Like many of us, I used the UK lockdown and working from home as an opportunity to focus on my mental and physical wellbeing. For me, this involved getting out for regular walks in my local area and venturing further afield whenever possible.
I often found myself struggling to find new routes close to home and to remain inspired with my goal to be active. The Slow Ways website offered some alternative options that I was able to try.
Continue reading Exploring the outdoors with Slow Ways
For many of us, travel during 2020 has been a no-go. With various restrictions, new rules and guidelines to consider, it’s more essential than ever to plan, review and adjust to a new way of living.
Barbados is a destination that I’ve wanted to visit for some time, I just hadn’t expected to do so during a pandemic. But nonetheless, after 10 months of no travel and a second UK lockdown, I decided to take the opportunity to venture abroad. There’s plenty of new guidelines to factor in, but it’s possible.
Continue reading What to expect when travelling to Barbados during the COVID-19 pandemic
During 2019 I decided that in order to improve my ability to communicate and be a courteous traveller, I wanted to improve my ability to speak other languages. I’ve since taken to improving my French speaking, with the intent to become a conversational speaker in the new year. Continue reading Second languages in crisis
My friend and I were visiting Toronto, Canada and arranged to join the Bikes & Bites Tour for a venture around the city. It’s a relatively flat city and therefore perfect for a bike tour in the sun.
Continue reading Bikes & Bites Tours in Toronto, Canada
I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to recently dine at Tattu, Birmingham, the perfect setting for a modern Chinese dining experience in the heart of the West Midlands.
Continue reading Tattu launches brand new summer menu in Birmingham
Opening in March 2019 in Touchwood Shopping Centre, Jamaya brings proper Jamaican jerk chicken and fried chicken to Solihull.
Continue reading Jamaya brings authentic Caribbean dining to Solihull
My friends and I arranged a last minute trip to The Gambia, seeking a getaway that would allow us to enjoy a winter sunshine break, with a hotel located close to the beach. Hypolink Village offered exactly what we needed.
Continue reading experience Gambia at Hypolink Village
Zippos Circus is celebrating 250 years of the circus and they’re going to tour to commemorate it. I was pleased to see that the Birmingham show was taking place just a short walk away from my home in the city. Continue reading Preview night: Celebrating 250 years of legacy with Zippos Circus
Paulos Circus recently rolled into town and I was pleased to be invited along for a chance to enjoy the show. I brought along my niece (age 9) and nephew (age 3) to enjoy the entertainment. Continue reading Creating memories with Paulos Circus Tour 2018, Birmingham
Ghetto Golf in Birmingham is one of the newest additions to the Digbeth street scene, an indoor crazy golf and cocktail venue, with a difference. Continue reading Indoor golfing shenanigans at Ghetto Golf, Birmingham