• abbey road a to z blogging challenge 2019
    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019,  Travel

    A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019: A is for Abbey Road

    Welcome to my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts for 2019. It’s going to be an interesting month for me as I try to squeeze out 1000 words per day (except Sundays, of course) about things that are on my wish list. This could mean things I want to do, things I want to see, places I want to visit or experiences I wish I could have. So, there might be travel posts, book posts, lifestyle articles – anything that takes my fancy. These blogs will be interspersed with my usual reviews and business stuff, so normal service is continuing, just with a little bit extra. Today is A for…

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    Travel,  Wish List

    Uruguay: A Surprising Choice For Tourists

    A couple of weeks ago I started writing a series of posts on the places in the world I’d like to go to, including Jordan and New Caledonia. I never did get it finished, so I’m continuing today. The funny thing about these places is that they’re off the usual tourist trail. No beaches in Thailand or Machu Pichu for me. Today, for the third place on my list, I’ve chosen Uruguay. There are a few reasons why and I have to say that for a while back in my early-30s I was obsessed with getting there. If I hadn’t had a small baby at the time, I might have…

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    Travel,  Wish List

    New Caledonia: A Little Piece of Paradise

    There are hundreds of places in the world that I would love to see and probably never will. In this series of posts, I’m writing about these places, sharing a little bit of information about what pulls me to them. Today is number 4 on my top 5 list and it’s New Caledonia. The first time I heard about New Caledonia was when my Dad talked about his time in Australia as a young man. He worked in a factory and made some friends there who were also immigrants. They were from New Caledonia. I’ll have to verify this story with him again in case I’ve remembered it wrong but…

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    Travel,  Wish List

    Reasons To Visit Jordan

    Summer 2018 will no doubt go down in history as one of our most memorable but now it is over, my thoughts have turned to all the sunnier countries I’d like to visit. I thought it might be fun to write a few posts about them as well as a roundup of all my current travel wish list destinations. So, here is my first post about a country that’s number five on my travel wish list, Jordan. It’s not an obvious choice, but none of them are! Firstly, it’s one of the safest countries in the middle-east. That means you can enjoy the gorgeous climate and spectacular tourist destinations without…

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    Reviews,  Travel

    Dundonald Castle – The Perfect Muse

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small amount of commission if you click on them and make a purchase. Back in 2014 when I started working on a fairy tale, I built a world in my mind and transferred it onto paper. That sounds more fun than it actually was. There was a lot of map sketching, town-planning and Google searches to find out what life was like in a medieval village. At the centre of every good fairy tale is one thing. Well, two if you count a serious mental illness. There has to be a castle. In my mind, I always had a local…