Where have we been?



The Staycation!

Something we are big fans of – enjoying what is on our doorstep and making a weekend away from it!


Top of the list as it is my favourite and half Cornish and very proud – a beautiful county that is happily undiscovered and unspoilt!  I have finally got around to writing My Cornwall Directory – mainly coastal walks and secret beaches, and a few other local knowledge gems thrown in too


Not somewhere I know as well as Cornwall, but a fair bit closer and with some gorgeous places to explore


Another place I almost call home, the north coast of Norfolk is quite magnificent and unspoilt


Days and days of hill-walking with stunning views and adventures


I love the colour of the stone used in the Cotwolds, picture perfect villages


Where we got engaged


For work, but plenty of time to see and enjoy on foot around the capital, always plenty of culture

Wales – Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, Snowdonia

A relatively recent discover for us – luckily great friends live here so we are frequent visitors with local guides!

New Forest – cycling, Chewton Glen

Right on our doorstep and a regular place for a weekend

Hampshire – South Downs, Winchester, Hurst Castle, Lepe Beach, sailing in the solent

More of our doorstep – plenty of variation

Home counties – Cliveden House

Half way between work and home – perfect place for an easy to reach getaway


Proper countryside only an hour from London


Where Mr P calls home, plenty to explore!

National Trust Special Places

There is always something lovely nearby – Stourhead, Basildon Park, Cliveden, Mottisfont

Ireland – Killarney, Donegal, Derry

One of the friendliest countries we have visited and the most beautiful places to visit – it really is green!


One of my great loves, it has a knack of putting everything into perspective and there is always great camaraderie amongst a crew.  It may not be the most relaxing holiday (normally I need another holiday to get over it) but it is one of the best – a different kind of luxury, and always an adventure.

europeaFrance – Paris, Eze, La Rochelle, the Languedoc

Paris is always a good idea, Eze is a great way to see the Cote d’Azur and La Rochelle is a quaint seaside town with real character.  The Languedoc goes against our norm as it isn’t coastal, but my is it beautiful!


The love affair has begun – a week in the Peloponnese was a great way to start

An AirBnB in Crete was also splendid!

Spain and the Canary Islands

Somewhere I need to see more of


A real treat, and such stunning hotels and scenery in the Lisbon area

Italy – Venice, Rome, Garda, Sardinia, Milan and Lake Como

Many good memories – the local drink is often Prosecco so Italy gets my vote


A  new discovery – such culture and great wine too!


Stockholm was a great place to explore – a true maritime city


Our first foray into the former Soviet part of Europe was Tallinn and it was excellent


South Africa

Oh my, just an incredible place to explore – so much so we honeymooned here for our second visit


Incredibly cultural and only 3 hours from London

316019_10150876344055333_830535896_nNew York, Cape Cod, Newport and Boston

A great idea for a road trip – see all sorts and enjoy some fabulous accommodation


Incredible scenery, accommodation and food just a few hours north of Boston

Washington DC

Possibly my favourite city – stunning

Los Angeles

Sprawling and something for everyone

A choice of Starwood hotels!

A bit of market research on a work trip!


Look no further than here if you want to fall in love with the Caribbean


Find the right hotel and this is a little slice of heaven, with plenty of goats for company!


A popular destination, something for everyone

1925132_10153787076865333_1445437217_nAbu Dhabi

Desert, high rise and a country on the move


Luxury hotels redefined and such alluring mountains


Big and bold


Oh wow – possibly my new favourite overseas place, so many unexpected delights! The food is delish, I loved everything actually! Tel Aviv is such a vibrant city.



Oh my goodness where to start… Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Goa, Mumbai or even Hyderabad on business…


The cleanest and safest place I have been – I could live here

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