Ten secrets from a local about visiting Brighton and Hove

I have lived in the city of Brighton and Hove for just over ten years now. I came down from London, as a lot of us have,  with dreams of living by the sea. At the time I didn’t know if I’d stay, but the city has a unique vibe that drew me in. Since […]

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Doing time

One of our day trips whilst staying in Oz was to Freemantle Prison. The prison has been closed since 1991 when the staff and inmates were moved out to another secure prison.  The roundhouse was built in 1831 and served as a courthouse, place for detention and execution. Since 1992 the prison has offered guided […]

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Over to Australia

It is always lovely going to Singapore to see my friend and her family. Lyla enjoys it too as she gets on very well with my friend’s daughter who is of a similar age. However the time came to say goodbye and move onto pastures new – Perth, Australia. Some of you may recall that […]

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Child Wanderlust

This will be a short post. On the flight from Singapore to Perth, Australia, Lyla announced that when she is older she will probably live in another country. Don’t show your children lots of other countries if you mind them clearing off over the other side of the world to live in one 😀. I […]

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Our second trip to Singapore

I have a lovely old friend who lives in Singapore with her family who reminded me just before I arrived there that we had been friends for 26 years! How did that happen?? Anyway, we love seeing them when they come to the UK, or visiting them. Lyla and my friends daughter get on very […]

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Bangkok

The first three days of our trip were spent in Bangkok. On day one we visited a local market. Day two we took in the heat (39 degrees), crowds and the Reclining Buddha and Emerald Palace. The Emerald Palace is simply stunning. The pictures below do not do it justice. I’ll add more from my […]

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It’s been a while… 

So ironically I have to admit, I’ve been so busy with work I’ve not had a chance to write about travel – even though I’m currently sat in Singapore! As I mentioned before we have been planning a trip for a while to visit my dad’s cousins. We left at 4pm on the 11th March […]

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Saving space on packing for your trip

  I am now putting my final arrangements in place for our next trip in six weeks to Thailand, Singapore and Australia. When I embark on a trip like this I like to save money where I can by removing what we don’t need without compromising on the experience itself – the experience means everything. […]

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