D-Day: 70 Years On Tissues at the ready – just listening to Vera Lynn singing ‘We’ll Meet Again’ has me in tears, so goodness knows the mess I’ll be in on the 6th June, watching the 70th Anniversary celebrations of D-Day, broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall. Celebrations will of course also be taking […]
It is naive to think that just one city sets the tone for an entire county. I quickly learned that just because you have visited London does not mean that you have visited England. I love London don’t get me wrong, but it is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding […]
American tourists flock to wrong village in search of Downton Abbey The Telegraph, 02 Sep 2013 I laughed out loud when I came across this article – my parents have recently moved to Downton in Wiltshire, so it just tickled me to think of confused tourists turning up in their local pub. Quite understandably, people […]
Penzance proves to be just the place for a father/daughter trip Penzance, a town in Cornwall, is on the tip of the southernmost peninsula of England. It is not a popular holiday spot by any means – heck, most people living outside of the United Kingdom have probably never heard of it. Most of the tourists are […]
A woman who lived under the Tuscan sun in the early 1900s The villa and beautiful gardens at La Foce in Tuscany. An Italian nobleman for a husband. The stuff of dreams for many a Travel Belle. But Iris Origo’s life was no fairy tale. She endured war, loneliness, grief and privation during Italy’s troubled […]
I caved in to pressure after she proudly brought home a huge piece of project work with the somewhat chilling final line, “I’m going to the Olympics because my mummy has bought us tickets!”
When you’ve had enough of London’s shopping and nightlife, why not enjoy some of this city’s best parks and forget you’re even in a cultural capital.
Shopping in London with a little help from a local.
Accommodation options for all types of travelers.
A special bookshop in London that every literary loving Travel Belle will want to visit.