Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2: A Cunard voyage to remember

You may remember that I recently embarked on one of my bucket list dream voyages: crossing the Atlantic onboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. I just about managed to post my initial thoughts from the first half of my Transatlantic voyage whilst onboard. I say just about as I almost went into meltdown with the Internet…probably the only big negative to report. The Internet was very … Continue reading Queen Mary 2: A Cunard voyage to remember

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic: Come fly with me to New York

It’s been a funny old week: Monday I’m stressing beyond belief about finishing my PhD thesis. Friday I’m mid-air, on route to New York, Vodka and lemonade in hand…there’s a polar opposite if ever I saw one. Thankfully it wasn’t the other way around! I had fully intended to write a pre-holiday post, but time has literally run away this week. The phrase ‘completely manic’ … Continue reading Virgin Atlantic: Come fly with me to New York

The three Queens of Cunard

The Cunard Experience: what makes Cunard stand out from the crowd?

It is fast becoming somewhat of a tradition that towards the end of each year my Mum and I treat ourselves to a short cruise. It gives us a chance, no matter where we are or how hectic our lives may be, to spend some quality ‘us’ time together – after all, Mums are truly special! We’ve recently booked this years jaunt and it’s something … Continue reading The Cunard Experience: what makes Cunard stand out from the crowd?

lemon iced buns

Lemon iced buns: baking a childhood favourite

Growing up, there was a local independent bakery who made the best cakes and bread ever. One of my childhood favourites, of course, was their lemon iced buns. I remember my weekend trip across the road to have a hot sausage roll, freshly baked iced bun and an original slush puppy! Oh my, take me back..those were the days! It was the highlight of my week. Therefore, … Continue reading Lemon iced buns: baking a childhood favourite

Worlds Busiest Cruise Port

StoryMap: The World’s Busiest Cruise Ports

Something a little different – I was approached by Damien from The Water Filter Men with an interesting piece on the worlds busiest cruise ports. The waterways and ports around the world have always intrigued me and I have been known to use the odd ship tracker or two, especially when I have an upcoming cruise! So this unique StoryMap provides a great way to look at … Continue reading StoryMap: The World’s Busiest Cruise Ports

Mental Health, Dr Duff and how to ‘Kick Anxiety’s Ass’

Let’s talk mental health and why it’s important. I’d like to introduce you to Dr Robert Duff and his online course ‘Kick Anxiety’s Ass’. Plus, links to some great organisations that are really making a difference.  I’ve been a little quiet for the past couple of weeks, for which I do apologise to you all. I must admit that I do have a tendency to take … Continue reading Mental Health, Dr Duff and how to ‘Kick Anxiety’s Ass’

National Cream Tea Day

National cream tea day: Simple scones

We have many different national days to celebrate in Britain, but did you know that among them is National Cream Tea Day – and why not I say! Is there anything more quintessentially British than that time honoured tradition of a good afternoon cream tea? Perhaps not. But one thing’s for sure, us Brits love a good scone. The Cream Tea Society Yes, there really … Continue reading National cream tea day: Simple scones

World of Cruising: Rule Britannia!

Just in time for the weekend, I am super excited to share with you something special I have been working on. Cast your minds back to March and you may remember that I was onboard P&O Cruises Britannia sailing round the Caribbean. My ‘live’ blog series was met with incredible feedback and encouragement, for which I am still eternally grateful! However, I promised I would … Continue reading World of Cruising: Rule Britannia!

Cruising Isn’t Just For Old People! Q&A with award-winning blogger Emma Le Teace.

Anyone who’s apart of the cruise blogging community will know that it is one of the most friendliest groups around. This is no truer than for the reigning cruise queen Emma Le Teace from ‘Cruising isn’t just for old people’. Winner of Britain’s favourite cruise blogger at the Wave Awards 2018, Emma’s taking the cruise world by storm. Now up for best blogger at the … Continue reading Cruising Isn’t Just For Old People! Q&A with award-winning blogger Emma Le Teace.

Viking Cruises – Cruising the ‘The Viking Way’

For my latest blog I thought I would try something a little different. Talking about an experience I would like to have, rather than one I have had. Cruising The Viking Way with Viking Cruises! Unfortunately, I have never had the luxury of cruising with Viking, not least because they are a touch out of my price range. This coupled with the length of my … Continue reading Viking Cruises – Cruising the ‘The Viking Way’