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What Can You Buy for £10 Around the World?

Flight Centre’s ‘What Can £10 Get You Around the World’ infographic highlights a selection of activities in different countries. The activities which most appeal to me all involve the views. The Forest Research Institute Malaysia Canopy Walk near Kuala Lumpur takes you along a 150 metre walkway in the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve, which is suspended […]

Exploring the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford London

Despite a rather chilly breeze, I spent an enjoyable September evening in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The park was close to my hotel, the Travelodge London Stratford. I entered the Park close to the London Aquatics Centre, where there was a large mural, ‘Carpenters’ Curve’ by Clare Woods. It’s the most complex […]

Street Art in Marseille’s Old Town

I decided to take a short cut through the Old Town in Marseille to our hotel, the Adagio Marseille Vieux Port, after a visit to Fort Saint-Jean. It turned out to be a good decision, as there was lots of colourful street art enroute. I entered the Old Town up some steps, a block up […]

Review of Ravi Shankar Indian Restaurant London

I had a vegetarian buffet lunch, costing £6.95, at the Ravi Shankar Indian restaurant in Drummond Street, close to London’s Euston Station. I arrived in Kings Cross around 1pm, However, I couldn’t check into my hotel, the Travelodge London Stratford, until 3pm and Travelodge don’t offer a left luggage facility. As I had a fair […]

Win a Winter Sun Holiday with

You could win a winter sun holiday with competition. The prize is a 5 night stay for two people in an apartment at PYR Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa del Sol. The prize must be taken during February or March 2016 (excluding Easter). Flights from Dublin, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester or Birmingham are included. PYR Fuengirola To […]

Top 5 Things to Do in Armenia

One of the first Christian countries in the world, Armenia, is a small country in the Southern Caucasus that despite its tragic history overcame all the difficulties and now is an independent republic. Perhaps, you haven’t heard about Armenia a lot and it is not the first country that will come to mind as a […]

Photo Tour of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) in Nice, France

When I searched for free things to do in Nice, one of the attractions which appeared was the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC). However, when I went to the museum’s website to check the opening hours, it stated that there was a 10 Euro charge for an individual ticket valid for 48 hours, […]

Art Inspired by Travel: Rose Garden in Santander, Spain

Much of my art is inspired by travel. I say inspired, because I’m not attempting to recreate reality. I loved the rose garden in Matalenas Park in Santander in northern Spain. The combination of  the roses and trees with the sea, strip of beach and mountains in the background was beautiful. My interpretation was created […]

Review of Kalpna Vegetarian Indian Restaurant Edinburgh

The Kalpna Vegetarian Indian Restaurant, in St Patrick’s Square Edinburgh, offers a daily lunch buffet for £8 per adult between 12 – 2pm. Although I’m not a vegetarian, I don’t eat much meat, so I thought I’d give the Kalpna a try. Exterior of the Kalpna Vegetarian Indian Restaurant The Kalpna is attractive inside with […]

Review of Morley Cheek’s in Chorlton, Manchester

Morley Cheek’s is located in Barlow Moor Road, in the Chorlton district of Manchester. We sat near at the rear, where it was lighter under the glass roof. There is a patio area at the back, but we didn’t want to eat so close to the smoking area. The menu is mainly aimed at meat […]

Art Inspired by Travel: St Ninian’s Beach in the Shetland Islands, Scotland

St Ninian’s Isle is joined the Shetland mainland by a tombolo, a sand bar, which has sea on both sides. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches that I’ve ever visited. I created a collage inspired by this photo, using felt, metallic crepe paper, mirror card and watercolours. This piece started life as a painting, […]

Photo Tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille is located around 4 miles south of the city centre. It’s quite close to the Museum of Decorative Arts, so it makes sense to visit both museums on the same day. The 5 Euro entry fee to each museum is waived if you buy a Marseille City Pass. We […]

Visiting Britain’s Winter Destinations

Don’t dismiss Britain as a Winter destination. There’s till lots to do and see. As long as you pack the right clothes, you can still enjoy the great outdoors. Plus, there are plenty of cosy pubs, if you are looking for some indoor entertainment. You can find some flight and accommodation bargains from November to […]

Review of Shamoli Restaurant in Royal Mile Edinburgh

We had lunch at the Shamoli restaurant in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. It’s somewhere that I’ve been meaning to try for years, after seeing a person with a board advertising the restaurant at the crossroads between the Royal Mile and North Bridge. The Shamoli is located above the Rabbie Burns bistro and whisky bar. An Indian […]

Photo Tour of Colline du Chateau in Nice, France

I was keen to visit Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) when we were in Nice. It came up in a search for free things to do in Nice and the views over the city were highly praised. I attempted to go there one evening. but by the time I found the path, it was only […]

Art Inspired by Travel: Silver Sands, Aberdour, Scotland

I’ve recently started creating art. Much of my art is inspired by travel. I say inspired because I’m not attempting to recreate reality. I visited Sliver Sands Beach in Aberdour on the Fife coast in Scotland one evening in late Summer. I was surprised that there were still so many poppies in bloom. The sun […]

The Pineapple Folly near Airth, Scotland

The Pineapple is a folly. It was built in 1761 by the 4th Earl of Dunmore as a gift to his wife, from which she could view the estate’s walled garden. It’s located up a pot-holed access road off the A905 to the west of the village of Airth. It was gifted to the National Trust by […]

Pickering’s Gin Made in the Summerhall Distillery Edinburgh

We visited Summerhall with our son Gary during the Edinburgh Open Doors weekend in late September. Until 2011,  Summerhall was home to the Royal Dick Veterinary School. I have family connections with the Vet School;  my brother studied there and my husband worked there. I already knew that Summerhall has been transformed into a creative […]

Marseille’s Beautiful Beaches

I wasn’t expecting the beaches in the French city of Marseille to be so beautiful. In fact the main reason that we went there was that our son Gary wanted to see the Bowl skate park, located at Plage Vieille Chapelle, which was featured in some skateboarding games he’d played when he was younger. As often […]

Cambuskenneth Abbey in Stirling, Scotland

Cambuskenneth Abbey is located by the River Forth in the outskirts of Stirling. If you visit by car, you need to head in the Alloa direction on the A907 and look our for the turn off to Cambuskenneth. However, it’s’ possible to visit Cambuskenneth Abbey on foot from Stirling city centre. If you head down […]

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