Posted in July 2012

That Time When I Got Scammed in Bangkok

That Time When I Got Scammed in Bangkok

“You’ll want to get out of Bangkok as soon as possible.” That was the constant refrain we heard before leaving Melbourne for two weeks in Thailand and Cambodia. “One, maybe two days tops, and then you’ll want to go somewhere nicer.” Nicer meaning Chiang Mai up north of the islands down south

Photo Friday #28 – The Best

Photo Friday #28 – The Best

If you are looking for dramatic landscapes and a physical challenge while in the UK than the best place to head is Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, absolutely dominates the local landscape and offers a formidable challenge

The World Cartwheel Mission

The World Cartwheel Mission

The London 2012 Olympics are just around the corner and while I won’t be challenging anyone for a gold medal this year, should they decide to make world cartwheeling an Olympic sport in 2016 I might just be in with a chance!

Photo Friday #27 – Lakes

Photo Friday #27 – Lakes

When I found out that this weeks #FriFotos theme was Lakes I was a bit disappointed because last week I’d already shared my favourite place in the world, my grandparents lakeside cottage in Quebec. What other lake could I share, I thought, and then I had a lightbulb moment. Dove Lake in Tasmania!

Something Old, Something New, Something Tempered, Something Brewed

Something Old, Something New, Something Tempered, Something Brewed

York is known for its history – extending from Roman times, through the medieval age, Tudor kings and Queens, the great plague, WW I and II right up until today. Continuously inhabited for two millenia York is filled with fascinating history and heritage, making it the perfect destination for history hounds.

Cruising down the Nile in the Hot, Hot Sun…….

Cruising down the Nile in the Hot, Hot Sun…….

I don’t think I really officially announced it on here, but Damian and I got engaged a few months ago while on our weekend trip to Paris. Damian proposed under the twinkling Eiffel Tower and I said yes and it was all very romantic.

Photo Friday #26 – Summer

Photo Friday #26 – Summer

The weather of Summer 2012 has been absolutely revolting here in the UK. It has been 15 degrees and overcast and/or raining for what seems like months now and it can really get a person down!

York Minster – Secrets of the Centuries

York Minster – Secrets of the Centuries

We round the corner and the hulking form of York Minster looms into view, completely dominating the skyline of the city of York. York Minster is said to be the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and I’m inclined to believe this particular factoid after visiting the cathedral on our recent trip to York.

Pursuing the Paranormal – Ghost Hunting in York

Pursuing the Paranormal – Ghost Hunting in York

On a dark and foggy evening you can see why people believe that York is the most haunted city in the world. The damp fog hangs heavy over the narrow, winding streets and makes the city’s maze of alleyways seem even more dark and mysterious.