Join the colourful snail trail for charity – Snailspace Brighton and Hove

If you take a wander through the streets of Brighton and Hove this month, you might spot something unusual. The city has been taken over by giant, human-size snails, painted in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns. But don’t worry, you’re not imagining things. You’ve discovered the Snailspace trail, 50 snails painted by a range…

What to see at Brighton Fringe this May

It’s Brighton Festival and Fringe time again – for me the best time of the year to be in town. You can’t walk down New Road without tripping over people handing out flyers for their alternative cabaret/theatre/comedy shows, many of them in eye-catching outfits. But with so much on, from the Warren to the Spiegeltent…

See London from the river with City Cruises

Just leaving Westminster Pier, this is the northern side of the Thames I love being on the water and always try to take a boat trip when I’m in a new city, either along the river or around the bay, if it’s on the coast. I like the different perspectives a river view offers you,…

A night on a Dutch navy ship

It’s not often I spend a Friday night surrounded by tall Dutch sailors, but who am I to turn down a golden opportunity to spend some time on a visiting Dutch naval ship? (Don’t worry, my Dutch husband was the reason for the invite, so I kind of had to take him along which limited…

My favourite places to eat in Brighton

Love to eat? Headed to Brighton for a daytrip or long weekend? Today I’m taking you on a little tour of my favourite Brighton restaurants. I love to eat out but I’d never spend £25 on a main course, so I haven’t tried places like The Salt Room or 64 Degrees (which have rave reviews)….

Stevie in the sunshine: a perfect summer weekend in London

Last night was something I’d been looking forward to for months – Stevie Wonder performing his classic ‘Songs In The Key of Life’ album live in Hyde Park. And Stevie did not disappoint playing for over 3 1/2 hours with a fantastic medley of his hits and other album tracks. It was great to hear…

Enchanted Park Lewes brings something different to town

If you’re looking for something different to do this festive season and you live within travelling distance of East Sussex, Enchanted Park Lewes might just be something for you. It caught my eye by chance as I was scrolling through Twitter one morning this week, partly because it’s taking place at Southover Grange in Lewes,…

Five gorgeous Scottish drives

Scotland is home to some stunning scenic drives – many of which can also be accessed partly by public transport. Although I don’t drive, I’m lucky enough to usually visit with family members who do. Here are some of my favourite drives on the west coast of Scotland. Glen Fruin across to Garelochead Photo credit-…

The day Le Tour came to town

“Unforgettable moments? There are many. But the one that stands out is the day Le Tour came to my little village, St Martin de Landelles-Plouay . As a young boy I dreamed of seeing the Tour for real on my streets, and on that day that dream became reality.”* Daniel Mangeas, the voice of Le…

Sea lochs and sunsets: a Scottish photoblog

I’ve visited the west coast of Scotland many times in the past ten years, and I never tire of the dramatic scenery. Loch Lomond is a great area to stay, but there are also many lovely villages along the sea lochs. Thanks to the Gulf stream there are hundreds of rhodedendrons blooming in May. The…