Two Hours on the Royal Mile: Part 1

Yes, you read that right: two hours. To add a bit of context, I wasn’t really in Edinburgh to sightsee. My family and I were there to see an afternoon performance of War Horse at the Festival Theatre and the two hours was really only a bit of spare time that I didn’t want to…

Wray Castle

Take a trip down the western side of Windermere and down a few narrow roads, and you’ll reach Wray Castle. Built in the 1840s, this new-gothic creation was the brainchild of James and Margaret Dawson, a Liverpudlian couple, who moved to the Lake District because, well, why wouldn't you? Unlike other castles I have visited…

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

At the end of February, I ventured up to Glasgow for an incredibly brief visit. Obviously, the limited time meant I had to pick my activities very carefully, and after much deliberation, I settled on the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. It is Scotland's most visited museum, so clearly it has something going for it!…

Diana: Her Fashion Story

It has been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana, and although I was too young to remember her, it is easy to see the impact she had, and continues to have, on the lives of many people around the world. To mark the 20th anniversary of her death, the Diana: Her Fashion Story…

Kensington Palace

The second day of our London trip (we're back-tracking a bit here...) started with a visit to Kensington Palace. I'd never visited Kensington Palace before, not that I can remember at least; and our hotel was just around the corner which didn't hurt! Kensington Palace has been a Royal residence since the late 1600s when…

London 2017: Men’s Marathon

In my last post, I wrote about the first evening of Athletics at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. It was a great night, and if you haven't caught up yet, you can just hop back a post. Although the tickets to get into the London Stadium to watch the Athletics did cost money, there were…

World Athletics Championships 2017

Every two years, the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) holds the World Championships, a nine-day global event bringing together around 1,800 athletes from about 200 countries. This time round, it was London's turn to host the Championships, and really our whole trip was based around this event, having bought the tickets many months in…