• Days out with kids,  Travel Journal

    Disneyland Paris – France

    I did it. I went to France. I have lived in England for over 18 years and yet this was the first time I was going to France. I have visited other countries but somehow, I kept flying over France and kept postponing my trip there. Cote D’Azure, Nice, Paris and other pretty places are on my wish list, but this time, it was off to Disneyland first. The children were old enough to remember this trip and young enough to still like Disney stuff. Well, we are never too old to go to Disneyland. I get it now, why they all say that you become a child again at…

  • Days out with kids,  Parenting,  Travel Journal,  Uk

    Science Museum London, with the children

    Science Museum, Kensington London It’s the Easter Holidays. And my first time travelling on my own with the children on the trains and the London underground. The London Underground, also known as the tubes, is always so packed that I have never felt confident to travel with the children on my own. Now that they are older, it was much easier and also fun as they helped me navigate the London underground tube map. We had to change trains/tubes a few times to get to our destination, South Kensington, where the Science Museum is located. We were all so very excited about the whole trip. The tubes were packed as expected,…

  • Travel Journal,  Uk

    2 Days in London

    Day 1 Aboard the Sightseeing Bus I have been to London countless of times and I never tire of it, with its endless strings of attractions. There is something for everyone. I have always walked from place to place, and use the bus or the tube. The tube is very convenient, with a tube station at every corner and so easy to use and get from one place to another quickly.  The map looks complicated for the first timers but once you try it, it is straighforward. This is coming from me, who has no sense of direction, but I can honestly say that I can use those tube and…

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    Things to do and see in Whitby

    Whitby is a charming seaside town in Yorkshire,  Northern England. Full of history, it is here that Bram Stoker had his inspirations for Dracula ( spooky )and where the well known explorer Captain Cook started on his seafaring adventure ( not just scary after all). The town has it all, from ruined abbeys, sandy beaches, to rock pools and a harbour. I have only a few hours to spend there and here is what I do – 199 Steps The first thing I do is climb the 199 steps, following the footsteps of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The view is spectacular, changing with every step I make. Do not get put…

  • Travel Journal,  Uk

    Legoland- Windsor

    Legoland Legoland is Uk’s favourite Kids Theme Park and it is definitely my son’s one as he loves lego and has been asking to go there again every year. I even got a Merlin pass, to see what all the fuss was about. It is well worth what you pay for it, only, if you use it at least twice a year. Back to Legoland. When summer holidays are nearing, cereal boxes tend to have special ticket deals which usually gives a Buy 1 Get 1 free entrance ticket. I enjoyed the day there with so much going on. Lego bricks come to life here. A place for small ones…

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    40th Birthday trip to Europe

    My friend calls me to ask if I would like to join her on a trip to Europe to celebrate her 40th birthday, with a group of her friends, to forget the big 40. Just us girls. I am thinking beach, I need to work out, I need to go shopping, I need to buy some new summer clothes, I need to have a bikini body…But then she also asks us to come up with a few suggestions as to where to go, preferably a city with a bit of history, culture, sightseeing. Ok, no beach holiday. No need to have that bikini body.  I can keep procrastinating with my…

  • Other Tales,  Travel Journal

    Bucket List

    I have never made a Bucket List because I know there are things I want to do that I will never be able to do. So I have always been scared to write them down, as it will make it feel like a failure if I don’t ever manage to do them. Pessimist much !! I also change my mind about what is really important, in terms of what I want to do first. Oh what the heck, enough of overthinking I am at a stage right now, where all my days are passing by, hours and days are rolling into one. I am living in a state of constant…

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    Vapiano, a restaurant not like others

    I recently visited Oxford Street and went to eat at Vapiano Restaurant as it came highly recommended. I was not disappointed. The place was vibrant, full of life and although it took a while to finally get to order my food, it was well worth it.  A very busy place, yet a very laid back one. This is not like any regular restaurant, here the food is freshly prepared while you watch. I ordered a prawn linguine dish and watched the chef prepare and cook it right in front of me. That in itself was amazing, as this was a new experience to me. I got to choose the type…