Activities, Days Out, UK

Ride The Slide

The AcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a structure that turns heads and certainly divides opinion. Standing as the tallest sculpture in the UK at 114m, the Orbit was designed by Turner Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. The twisted red metal structure stands next to the Olympic… Continue reading Ride The Slide

Activities, UK

Ride a perfect wave in the Welsh mountains

It always rains in Wales, or at least that's what you are told. This is not factually correct, but if you are heading up to the Conwy Valley on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park you will be sure to want to spend a lot of your time outdoors to take in the stunning… Continue reading Ride a perfect wave in the Welsh mountains

Days Out, Photography, UK

National Trust – Basildon Park

Overview The National Trust is a conservation organisation which works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces in the UK. The trust owns 350 heritage properties including historic houses, gardens and monuments which can be visited for a fee, as well as many sites of natural beauty which are open to the public free… Continue reading National Trust – Basildon Park

Photography, UK

From Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door

The south of England has some of the most beautiful coastline to be seen on our tiny island. From the white cliffs of Dover in the east to the beautiful white sand beaches of Cornwall in the west, there are so many good reasons why we should be spending our time visiting these shores. Some… Continue reading From Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door

Hotels, UK

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

"Too beautiful and too romantic to survive." Sir John Betjeman. The story I’ve spent a lot of time in London over the years. Whether it’s heading in for an evening, or a weekend stay with friends it's nice to have the convenience of living nearby (25 mins on the train to London Paddington) without having… Continue reading St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London