Christmas in Germany in England — beer, schnitzel and pretzels in Birmingham photo album

Christmas in Germany in England — beer, schnitzel and pretzels in Birmingham photo album

No, my sat nav isn't confused. We just went to the Frankfurt Christmas Market in the centre of Birmingham, UK, and it was bloomin' wunderbar. We snacked our way through smoked meats and cheeses and chocolates and pastries and drank German beer. Here's some photos from our trip: I hope you enjoyed โค๏ธ <SS>

Do I really want to be an Instagram influencer? — digging into virtual public shaming

Do I really want to be an Instagram influencer? — digging into virtual public shaming

This is going to be a real honest post, and will probably be even more poorly written than my usual posts -- just a heads up. The first time I joined Instagram, it was circa 2011 -- about one year after the app was released. It was borne a place of cat photos and ugly [...]

8 little tips for super cheap European trips — planning and off-peak travelling

8 little tips for super cheap European trips — planning and off-peak travelling

Being tight-fisted is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because it helps me to be more savvy when planning my finances, and a curse because it does severely restrict some things -- like travel. For instance, up until the age of 26 I'd never set foot outside of Europe. I'd longingly research airfares [...]

One month off travel and city breaks — adventures at home

One month off travel and city breaks — adventures at home

Usually we manage to get away for a quick city break or Europe adventure every month. That's normally one (two if we're lucky!) night(s) maximum, typically with a 6am flight out of London, and an 11pm arrival back home leaving us absolutely exhausted but feeling achieved of inspiration and adventure and wanderlust. Recently we had [...]

Two days in Croatia — and the border crossing to Bosnia & Herzegovina

Two days in Croatia — and the border crossing to Bosnia & Herzegovina

Waiting in the queue at the border to drive into Bosnia and Herzegovina, I anxiously tapped my fingers on the steering wheel and wondered what sort of prying questions they might ask about why we're entering their land. Being part of the EU, I'm used to being able to roll between France, Germany, Belgium to [...]

Chef’s Corner: Easy fluffy pancakes in less than 10 minutes ๐Ÿฅž

Chef’s Corner: Easy fluffy pancakes in less than 10 minutes ๐Ÿฅž

My homemade pancakes have been a wee bit of a hit on Instagram and I've had a few requests for the recipe. So ta-da! I'm putting it together for you. These pancakes are quick to make and will create joy any time of day, whether at breakfast or for late night cravings! ๐Ÿ˜‹ Ingredients 3/4 [...]