North Wales #3 – Snowdonia National Park

Sorry I haven’t been around for a while. Took some time to deal with some personal issues, which I may or may not address later. Anyway, I thought I would give you the last installment of my time in Wales, concluding with a drive through Snowdonia. You’d be surprised at the amazing scenery you can see from the car and…

North Wales #2 – Chester Zoo + City Walks

I know Chester Zoo isn’t in Wales, but it is super accessible from Wales and only about a 10 minute drive from the actual border! I don’t support many zoos. It upsets me to see animals in captivity, especially when they are made to do shows. However, Chester Zoo is exactly what a zoo should be – it’s focus is…

North Wales #1 – Scouting for Girls & Anglesey

I’ve spent just over a week in Wales, and got up to some amazing stuff! Even though I lived here for nearly two years it was great to be able to return and be a tourist! First off, I went to my old Universities summer ball and saw Scouting for Girls live, who were surprisingly still on top form and…

North Yorkshire – Castles, Walks and Waterfalls

Last week I went for a little break to North Yorkshire and thought I would share with you some photos from it! patriotic, no? These photos were all from the same day; we visited Castle Bolton, a Medieval castle that housed Mary Queen of Scots for a short while and then we headed to Aysgarth Falls which were only 3…

UK Travel / Kielder Water at Northumberland

It was one of those days where I could have potentially took some amazing photographs…but my DSLR was flat, so instead, I had to rely on my trusty iPhone to do the job (something which, shockingly, I hadn’t done very much of!) Although I realize now that I had taken all of my photos in square instead of the normal…

BARTER BOOKS, ENGLAND

 After a lovely Christmas I decided that it was time to take some of my unwanted books to a new home in return for some new ones, so I went to my second home, Barter Books. Barter Books is one of the largest second hand book shops in Britain, housed in an old train station which has kept some of…

Holyhead, Anglesey in September

Here are some unedited insights into my little break to Anglesey in September. North Wales gets exceptionally good weather when the rest of the UK seems to be cooling down in September, and with everyone back to work and school it is the perfect little getaway. It is an absolute gem not to be missed.

Hadrian’s Wall Wandering

On the back of playing a tourist in my hometown, we spent the day going for a stroll (as in a 5 hour hike) along the world heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall. It was also a good excuse to try out my new camera! (Which apparently is a huge contrast fan, sorry about that) If you don’t know, Hadrian’s Wall…

Lindisfarne: A Northumbria Treasure

There are a lot of treasures in the North that usually go unseen. The Island of Lindisfarne is one of them. It is around an hours drive north of Newcastle, 20 minutes under the boarder of Scotland, and you can only reach it when the tide is out, and the single road on and off the island is dry. Sounds…