Picos de Europa

We turned into beach bums on our near month long Spain odyssey.  We’d intended to spend the final days along the coast in Asturias but at the last moment we changed our mind.  Instead we veered inland to the Picos…

The Essex Serpent

I spent the majority of my childhood in Essex.  As soon as you mention the name of the county  good old stereotypes pop into peoples’ heads.  They imagine a race of orange tinged boy racers and cosmetically challenged women speaking…

Cotton Buds

Every box of cotton buds comes with instructions that they should not be stuck in people’s ears. I find this absolutely amazing. For they are the only everyday item that springs to mind where the product warning describes exactly what…

Praia das Catedrals

Our trip around the Galician coastline took us to some marvellous places.  There are some places that we’ll definitely be returning to but we’ve only scratched the surface of this amazing region.   Some of the time we had prime spots…

Santiago de Compostela

The cathedral at Santiago de Compostela housing the tomb of St James had been on my bucket list of places to visit for a long time.  Ideally I’d like to walk there along the Way of St James,  a pilgrim…