All posts tagged: Travel & Spa

Travel // Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill, London

Whenever Virgin announce their train ticket sales, my Mum and I are all over it, as we love our twice annual visit to London. Every time, we try to visit somewhere new and on Saturday we lucked out with the weather and headed over to Notting Hill. I’ve never been to Portobello Road before and we love to visit one of the cities many different markets every time we’re down South. Notting Hill in general was such a beautiful area to visit and the coloured houses and shop fronts looked beautiful in the sunshine.    We wondered along looking at the different stalls, selling everything from antiques to the most delicious-looking street food. We couldn’t pass the doughnut stall without picking up a HUGE custard doughnut each – which we later demolished in the sunshine in Hyde Park!    Halfway down the market stalls, I spotted a familiar pink logo along the row of shops – The Hummingbird Bakery! So naturally we popped inside and oogled every last cupcake trying to decide which to try …

Travel // 24 Hours in Edinburgh

Last weekend my Mumma and I headed up to Edinburgh as part of her belated 60th birthday present. We spent 24 hours in the city and managed to pack lots into our time. Things to see / do  Edinburgh Castle. Located just at the top of the Royal Mile, you get an excellent view of the city and it’s just amazing to look at. Afternoon Tea. We booked a reservation at The Dome and it was by far the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had. We were so looked after by the staff, the building was beyond impressive and the food, oh the food! Delicious sandwiches, dainty yet full of flavour cakes and two scones each. Finished with a pot of tea and glass of champagne, you couldn’t go wrong. The Shops – Harvey Nicks, high street & designer stops neatly tucked into the walls of the large streets and department store, Jenners on the high street. We were spoilt for choice! Drinks – It was recommended to me to try The Whiski Rooms. However …

Travel // London Calling 

So, I’ve been absent from this blog for a couple of weeks due to ya know, life but I’m back a brand new post! On Saturday my mum and I ventured down to London for the day. We picked the perfect day as the weather hit 30 degrees – great for discovering Camden, Borough Market and a quick trip to Oxford Street! Anyway, enough gabbing for this post….I’ll let the pictures do the taking!                

Travel: Discovering Shoreditch

Last Sunday I boarded a Virgin pendalino and made my way down south for the day. Since finishing university 5 years ago it’s becoming harder and harder to gather all the girls in one place as we are so spread out. So we decided what better than a day spent in the big smoke?  We decided to head over to Shoreditch for the day. The sunshine came out to play and the weather was gorgeous for an afternoon of discovering Brick Lane, delicious cocktails in East London bars and a glass of Pimms on the embankment as the sun set.  Pretty sweet right?           Once we hit Shoreditch we found ourselves inside the Old Spitalfield Market. Food stalls galore, this is where we started to wish we hasn’t already eaten earlier at a Mexican restaurant!  And that was our day in the city in a nutshell. Now I better start thinking about train tickets for my next trip….

Holiday Postcards: Sydney on a shoestring

Two years ago a couple of my best friends from University made a brave decision to undertake a trip of a lifetime and head of to see the world. However, travelling had never been on my agenda so the idea wasn’t my cup of tea, but not long after they had gone itchy feet syndrome occurred and a friend and I decided to book flights to Sydney for 2 weeks to take a whistle-stop trip of one of the Worlds most loved cities. Bet you’re wondering how we managed to see and take in Sydney in 12 and a half days (time difference!)? Well, we did, so get a brew and a biscuit and read more to find out just how we got on! On the 7th May 2012 after 3 planes and a 28 hour long journey to the other side of the world, we landed in a rainy Sydney airport. Typical! We were soon reunited with our friends who had flown from Melbourne to Sydney that morning, so after an emotional reunion at …