107, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: June 2019

By |July 1st, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What’s been happening in June?

June has seemed to fly past in some ways but absolutely drag in others. Probably because I’m heading off on holiday in a couple of days and the countdown to the trip has been on for a while!

June has seen weddings (actually a double wedding!), two wine tasting events, sunshine, BBQs, family dinners, get-togethers with […]

606, 2019

Falling (Way) Behind With My 2019 Reading Challenge

By |June 6th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Any regular readers here will know that each year I set myself a challenge to read a certain number of books each year. For 3-4 years I read 52 books each year, one for every week. Then, last year, I decided to up that number to 60 books in a year as I was finding 52 books wasn’t stretching me […]

306, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: May 2019

By |June 3rd, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What’s been happening in May?

A long weekend away at my favourite place was the highlight of May. I headed through to Archerfield, just outside of the pretty seaside town of North Berwick on the east coast for 4 lovely days with my family. We enjoyed some sunshine, al fresco dining and drinks, a trip to Edinburgh for shopping and […]

905, 2019

My Favourite New Netflix Show

By |May 9th, 2019|Travel Tales|1 Comment

Yes, you’re right, this does seem like a strange blog post from a travel blogger. I’m not a TV blogger (if such a thing even exists?), but this brilliant new Netflix show is travel related, and it’s so good I had to share it with you all.

Street Food is one of the very best travel-related TV programmes that I’ve […]

105, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: April

By |May 1st, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What happened in April?

So, you might remember in my last monthly round-up I said my planned trip to Portugal was cancelled due to getting our new puppy, Poppy. Thomas was expected to be away with work and I was due to go to Portugal to our new timeshare with my family. We then found out Thomas wouldn’t be away with […]

2504, 2019

Why I Need to Get Better at Taking Time Off (And Ignore Freelancer Guilt!)

By |April 25th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Fellow freelancers, who has ever felt freelancer guilt? What’s freelancer guilt I hear you ask? It’s that feeling where you’re at home and you’re not working but you feel guilty because you could be working. I know it’s not just me who feels it. I know there are loads of other people out there who work for themselves that must […]

2304, 2019

Staying at Four Seasons Fairways Quinta do Lago

By |April 23rd, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

The Algarve region of Portugal is somewhere that I’ve been lucky enough to visit dozens of times. I’ve visited loads with my family, I’ve been with friends and I’ve spent a lot of time there with Thomas too. I feel like it’s an area that has so much to offer visitors and

Last year my dad announced that he wanted […]

1804, 2019

Visiting Pretty Tavira, Portugal

By |April 18th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Tavira is often talked about as being ‘overlooked’ by people in favour of the larger, more popular towns along the coast of The Algarve. Admittedly, after about 20 visits to The Algarve (this is an estimate as I coudln’t really begin to count!), I had never been to Tavira before, so I was excited to check out this pretty-looking little […]

1604, 2019

How Freelancing Can Create Anxiety

By |April 16th, 2019|Travel Tales|1 Comment

I’d just like to start this post by saying I don’t suffer from anxiety per se, or at least not in the way the term anxiety is used today. In reality, I’m a pretty chilled out person who tends to take life as it comes.

BUT, there are a few things about being a self-employed freelancer that can make me […]

404, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: March

By |April 4th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What happened in March?

March was the busiest month I’ve had in ages! So many great things happened and I feel like I haven’t had a chance to catch my breath.

Thomas and I welcomed a new member to our family – little Poppy, a Miniature Schnauzer puppy. I travelled all the way to Essex (a 14 hour round trip!) to […]