I’m back + some exciting news

Posted In: Diary | Home Sweet Home | Life
I’m back! Or at least this is me trying to make a come back. Shortly after we returned from our trip to Malta, Richard & I received some great news regarding a project we'd been working on for a few months…. Buying a house! I cannot believe how quickly and smoothly everything went through. It feels so surreal to say that we are now homeowners. [...]

Mdina, the silent city

Posted In: Escapes | Islands
Mdina used to be the capital of Malta many many moons ago. It was then moved to Birgu (Vittoriosa), one of the Three Cities opposite Valletta, leaving Mdina rather quiet. This could explain its nickname, “The Silent City”. It seems to me like they have tried to keep things as quiet as possible  since then. They don’t allow many cars through the[...]

Exploring Gozo Island

Posted In: Escapes | Islands
  When we initially started researching the Maltese Islands for our holiday, we were torn between basing ourselves in Malta - the biggest island of the archipelago - and Gozo - the second biggest island. The scenery looked equally stunning on both islands but there was something that felt a bit more ‘real’ and slow-paced on Gozo. In the end, we settle[...]

A Day in Beautiful Valletta, Malta

Posted In: Escapes | Islands
One of the main places I wanted to visit during our stay in Malta was Valletta, the capital. Did you know it only measures 600m by 1000m? Yep, it’s rather tiny but it’s packed with gorgeous streets, stunning features such as the famous wood-and-glass balconies and mesmerising sea views. We were chatting to a local the night before at a[...]

St Julian’s Bay, Malta

Posted In: Escapes | Islands
St Julian’s often gets categorised as the party town of Malta but it’s got so much more going for it: alluring bays, great restaurants, close proximity to Valletta and Sliema (where a lot of boat trips leave from), some of the best 5 stars hotel in the country and good bus connections allowing you to easily go and explore the rest of the island.[...]

A long weekend in Paris

Posted In: City breaks | Escapes
A few snaps from when we went to visit my brother and my sister in Paris! Work has been so hectic lately that I’m only just now getting the opportunity to post these photos.    It was the perfect little weekend away. We started with drinks at a rooftop bar called Le Perchoir. We ordered lots of wine and watched the sun set over Paris while catching up[...]

Portmeirion, Wales

Posted In: Coastal breaks | Escapes
                        One of the main reasons why I wanted to go to Wales was to visit Portmeirion, which I had discovered online a while back through Monica’s blog, The Travel Hack. It’s like being in Italy, except you’re in Wales. I found the con[...]

Anglesey & the North Coast of Wales

Posted In: Coastal breaks | Escapes
I’ve just come back from a few days in North Wales. This was my very first time visiting the country and I’m so pleased I finally had the opportunity to go. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we drove there last week; The feedback I had received from friends and colleagues when I announced I was going wasn’t overly positive (mostly due to the renowned[...]