• My favourite lantern - the Magic King on Huaguo Mountain (Image: William McPherson)

    Celebrating Lunar New Year with Lanterns in London

    “Mum! This is like fairy land!” a little girl said as she excitedly ran forward to view the cartoon-like animals illuminating our path. My inner child laughs with delight as I too, were mesmerised by the fantastic lanterns surrounding us. […]

  • Don't like being in cages, but it had to be done... sorry babies.

    How to Move Internationally and Take Your Pets With You

    Many of you know that at the end of 2014 I made the big move from Australia to the UK. Prior to the move, planning and scheming aside – the biggest questions on both my husband and my lips were: […]

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass sculpture by the castle.

    Alice’s Wonderland in Guildford

    Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it […]

  • Dorking, a small town in Surrey, is famous for its breed of chicken - called Dorking. Just some of the quirky facts you learn when you explore rural areas of Britain. Image: William McPherson

    Why It’s the Year to Travel Britain

    I’ve decided this year is the year to travel Britain. I know I have just spent a weekend in Hamburg, and will be going to Portugal, Italy and France later in the year, but I am going to at least […]

  • The Coolest Little Capital of Reykjavik

    The Coolest Little Capital of Reykjavik

    Ok, I am stealing someone else’s tagline, but I’ve decided that Reykjavik really is, the world’s coolest little capital.   Well, for starters, Reykjavik is northernmost national capital of the world, which potentially should make it the ‘coolest’ in temperature. However, […]

  • The small but beatuiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall

    Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland

    On our trip to Iceland we didn’t really have time to go all the way round, so instead we concentrated on sights that are around the capital Reykjavik, and to our surprise, there were plenty to be seen! Volcanoes depicts […]

  • Image source: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0) | Credit to: Milan Nykodym from Kutna Hora Czech Republic

    Chasing Northern Lights in Iceland

    We travel not to just ‘see the sights’ – when we decided on a trip to Iceland in winter, we had planned to see more than just the waterfalls and the volcanic plains and beaches; we wanted something extraordinary, something […]