Sunday, 16 October 2016

Oslo - A Perfect Balance Between City & Nature

Instead of one big summer holiday a year, my husband and I like to go on two mini city breaks; one in the Spring (around our wedding anniversary) and one in Autumn (after the schools go back.) As much as I love a beach holiday destination, we like a little more from our holidays and we get easily bored lying around a swimming pool or on a beach for a week.

For this break I wanted to go somewhere completely new, somewhere neither of us has been to before and a city we didn't know a lot about. The countries of Scandinavia have always appealed to me and Norway in particular with it's beautiful fjords.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

My Happy Place

By far the best way to spend the weekend is a leisurely bike ride by the sea side. I have always loved to cycle and since getting my beautiful Bobbin Brownie bicycle last year, I look for every excuse to take it out for the day. As someone who doesn't drive (trust me, the world is better off without me behind the wheel of a car), my bike gives me a sense of freedom that I am not usually accustomed to.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

A New Hobby - Pottery Painting!

My husband and I first tried pottery painting whilst on holiday at Center Parcs and we loved it instantly! We each painted a mug and we still use them more than three years later. They are a special reminder of our happy holiday.

Recently, with an empty weekend ahead of us, we did a bit of Googling to see if there was a pottery painting place nearby and came across a cute little cafe just a couple of towns away. I gave a friend a call and we set up a double date to paint some pottery.