet-lag didn’t hit me too badly, the sickness did. I have had a cold on and off the whole week and it knocked me out for a few days overall. Thanks London.

Most of last Friday though we were out and about exploring a few touristy spots and we managed to tick off Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge and Tower of London. We did go to Buckingham Palace, but turns out we arrived just when the changing of the guards was about to start, so there were a million people around. It’s definitely somewhere I’d like to go back to though – when it’s not as busy. Continue reading “A Week In London: The Tourist/Expat Version”