April Re-cap: Roadtripping around the UK

30th April, 2017

I’ve been a little slack with these monthly updates and haven’t done one since January. But April has been an exciting month so its the perfect time for me to get back into doing these updates. What’s been happening this month? I visited the National Trust’s Knole, an English country house situated within a 1,000-acre […]

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January Re-cap: Castle hunting, escape room and winter lights

1st February, 2017

What’s been happening this month I got my Historic Houses Association membership in December and used it for the first time at Hever Castle. It had been on my list of places I wanted to visit for a long time so I’m glad I’ve finally ticked it off. I visited over the New Years Day […]

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November Re-cap: A trip to Bruges

2nd December, 2016

What’s been happening this month? I popped down to Brighton for a couple of days for a conference. Sadly I didn’t get much time for sightseeing as the conference started quite early and it was dark outside by the time it finished! We went to Franco Manca for dinner which was just around the corner […]

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October Re-cap – Staycationing

2nd November, 2016

What’s been happening this month? I watched my first ever live rugby game at Twickenham where the Wallabies took on Argentina, and won! We turned the weekend into a little staycation and booked ourselves a room at the Hilton Syon Park. We enjoyed our previous stay at this hotel and it was nice to go […]

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September Re-Cap: Going home to Sydney

1st October, 2016

What’s been happening this month? Early in September London hosted a series of events to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London. I went to see the fire projections on the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral… The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral lit up with flame projections as part of #greatfire350, commemorating 350 […]

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August Re-Cap: Being a London tourist

3rd September, 2016

What’s been happening this month? I had a few days off work while my parents were staying with me so we got up to lots of touristy things. I wanted to take them to the Sky Garden but I waited too long to book tickets and all the time slots sold out. To get around […]

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July Re-cap: Family fun in London

2nd August, 2016

What’s been happening this month? July has been an action-packed month, and a mixed bag of highs and lows. Early in the month my Nan sadly passed away. Although she’d had some health problems for a while it did come as a bit of a shock as she had seemed to be on the mend. […]

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June Re-Cap: Geneva, Cornwall and visitors from Australia!

30th June, 2016

What’s been happening this month? June has definitely been the busiest month of the year so far! The first weekend of the month started with a day trip to Upnor Castle and Whitstable. I was a little disappointed with Whitstable to be honest, not sure if I just missed the best parts but I didn’t […]

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May Re-cap: Adventures in London and Norway!

1st June, 2016

What’s been happening this month? The month started out with a bank holiday so we went for a little day trip in Kent where we visited Scotney Castle and Bayham Old Abbey. I did a tour of 55 Broadway, London’s first skyscraper and London Underground’s former headquarters. My main reason for wanting to do this […]

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April Re-cap: A surprise trip to Australia!

3rd May, 2016

What’s been happening this month? The big highlight for April was my trip to Sydney. One of my friends was getting married so I flew back for the wedding but I kept it a secret from my parents – only my sister and brothers knew I was coming back. It was pretty difficult to keep […]