Indulge Yourself with a Trip to Edinburgh This Autumn

Wondering what to do and where to go this autumn for a long weekend or a short mid-week break, then look no further than Edinburgh, Scotland. If you’re desire to solo travel – then Edinburgh is a great place to do so – as the city sits right on the doorstep of the train station….

Why a Short Break Sorts Out the Soul (for a bit anyway!)

Oh my… how I love long distant adventure. There is nothing like getting on a plane and arriving somewhere exotic, far away, which has taken over 8 hours (of floating around in the blue, with wisps of white) to arrive. Those feelings of cramp in the legs. The joy of eating a three course meal…

From Southend on Sea to Cirque du Soliel – Dare to Dream

  Sometimes the unconventional becomes conventional. The run of the mill which for many is mundane, for the few is full of movement, difference and appreciation. Today I’m going to write about the importance of daring to dream and how to encourage your children and yourself to do so. 25 year old Connor Stringer is…

The Big Sing Presents: The Greatest Showman Medley

Feeling the vibration of singing resonating through my heart, I immediately felt both joyful and emotional as I sat in the alto section of the singing community – next to a complete stranger. The friend I’d come with a soprano and so situated somewhere different. The woman by the side of me had moved her…

Figuring Out That Being OK Is Sometimes Good Enough…

Today I was reminded of this statement, as I made my way down to the Southend Shoreline for my first September swim. The morning had started out cloudy, a tinge of mist hovering over the water, as a light wind caused kiss curls to flick their way across the estuary. I’d not been down there…

Open Water Swimming: A Beginners Lesson

I realise I’ve done things independently for so long, sometimes instruction, doesn’t sink in straight away. This is what I discovered after spending an enjoyable hour on Chalkwell Beach with The Open Water Swimming Coach, as he delivered a group beginner lesson in open water swimming. He reminded us of a few of the benefits…

Sea, Sun & Messing About On The River Stour, Dorset

My children are all grown up – my daughter lives in Bournemouth, Dorset – which on a good day, takes around a 2 1/2 hour car journey to reach from our little town close to London. On a bad day, it can take up to 4 hours! My daughter has travelled extensively and lived in…

Explore A Naturist Beach in Studland Bay, Dorset

The weather has been glorious for the last two months in the U.K. so I was really excited to being staying with my daughter in Bournemouth, Dorset for a week. Thoughts of laying on its soft golden sanded beaches and dipping my toes into temperate english waters, whilst being pounded by the sun, always sounds…