Cotswolds: Ye olde thatched cottage of dreams in …

It’s an English cliche, the ye olde England so many of us hanker after, a thatched cottage in an idyllic country village in the Cotswolds.…

Andalucia in sunny Spain: The road less travelled

Current position, poolside, with sweeping views in the wilds of southern Spain. When I say wilds, I mean 20 minutes from a largish town but…

Ardeche, France: Living like a princess in my …

Ssssh. It’s probably best if nobody ever hears about the Chateau d’Uzer. There is a reason owners Veronique and Eric do not list their five…

A different ‘Side’ to a Turkey beach holiday

The Loggerhead turtle winds her way through azure seas, bobbing her head lazily from the warm, salty, water. As she takes breath and prepares to…

Pride and the Peak District: Dannah Farm Country …

For me, the Peak District has anchored a place in my heart for two very distinct reasons. The first is rather whimsical as it is…

Festive Manchester and the beautiful Principal Hotel

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago this year, some IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester. They created mayhem and loss, a scar that will…

A poetic stay at Storrs Hall Hotel on …

“The Lake country is a glorious region, of which I had only seen the similitude in dreams, waking or sleeping…I longed to slip out unseen,…