Wednesday, March 30, 2016 #GloriousNaturalFood

Every Saturday morning, just a block away there is a terrific food market.  We love to wander over for some fish & chips or to buy some fresh cheese.  But some days we just want to stay in bed and can't be bothered.  On those days I always feel a little bit guilty.  I'm just certain that we've missed out on a new merchant displaying something wonderful that I must have.  Now I've found the perfect thing to assuage that guilt.  I can now snuggle under the duvet without that rush of FOMO.  It's a multinational farmers' market, an exclusive food hall and a health food emporium all at the click of a finger.  It's been developed by a team of ex-Amazon e-commerce experts and it's bursting with foodie delights - #GloriousNaturalFood

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Yotel London Gatwick Cabin Hotel

I am not a morning person.  At all.  Not even a little bit.  My husband can definitely vouch for this.  One of his least favorite things to do is to wake me up before I'm ready.  On our recent trip to Malta, in an effort to give me a few extra hours of morning shut eye and save him the drama, we tried something very different.  We stayed in a cabin at Yotel London Gatwick the night before an early flight.  Let's just say there were mixed reviews. 

Yotel London Gatwick Cabin Hotel

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Weekend in Malta - Part 2

As usual when we take a weekend break, we booked our return flight from Malta late in the day.  This meant we had most of Sunday to enjoy more of the sun and sea views.  

City Break to Sliema Malta

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Weekend in Malta - Part 1

Oh dear, I think I've overdone it.  I'm five weeks post surgery and feeling good.  But, I was ambitious this week and we did some running around.  Today I'm back in bed, tired and sore.  Because it was laparoscopic and I don't have a big incision, it's easy to forget that it was still major abdominal surgery.  Even with the very slight setback, I'm so happy with my recovery.  One more week of rest and back to work.

January and February are typically travel periods for us.  Every effort is made to escape the winter blues.  Because we knew that there wouldn't be any trips for a few months, we managed to squeeze in two weekend trips in January this year.  The first was Malta.

City Break to Sliema Malta

Monday, March 7, 2016

Day Trips with British Airways

I have an epic case of itchy feet.  I want to go to all the places, all the time.  But Matt has it much worse.  He loves loves loves to travel!  Even the not so fun things like airports and flying (I still really hate flying.), he loves this stuff.  This is a man who has a spreadsheet showing every flight he's ever taken (over 600) and exactly how many miles he's flown (over a million).  He's even been known to fly out in the morning and return in the evening, just so he can go somewhere.  In fact, he's taken several day trips like this.  It's usually with his mates because I've been reluctant to suffer two flights in one day.  But I did join him for his latest trip to Hamburg, Germany.  So, I'll let him tell you all about taking a day trip with British Airways and I'll show you some photos from our time in Hamburg.

Day Trips with British Airways Hamburg, Germany

Friday, March 4, 2016

Saatchi Gallery - London

One of my favorite things about London is the free museums.  The Saatchi Gallery is right on our doorstep so I wandered over recently to see what I could see.  The current exhibition is called Champagne Life.  If you live in London and haven't seen it yet, stop reading and go now.  The exhibition will be over in a few days.  If you aren't in London then keep reading and I'll show you some of the artwork.  

Saatchi Gallery London England

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Berlin, Germany City Break

I previously posted some photos from Berlin and our annual Christmas Market trip. We were only in this vibrant city for a few days and most of our time was spent at the markets.  But you can't visit Berlin and not see some of the famous sites like Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall.  So, here are a few more photos of the city from our visit. 

Berlin, Germany City Break