Llama Trekking in Yorkshire (& Vlog!)

llama trekking nidderdale farms

“What are you up to this weekend, Karen?” “Me and my husband are having a weekend away. Getting a babysitter and off to walk a llama.” “Sorry, what?” Yeah so that was pretty much how most of my conversations went earlier this month. You see, for my birthday last year I asked to go llama trekking! My in-laws treated me to just that, but it’s

4 Unmissable Bars in Budapest

where to eat and drink in budapest

So if you’re not sick of me going on and on about it yet, I visited Budapest in November of last year as a birthday treat to my husband. We stayed in an epic Airbnb which I blogged here, and I even gave you a little glimpse into the colourful architecture which you can read about here. What I haven’t covered yet is the food

The Pursuit of Happiness in Hamburg

hamburg street art

Whether you think street art or graffiti is a piece of art or just plain old vandalism, what’s unquestionable is its effect on the landscape of our cities. I for one, have a bit of a soft spot for it. You only have to visit Manchester’s Northern Quarter for sky-high artistry, or Stephenson Square for regular portraits of well-loved celebs. (I don’t use the term

What CBeebies Land Taught Me About Interiors


Not long before Christmas, December in fact, we took a weekend away with my husband’s family. We had my little girl in tow, and her best friend/partner in crime/cousin for a Santa’s Sleepover event at Alton Towers Resort. I’ve not been to the hotel before, but our trip included a stayover, food, pantomime, swimming park, and access to the open theme parks – on this

Budapest’s Love Affair With Yellow

Budapest Yellow

Happy New Year you beautiful lot. As it’s normally a little gloomy returning to work at this time of year, I thought I’d kick off 2017 by spreading a little joy. Back in November, I travelled to Budapest. Just for a few days, but it was enough to reignite my love for travel – one I’d supressed for a long time whilst we paid for

Our Quirky Airbnb in Budapest


If you follow me on any form of social media, you’ve probably heard me wangin’ on about Budapest as of late. #SorryNotSorry You see, in the almost 11 years that Joe and I have been an item, we’ve not had all that many holidays – two in fact, with one being our honeymoon. What with renovating, wedding planning and Luna’s arrival, it’s just never quite

The Architecture of Cuba

Cuba architecture

In May, Joe and I went to Cuba for 2 weeks. It was our first holiday for just the two of us in a really long time, years in fact. Oh, and did I mention it was our honeymoon? Wanting a bit of luxury to mark the start of our marriage (and why not?) we decided on your typical beach holiday. Me, having a complete

Cuba, here we come!

Varadero Cuba

Last night, we made the final payment for our honeymoon, with a whopping 3 days to spare. Hooray! I wanted to mark this momentous occasion on here because the last time Joe and I went on a couple’s holiday was…2007! I just cannot control my excitement. So, in about 100 days (definitely not counting down) we’ll be jetting off to this little slice of paradise