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”

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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 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”

Escape To The Highlands

Firstly, I do plan on doing a post about our whole time in Edinburgh after we leave. We’ve had a couple of days here, and we’ve already done so much that I’m thinking I might have to split it into two posts. Either way, I thought I’d dedicate a post to our day in the Highlands as I have so many photos that I want to share.

As soon as we arrived in Edinburgh, about three people asked us whether we were heading to the Scottish Highlands during our week here. We hadn’t really planned to (granted we hadn’t really ‘planned’ anything) but seeing as it sounded like something we should do, we booked in a one day tour straight away. Continue reading “Escape To The Highlands”